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

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A pointed Campeloma snail (Campeloma sp.) at the Center for Aquatic Mollusk Programs in Lake City, Minnesota.

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A pointed Campeloma snail (Campeloma sp.) at the Center for Aquatic Mollusk Programs in Lake City, Minnesota.

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A unidentified giant stonefly nymph (Pteronarcys sp.) collected by the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab.

This insect was collected from Seven Springs, Pennsylvania.

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A ripple elimia (Elimia lecontiana) at the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Marion, Alabama.

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An endangered interrupted rocksnail (Leptoxis foreman) at the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Marion, Alabama.

This species was once considered to be extinct and was rediscovered in 1998.

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An unidentified green-winged 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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