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yabby

, yabbie Austral
1. a small freshwater crayfish of the genus Cherax, esp C. destructor
2. a marine prawn used as bait
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Members of the YABBY gene family specify abaxial cell fate in Arabidopsis.
Denise, 45, has taken a job showing tourists how to raise yabby, a drought-resistant edible crayfish native to the Murray.
The Macquarie Dictionary Online also advises that a scaly-breasted lorikeet (a small, brightly coloured parrot), a type of yabby (freshwater crayfish), a native frog, a type of surfing wave or a psycho-stimulant party drug can each be colloquially known as "greenies" in different Australian communities.
On the rare occasions that a friend from school was allowed to visit Rosewood, Anna would show her the honey house where her father, Jack, kept his beekeeping gear--a small tin shed squatting on low stumps between the cattle yards and the paddocks; the maidenhair fern and lilly pilly trees along the creek bank; the yabby hole that was the special preserve of Aunt Lily's boys; the lagoon fed by the creek where you could see sky-blue waterlilies, wild ducks and geese, and where the grove of native fig trees grew.
Morphology and occurrence of yabby (Cherax albidus Clark) burrows in Western Australian farm dams.
During his extensive travels within Australia he has photographed Indigenous Australians, agriculture and industry, and activities ranging from cattle mustering to yabby racing.
Essential mixes come from Tubby, his protege Prince Jammy, and their contemporaries Errol ``ET'' Thompson, Yabby You and Lee Perry.
Alternately, during low tides an additional 12+ specimens from each location were collected with a manual slurp gun, also known as a yabby pump.
There are concerns that the yabby, Cherax destructor, introduced to Western Australia from Victoria in 1932, may prey on hatchlings of the rare freshwater turtle at two neighbouring nature reserves, Ellen Brook and Twin Swamps, near Perth airport.
Some individuals may have used yabby holes along Reservoir Creek or sheltered underground in the damp sands in this part of the property.
Scientific studies by the Department of Primary Industries, with assistance from the Australian Platypus Conservancy, show that the new open-top pyramid net provides comparable catch rates to other yabby nets but with a significantly lower likelihood of catching other wildlife such as platypus.