Scientific name: Jasus edwardsii
Size:, measured by tail width – from 54mm (males) to over 100mm (large females)
Weight: generally 0.6–1kg, but will grow to over 5kg
New Zealand crayfish or Rock Lobster is considered a delicacy especially here and in Asia and is prized for its sweet succulent and distinctively-flavoured flesh. We sell live crayfish, and ideally they should be eaten on the day of purchase, with care taken not to over-cook them. Crayfish can be baked boiled barbecued steamed, and is also delicious raw as sushi.