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Crayfish Word Search

Carolyn Nixon

Below are lists of crayfish names, habitats, anatomy, and recipes that use crayfish as an ingredient.  There is also a diagram showing crayfish external anatomy.  Search the grid of letters below for these hidden words.  The words can be horizontal, vertical, or diagonal and begin from either end (for example, rivers or srevir). 

Crayfish names

decapoda

crustacean

crayfish

crawfish

crawdad

mud bug


Crayfish habitats

rivers

marsh

streams

swamps

chimneys

caves

 Crayfish anatomy

telson

chelae

areola

pereiopods

pleopods

antenna

carapace

uropods

rostrum

 

Crayfish recipes

jambalaya

etouffee

 

 

Definitions

jambalaya—an herb-seasoned, southern rice dish often prepared with crayfish, shrimp, or oysters.

etouffee—a crayfish stew, usually served over rice.

 

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