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by Darren

Continuing my posts about freshwater crayfish which I photographed last weekend in the midlands, here’s a picture which shows the entire animal.  The native UK species, the white clawed crayfish, extends between 9 and 12 cm and reaches maturity within 2-3 years at which time it is about 5cm long.

I’ve learnt something today – Laura Bergerol, a photojournalist from New Orleans got in touch via twitter to let me know that crayfish are called ecrevisses in France.  Thanks Laura.

Of course, it was from Louisiana that the imported signal crayfish came, but we won’t mention that in polite company!

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