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Crawfish, Red Swamp
A member of the Cambaridae family, the Red Swamp Crawfish is commonly found in warm, fresh water. The average lifespan is five years and in this time weights of over 50g and lengths of 5 to 12cm can be reached. It is an omnivorous
species feeding on insects, larvae and detritus.
Red Swamp crayfish are farmed in both the US Southern States and China. Both countries farm them in agricultural ponds or rice paddies and their production does not require the use of feed or chemical inputs. In China escaped crayfish have caused ecosystem damage as they are an invasive species. US farmed red swamp crayfish is a sustainable farmed seafood choice.