We all know they taste good and are a Good Friday tradition. I'm not trying to go all Cliff Claven on you, but here are ten crawfish facts you might not know.


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Crawfish have inner gills that allow them to live out of water

Crawfish can drown (careful when you purge)

There are over 500 species of crawfish. Only two are harvested although over half of the different species live in North America (wonder what dem other species taste like)

There is a cave dwelling species of Crawfish that are colorless and have no eyes

There are no crawfish in Africa.

Louisiana is the first state to have an Official Crustacean and it is the crawfish

The eggs develop while attached to the swimming legs of the female.

Europeans consider them a delicacy.

A crawfish has four pair of walking legs and four pair of swimming legs.

Crawfish feed at night.