Red Swamp Crawfish (Red Swamp Crayfish)

Photo of a red swamp crawfish or crayfish.

Adult red swamp crawfish are dark red (nearly black on the carapace) and have a wedge-shaped black stripe on the abdomen. Juveniles are a uniform gray, sometimes overlain by dark wavy lines. In Missouri it lives in the Bootheel, usually in lowland streams and ditches.

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