Definition of Astacidae
1. Noun. Crayfish.
Generic synonyms: Arthropod Family
Group relationships: Decapoda, Order Decapoda
Member holonyms: Crawdad, Crawdaddy, Crawfish, Crayfish, Astacus, Genus Astacus, Cambarus, Genus Cambarus
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Literary usage of Astacidae
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. A Manual of the Common Invertebrate Animals: Exclusive of Insects by Henry Sherring Pratt (1916)
"Astacidae.• Crayfish. Body not so large as in previous family; rostrum without ... Key to the genera of Astacidae here described: a, Pacific slope crayfish. ..."
2. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"Monograph of the North American Astacidae. 111. Cat. Mus. Comp. Zool. Harvard, No. 3; 109 pp. HARRIS, JA 1903. An Ecological Catalogue of the Crayfishes ..."
3. Animal Life as Affected by the Natural Conditions of Existence by Carl Semper (1881)
"True Astacidae or river cray-fish occur in Europe, in America, and Australia, while they are absent from the intervening countries arid islands. ..."