Re: NANFA-- Fish and Crayfish Burrow Coexistance- Was Erymozon
Thu, 6 Apr 2000 14:37:07 EDT

In a message dated 4/6/00 1:02:47 AM Eastern Daylight Time, writes:

<< I never hear anyone call them crayfish. sounds too wierd. >>

Actually, I first heard them called crawdads by my dad when I saw my first
one and asked what it was. I seem to remember looking up the meaning of the
words "crawdad' and "crayfish" to see which term was proper; "crawdad' is a
colloquial term and "crayfish" is the proper term (perhaps someone has
different info on this?). "Crawfish " would seem to be an intermediate term
between the two others. Myself, I prefer to call them "crawdads" instead of
"crayfish' since they're crustaceans and obviously not fish, but I generally
call them "crayfish" to avoid any misunderstandings, since on all the web
pages about them they are called "crayfish". Obviously, calling them
"crawfish" will work too, since I've heard the words "crawdad" and "crayfish"
I know what you're talking about! Plus I've heard other people on the list
refer to them as "crawfish", too. Whatever works for ya.

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