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A shell of a dead winged mapleleaf mussel (Quadrula fragosa). This is one of 44 species of freshwater mussels still found in the upper Mississippi River near Prairie du Chien, Wisconsin. This species is listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN.

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A shiny pigtoe (Fusconaia cor) from the Clinch River near Sneedville, Tennessee. This mussel is listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN.

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A Noel’s amphipod (Gammarus desperatus) at the Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico. This species is listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN.

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Two Noel’s amphipods (Gammarus desperatus) at the Bitter Lake National Wildlife Refuge, New Mexico. This species is listed as Critically Endangered by the IUCN.

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A Peck’s cave amphipod (Stygobromus pecki) in the Conservation Department of the San Antonio Zoo. Collected in Comal Springs near New Braunfels, Texas. This species is listed as endangered by the IUCN.

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A common bithynia snail (Bithynia tentaculata) at Fluviário de Mora in Mora, Portugal.

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A boxer pupfish (Cyprinodon simus) at the Zoological Society of London. This is a rare freshwater fish from Mexico.

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A boxer pupfish (Cyprinodon simus) at the Zoological Society of London. This is a rare freshwater fish from Mexico.

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A boxer pupfish (Cyprinodon simus) at the Zoological Society of London. This is a rare freshwater fish from Mexico.

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A bluespar darter (Etheostoma meadiae) at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center in Marion, Virginia.

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A bluespar darter (Etheostoma meadiae) at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center in Marion, Virginia.

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A female wavy-rayed lampmussel (Lampsilis fasciola) at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center in Marion, Virginia.

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A Sinaloan cichlid (Cichlasoma beani) at the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum.

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

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Two reticulate crayfish (Faxonius erichsonianus) 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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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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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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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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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 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 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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