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An unidentified stonefly nymph (Isoperla sp.), aquatic invertebrate from Mores Creek near Idaho City, Idaho.

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An unidentified turban snail (Turbo sp.) at the Akron Zoo.

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An unidentified turban snail (Turbo sp.) at the Akron Zoo.

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A margarite nassa mud snail (Nassarius margaritifer) at the Akron Zoo.

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A margarite nassa mud snail (Nassarius margaritifer) at the Akron Zoo.

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Kanawha upland burrowing crayfish with eggs (Cambarus dubius) from the wild.

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L260 Queen Arabesque plecostomus (Hypancistrus sp.) from a private collection. Plecostumus have identification numbers because many of them are quite similar. L, standing for Loricariidae, followed by their number.

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The hellgrammite (aquatic larval form) of a dobsonfly (Corydalus latreille) at Fish Biodiversity Lab, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.

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The hellgrammite (aquatic larval form) of a dobsonfly (Corydalus latreille) at Fish Biodiversity Lab, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama.

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Coppery taupe moth (Charissa mucidaria) at Graham’s Quinta dos Malvedos Vineyard.

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Surgeon crayfish (Orconectes forceps) at Conservation Fisheries.

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Nymph of the American salmonfly (Pteronarcys dorsata) at Conservation Fisheries.

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European crayfish (Astacus astacus) at Alpenzoo in Innsbruck, Austria.
This species is listed as Vulnerable on IUCN.

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Great ramshorn snails (Planorbarius corneus) at Alpenzoo in Innsbruck, Austria.

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Great ramshorn snails (Planorbarius corneus) at Alpenzoo in Innsbruck, Austria.

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Southern hawker (Aeshna cyanea) at Alpenzoo in Innsbruck, Austria.

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Clingfish or skilletfish (Gobiesox strumosus) at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab and Aquarium.

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Sponge goby (Evermannichthys metzelaari) at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab and Aquarium.

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Millions of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) roost on the Chincua Mountain near Angangueo, Mexico. This is one of five wintering roosts for monarchs, where the cool mountain climate slows their metabolism enough for them to overwinter before migrating back northward in the spring. Logging threatens this spectacle–Already one of the five sites is no longer used by the butterflies due to the forest being cleared.

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Millions of monarch butterflies (Danaus plexippus) roost on the Chincua Mountain near Angangueo, Mexico. This is one of five wintering roosts for monarchs, where the cool mountain climate slows their metabolism enough for them to overwinter before migrating back northward in the spring. Logging threatens this spectacle–Already one of the five sites is no longer used by the butterflies due to the forest being cleared.

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An otocinclus catfish (Macrotocinclus affinis) at the Singapore Zoo’s River Safari area.

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A vulnerable Parker’s golden frog (Mantella pulchra) from the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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A vulnerable Parker’s golden frog (Mantella pulchra) from the Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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The underside of a blue-tailed fire-bellied newt (Cynops cyanurus.)

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Chuxiong fire-bellied newts (Cynops cyanurus chuxiongensis) at the Saint Louis Zoo.

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Mud dog whelk, Nassarius obsoletus, at the Sedge Island Natural Resource Education Center in the Sedge Islands Marine Conservation Zone, Barnegat Bay, New Jersey.

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Vulnerable (IUCN) and federally threatened polar bears (Ursus maritimus) delight the crowd through 5-inch-thick acrylic at the Columbus Zoo. The underwater display is filled with live rainbow trout so the bears can fish.

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A Florida scrub lizard (Sceloporus woodi) from Cape Canaveral Florida.

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A Florida scrub lizard (Sceloporus woodi) from Cape Canaveral Florida.

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The endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Nashville crayfish (Orconectes shoupi). This animal has a very limited range, existing only in the Mill Creek watershed which runs from downtown Nashville to its suburbs. Habitat loss has restricted its range even further within Mill Creek, with more construction in recent years.

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Critically endangered (IUCN) Chuckey madtom (Noturus crypticus), one of only 14 specimens ever to be collected, at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center. This fish has not been listed due to lack of funding even though it is one of the rarest fish in North America.

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The endangered (IUCN) and federally endangered Nashville crayfish (Orconectes shoupi). This animal has a very limited range, existing only in the Mill Creek watershed which runs from downtown Nashville to its suburbs. Habitat loss has restricted its range even further within Mill Creek, with more construction in recent years.

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