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Louisiana’s State Crustacean

January 12, 2010 Critter Corner, Trivia Tidbits No Comments

Crawfish PlateCalled “crawdads” and “mudbugs” in other parts of the U.S., crawfish are Louisiana’s state crustaceans.  There are so many in Southern Louisiana that this region is commonly referred to as the crawfish capital of the world.  Although may crawfishermen still use swamps and marshes as their main hunting grounds for these small, lobster look-a-likes, the crawfish industry has become so big in Louisiana people have developed crawfish farms.  Provided by the Louisiana State Legislature, Office of Public Information

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