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A unidentified snipe fly larvae (Rahagionidae sp.) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, Virginia.

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A unidentified cranefly larvae (Tipulidae sp.) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, Virginia.

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A unidentified planorbid snail (Planorbidae sp.) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, Virginia.

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A unidentified dwarf crayfish (Cambarellus sp.) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, Virginia.

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A unidentified Whitewater River crayfish (Cambarus sp.) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, Virginia.

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Two mountain crayfish (Cambarus conasauganensis) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty Virginia.

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Two mountain crayfish (Cambarus conasauganensis) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty Virginia.

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A Chowanoke crayfish (Faxonius virginiensis) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

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An Asian clam (Corbicula fluminea) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

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A unidentified cranefly larvae (Tipulidae sp.) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, Virginia.

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A unidentified case-maker caddisfly larvae (Limnephilid sp.) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, Virginia.

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A unidentified horse leech (Haemopis sp.) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, Virginia.

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A unidentified turtle leech (Placobdella sp.) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, Virginia.

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A federally-endangered Guyandotte River crayfish (Cambarus veteranus) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

This species is only known from two streams in West Virginia. The total stream distance it is found in is about 25 miles total. Both streams are threatened by surface and underground coal mining.

The parents of this animal were collected in Wyoming County, WV, in 2015. This individual was born in the West Liberty Crayfish Conservation Lab in the summer of 2016. It represents one of the first of its kind to be reared in human care.

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A federally-endangered Guyandotte River crayfish (Cambarus veteranus) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

This species is only known from two streams in West Virginia. The total stream distance it is found in is about 25 miles total. Both streams are threatened by surface and underground coal mining.

The parents of this animal were collected in Wyoming County, WV, in 2015. This individual was born in the West Liberty Crayfish Conservation Lab in the summer of 2016. It represents one of the first of its kind to be reared in human care.

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A paintedhand mudbug (Lacunicambarus polychromatus) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

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A reticulate crayfish (Faxonius erichsonianus) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

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A white tubercled crayfish (Procambarus spiculifer) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

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An upland burrowing crayfish (Cambarus dubius) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

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A rusty grave digger (Lacunicambarus miltus) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

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An Appalachian brook crayfish (Cambarus cavatus) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

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A depression crayfish (Cambarus rusticiformis) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

This species was collected at Little River, Trigg County, Kentucky.

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A depression crayfish (Cambarus rusticiformis) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

This species was collected at Little River, Trigg County, Kentucky.

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A Christmas tree crayfish (Procambarus pygmaeus) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

This species was collected at Sweet Water Creek, Clench County, Georgia.

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A seminole crayfish (Procambarus seminolae) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

This species was collected at Tiger Branch in Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge, Fargo, Georgia.

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A spinycheek crayfish, Faxonius limosus, at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

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An acuminate crayfish, Cambarus acuminatus, at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

This species was collected at Valley Creek, Chester County, Pennsylvania, just outside of Philadelphia.

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A chauga crayfish (Cambarus chaugaensis) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

This species was collected at Chauga River, Oconee County, South Carolina.

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A mane crayfish, Procambarus lophotus, at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.
This species was collected at Mill Creek, Murray County, Georgia.

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An ambiguous crayfish (Cambarus striatus) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

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An ambiguous crayfish (Cambarus striatus) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

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A beautiful crayfish (Cambarus speciosus) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.

This species was collected at Cartecay River, Gilmer County, Georgia.

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A moccasin crayfish (Cambarus longirostris) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, West Virginia.
This species was collected at Copper Creek, Scott County, Virginia.
The unusual shape of this species’ claw (chela) functions to serve as a hydrofoil, keeping the animal securely pinned to the bottom of the stream when the chela is positioned in a certain way.

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A Keowee crayfish (Cambarus prinsi) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, Virginia.

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An Appalachian brook crayfish (Cambarus bartonii) at the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab in West Liberty, Virginia.

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