Translation of crayfish in Spanish:

crayfish

ástaco, n.

Pronunciation /ˈkreɪˌfɪʃ//ˈkreɪfɪʃ/

plural noun

  • 1

    (freshwater)
    ástaco masculine
    cangrejo de río masculine
    • Land crabs, river crayfish, opossum, agouti, and fish are caught where available.
    • Looking that way, he saw a pair of raccoons dunking their paws in the river, obviously after crayfish.
    • It escaped, of course, like all imports do, and is now wiping out the much smaller native crayfish in the rushing streams of the Yorkshire Dales.
    • Wiltshire Wildlife Trust is looking into moving white-claw crayfish to safe rivers.
    • As we clambered through the breakdown above the stream we saw several crayfish, which had apparently been washed in by the storm earlier in the week.
  • 2

    (marine)
    (pequeña) langosta feminine
    cigala feminine
    • However, aquaculture also includes the farming of other aquatic animals such as: molluscs (including oysters, abalone, mussels and scallops); crustaceans (such as shrimps, prawns, freshwater and marine crayfish); and aquatic plants (seaweeds).
    • Lobsters, crabs, prawns, bay bugs, freshwater and marine crayfish all belong to the phylum Arthropoda, the group which also contains insects.
    • The Palinuridae family includes the commercially exploited crustaceans of Australia that are known as rock lobsters, spiny crayfish and marine crayfish.
    • He pointed to recent archaeological investigations which indicated that Maori had overexploited resources such as seals, marine crayfish and birds of several varieties.
    • The spiny, or rock, lobsters, found in warm seas of both hemispheres, are actually marine crayfish (genus Panulirus); they lack claws but have sharp spines on the carapace.