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An endangered fluted kidneyshell (Ptychobranchus subtentus) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. This animal was collected from the Clinch River, VA.

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A pheasantshell (Actinonaias pecterosa) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. This animal was collected from the Clinch River, VA.

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A pheasantshell (Actinonaias pecterosa) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. This animal was collected from the Clinch River, VA.

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Two black sandshell (Ligumia recta) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. These animals were collected from the Clinch River, VA.

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Two black sandshell (Ligumia recta) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. These animals were collected from the Clinch River, VA.

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A Tennessee pigtoe (Pleuronaia barnesiana) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. This animal was collected from the Clinch River, VA.

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A Tennessee pigtoe (Pleuronaia barnesiana) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. This animal was collected from the Clinch River, VA.

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Two critically endangered birdwing pearlymussels (Lemiox rimosus) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. These animals were collected from the Clinch River, VA.

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Two critically endangered birdwing pearlymussels (Lemiox rimosus) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. These animals were collected from the Clinch River, VA.

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Two endangered oyster mussels (Epioblasma capsaeformis) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. These animals were collected from the Clinch River, VA.

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A endangered oyster mussel (Epioblasma capsaeformis) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. These animals were collected from the Clinch River, VA.

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Two endangered oyster mussels (Epioblasma capsaeformis) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. These animals were collected from the Clinch River, VA.

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Two critically endangered Cumberlandian combshells (Epioblasma brevidens) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. These animals were collected from the Clinch River, VA.

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Two critically endangered Cumberlandian combshells (Epioblasma brevidens) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. These animals were collected from the Clinch River, VA.

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A female wavy-rayed lampmussel (Lampsilis fasciola) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. Shown here displaying her mantle lure, which mimics a darter. The fake fish is wiggled in the current in order to get a fish to strike at it, which will release glochidia (their microscopic babies) into the fish’s gills, allowing the mussel to move its kind upstream.

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A birdwing pearly mussel (Lemiox rimosus) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. Shown here displaying her mantle lure, which mimics a snail. The fake fish is wiggled in the current in order to get a fish to strike at it, which will release glochidia (their microscopic babies) into the fish’s gills, allowing the mussel to move its kind upstream.

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An endangered spiny river snail (Io fuluviaris) at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center in Marion, Virginia. This species was collected in the Clinch River, VA. This is the largest native snail in the U.S.

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An endangered spiny river snail (Io fuluviaris) at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center in Marion, Virginia. This species was collected in the Clinch River, VA. This is the largest native snail in the U.S.

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A white sucker (Catostomus commersonii) at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center in Marion, Virginia.

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A white sucker (Catostomus commersonii) at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center in Marion, Virginia.

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A white sucker (Catostomus commersonii) at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center in Marion, Virginia.

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A white sucker (Catostomus commersonii) at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center in Marion, Virginia.

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An adult mountain brook lamprey (Ichthyomyzon greeleyi) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. This animal was collected on the Nash’s Ford on the Clinch River, VA.

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An adult mountain brook lamprey (Ichthyomyzon greeleyi) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. This animal was collected on the Nash’s Ford on the Clinch River, VA.

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An adult mountain brook lamprey (Ichthyomyzon greeleyi) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. This animal was collected on the Nash’s Ford on the Clinch River, VA.

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An adult mountain brook lamprey (Ichthyomyzon greeleyi) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. This animal was collected on the Nash’s Ford on the Clinch River, VA.

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A stargazing minnow (Phenacobius uranops) at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center in Marion, Virginia.

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A stargazing minnow (Phenacobius uranops) at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center in Marion, Virginia.

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A stargazing minnow (Phenacobius uranops) at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center in Marion, Virginia.

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A stargazing minnow (Phenacobius uranops) at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center in Marion, Virginia.

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A largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center.

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A largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center.

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A largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center.

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A largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center.

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A crescent shiner (Luxilus cerasinus) at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center in Marion, Virginia. This species was collected from the Blackwater River, VA.

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A crescent shiner (Luxilus cerasinus) at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center in Marion, Virginia. This species was collected from the Blackwater River, VA.

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