Bug with claws and many legs
Location: Tarpon Springs, FL
April 1, 2011 12:49 am
Hello,
I live in Tarpon Springs and we just had a huge rain storm today. Well, when I left the house to go to the store, I found this huge crab like bug sitting on the driveway. It was maybe about 3 inches long, had claws and I noticed many legs when I flipped it over with my foot. Can you please identify this curious looking creature?
Signature: Joey Tooze

Crayfish

Hi Joey,
This freshwater crustacean is commonly called a Crayfish, though it has many other common names, some quite localized in their use, including Crawfish, Crawdad and Clawfish.  We are amused at the name you used to title your photographs and we think that Clawbug is probably a name that is used by some people when talking about the Crayfish.

Thank you!!!  Btw, Awesome site! 🙂

Location: Florida

One Response to Crayfish

  1. N. Fritz says:

    Although the preferred term in Louisiana is crawfish, they are frequently referred to as mudbugs!

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