Some may look at a crawfish and a lobster and note that there are some differences with regards to their appearance. How will you know which one you are looking at? The crawfish is known to be found in freshwater while lobsters can be found in saltwater.
They may look the same in the beginning but you will notice that the crawfish is usually smaller as compared to the lobster. The crawfish usually eat plants and animals that have already died while the lobster will eat fresh and live plants and animals. There are certain areas in the world wherein one product may be more popular as compared to the other.
Both lobster and crawfish possess a hard-outer shell and a body which is divided into parts. They have a similar body structure, but they are not the same size. Crawfish typically do not grow more than six inches. Lobsters usually grow to be at least eight inches long. Lobsters are found in oceans, while crawfish can be found at the bottom of lakes or streams. Lobsters swim front ways while crawfish swim sideways.
Lobsters and crawfish are both delicious seafood, and crawfish is considered to be 'the poor man's lobster.' Lobster is boiled and steamed, and then it is usually dipped in butter. Crawfish are typically boiled whole in spicy Cajun seasoning and served whole in a pile with potatoes and corn. Lobster is considered to be a delicacy, while crawfish is associated with down-home cooking.