A freshwater crustacean that resembles a small lobster.
The word 'crawdad' is a colloquial term used primarily in the southern united states to refer to the freshwater crustacean commonly known as a crayfish. it is derived from the scottish word 'crawdab' which was used in the 19th century to refer to crayfish.
- Crawdads are often found in streams and rivers in North America.
- They are an important food source for many fish and wildlife species.
- Crawdads are most active at night and are known to use their claws for defense and foraging.
- Crawdads are often used as bait for fishing and are also popular as a culinary ingredient in some regions.
- The appearance of crawdads can vary based on species and location, but they are typically brown or green in color.