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What is the difference between yabbies and crayfish?

As nouns the difference between yabby and crayfish
is that yabby is an australian crayfish, cherax destructor while crayfish is a freshwater crustacean () resembling a small lobster, sometimes used as an inexpensive seafood or as fish bait.

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Herein, are yabbies and crayfish the same?

The yabbies are the ones that live in dams and are smooth and the crayfish are the ones that are spiny and live in rivers. Now Australians use the two words differently, depending on where you live. In Adelaide, crayfish is a marine species.

Also, what is a yabby Australia? Yabby. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Yabby is a name given in Australia to two different kinds of crustacean: Cherax (Freshwater yabby), a crayfish. Trypaea (Marine yabby), a ghost shrimp (infraorder Thalassinidea) which lives in the intertidal zone.

Similarly, you may ask, what do Australians call crayfish?

In Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, the term crayfish or cray generally refers to a saltwater spiny lobster, of the genus Jasus that is indigenous to much of southern Oceania, while the freshwater species are usually called yabbies or kōura, from the indigenous Australian and Māori names for the animal

Are yabbies good to eat?

Yabbies are true scavengers so will eat almost any sinking food that fish eat as well as disks of carrot, peas, potato peels, spinach and most fruit. They will also eat aquatic plants and the carcasses of dead or dying fish. Don't feed them chunks of meat but the occasional garden worm is a nice treat.

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