They actually look like giant prawns and are easy to distinguish from common lobsters. Crawfish do not have large pincers, unlike lobsters which have formidable claws, and are a deep orange-brown in colour, not blue like common lobsters. The long ‘whip-like’ structures protruding from the head (antennules) are usually alternately banded with orange-brown and white stripes. These strange structures are used by the crawfish to ‘feel’ around its environment. Crawfish like a nice hole to hide in. Unfortunately they are very scarce around most of the British coast, even at Lundy, due to historic fishing activities.
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