Why is crawfish a fish?
So why do they have fish in their name? Well, it turns out that crayfish comes from the French word écrevisse. Somehow English speakers heard fish instead of visse and the crustacean became a fish!
What is crawfish considered?
Crayfish are freshwater crustaceans belonging to the clade Astacidea, which also contains lobsters. In some locations, they are also known as crawfish, craydids, crawdaddies, crawdads, freshwater lobsters, mountain lobsters, rock lobsters, mudbugs, baybugs or yabbies.
What family is crawfish?
crayfish, also called crawfish or crawdad, any of numerous crustaceans (order Decapoda, phylum Arthropoda) constituting the families Astacidae (Northern Hemisphere), Parastacidae, and Austroastracidae (Southern Hemisphere). They are closely related to the lobster.