Crayfish

Order: 
Decapoda
Family: 
Cambaridae

Freshwater decapod crustacean. Cylindrical Body shape. Cephalotorax conspicuously granular (roughened) in adults, provided of numerous small tuberculi and also having strong cervical, cephalic, branchiostegal, and marginal spines. Rostrum long with margins straight, convergent, having marginal spines near its tip, ending in a triangular acumen. Chelae narrow and long, notch in proximal portion of dactyl, leaving gap and delimited by tubercle. Large tubercle opposite end of gap on fixed finger; large scarlet tubercles on the palm and fingers. Carapace not separated at the middle (dorsally) by a space, the areola. Colour in adults dark red, some in shades of brown. A wedge-shaped black stripe is present on the abdomen. Chelae with bright red tubercles. Juveniles uniform grey, sometimes overlain by dark wavy lines.

International Designations

Germany: 
Chinesischer Krebs, Louisiana- Flusskrebs, Roter Sumpfkrebs
Italy: 
Gambero della Louisiana
Portugal: 
Lagostim-de-água- doce
UK: 
Crayfish
China: 
克氏原螯虾
Fishing gears: 
Aquaculture
FAO code: 
RCW
Scientific name: 
Procambarus clarkii
Type: 
Crustacean
Fishing areas: 
Area 2: America, North - Inland waters
Area 4: Asia - Inland waters
Global production (Tons): 
790949
Fishing seasons: 
ENE
FEB
MAR
ABR
MAY
JUN
JUL
AGO
SEP
OCT
NOV
DIC