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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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A shrimp crayfish (Faxonius lancifer) photographed in the Sciences and Technology Building at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

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A shrimp crayfish (Faxonius lancifer) photographed in the Sciences and Technology Building at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

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A Pontchartrain painted crayfish (Faxonius hobbsi) photographed in the Sciences and Technology Building at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

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A Pontchartrain painted crayfish (Faxonius hobbsi) photographed in the Sciences and Technology Building at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

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A gray-speckled painted crayfish (Faxonius palmeri palmeri) photographed in the Sciences and Technology Building at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

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A gray-speckled painted crayfish (Faxonius palmeri palmeri) photographed in the Sciences and Technology Building at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

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A Pinelands Creek crayfish (Procambarus vioscai) in the Sciences and Technology Building at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

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A Pinelands Creek crayfish (Procambarus vioscai) in the Sciences and Technology Building at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

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A mimic lymnaea snail (Psuedosuccinea columella) from the Achafalya Basin near Plaquemine LA, photographed at the ‘Gar Lab’ of the Nicholls State University.

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A mimic lymnaea snail (Psuedosuccinea columella) from the Achafalya Basin near Plaquemine LA, photographed at the ‘Gar Lab’ of the Nicholls State University.

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A mimic lymnaea snail (Psuedosuccinea columella) from the Achafalya Basin near Plaquemine LA, photographed at the ‘Gar Lab’ of the Nicholls State University.

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A mimic lymnaea snail (Psuedosuccinea columella) from the Achafalya Basin near Plaquemine LA, photographed at the ‘Gar Lab’ of the Nicholls State University.

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A Brazilian black tarantula (Grammostola pulchra) at the Toledo Zoo.

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The larvae of a Neptunus beetle (Dynastes neptunus) at the Toledo Zoo.

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The larvae of a Neptunus beetle (Dynastes neptunus) at the Toledo Zoo.

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A big bend scorpion (Diplocentrus sp.) at the Toledo Zoo.

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A big bend scorpion (Diplocentrus sp.) at the Toledo Zoo.

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An Anita Hoffman’s tarantula (Aphonopelma anitahoffmannae) at the Memphis Zoo in Tennessee.

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A southern quahog (Mercenaria campechiensis) photographed at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab
and Aquarium.

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A southern quahog (Mercenaria campechiensis) photographed at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab
and Aquarium.

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A green velvet finger sponge (Terpios zeteki) photographed at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab and Aquarium.

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A plumed worm (Diopara cuprea) at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab and Aquarium.

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