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Several spotfin chubs (Erimonax monachus) at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center. This species is federally listed as threatened.

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A rainbow darter (Etheostoma caeruleum) at Conservation Fisheries, a native stream fish breeding center.

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Two rush darters (Etheostoma phytophilum) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A rush darter (Etheostoma phytophilum) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A Malaysian gliding tree frog (Rhacophorus pardalis) from a private collection.

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A Malaysian gliding tree frog (Rhacophorus pardalis) from a private collection.

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An olive nerite snail (Neritina reclivata) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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An unidentified snail at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Olive nerite snails (Neritina reclivata) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A stargazing minnow (Phenacobius uranops) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee. These are from Little River, in Blount County, TN.

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A stargazing minnow (Phenacobius uranops) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee. These are from Little River, in Blount County, TN.

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A fat sleeper (Dormitator maculatus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A fat sleeper (Dormitator maculatus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A fat sleeper (Dormitator maculatus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A fat sleeper (Dormitator maculatus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A Western creek chubsucker (Erimyzon claviformis) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee. This animal was collected at Lewis Creek, Cannon County, TN.

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A Western creek chubsucker (Erimyzon claviformis) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee. This animal was collected at Lewis Creek, Cannon County, TN.

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A Western creek chubsucker (Erimyzon claviformis) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee. This animal was collected at Lewis Creek, Cannon County, TN.

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A Northern sunfish (Lepomis peltastes) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee. This animal is from Brainard chain of lakes in Northern Minnesota.

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A Northern sunfish (Lepomis peltastes) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee. This animal is from Brainard chain of lakes in Northern Minnesota.

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A longnose gar (Lepisosteus osseus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee. This animal was raised from eggs collected out of Copper Creek, a tributary to the Clinch River in Virginia.

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A longnose gar (Lepisosteus osseus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee. This animal was raised from eggs collected out of Copper Creek, a tributary to the Clinch River in Virginia.

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A longnose gar (Lepisosteus osseus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee. This animal was raised from eggs collected out of Copper Creek, a tributary to the Clinch River in Virginia.

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A longnose gar (Lepisosteus osseus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee. This animal was raised from eggs collected out of Copper Creek, a tributary to the Clinch River in Virginia.

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Juvenile Carolina madtoms (Noturus furiosus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee. Collected as eggs in the Tar River drainage of North Carolina. These fish are less than one year old, and have very different markings than adult Carolina madtoms.

This species depends on mussels to survive; empty mussel shells provide them with both cover and nesting habitat. Mussels are also not doing well in these places, which hurts this fish. Factory farms and introduced flathead catfish are leading to their demise as well.

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An endangered adult Carolina madtom (Noturus furiosus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee. This fish was collected in Neuse River in North Carolina. This is one of just two fish collected in this place in the past 8 years, so biologists fear that the species may soon be extinct in this river in the near future. It persists in one other river system, the Tar River in North Carolina.

This fish depends on mussels to survive; empty mussel shells provide them with both cover and nesting habitat. Mussels are also not doing well in these places, which hurts this fish. Factory farms and introduced flathead catfish are leading to their demise as well.

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An endangered adult Carolina madtom (Noturus furiosus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee. This fish was collected in Neuse River in North Carolina. This is one of just two fish collected in this place in the past 8 years, so biologists fear that the species may soon be extinct in this river in the near future. It persists in one other river system, the Tar River in North Carolina.

This fish depends on mussels to survive; empty mussel shells provide them with both cover and nesting habitat. Mussels are also not doing well in these places, which hurts this fish. Factory farms and introduced flathead catfish are leading to their demise as well.

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An endangered adult Carolina madtom (Noturus furiosus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee. This fish was collected in Neuse River in North Carolina. This is one of just two fish collected in this place in the past 8 years, so biologists fear that the species may soon be extinct in this river in the near future. It persists in one other river system, the Tar River in North Carolina.

This fish depends on lots of mussels to survive; empty mussel shells provide them with both cover and nesting habitat. Mussels are also not doing well in these places, which hurts this fish. Factory farms and introduced flathead catfish are leading to their demise as well.

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An endangered adult Carolina madtom (Noturus furiosus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee. Collected in Neuse River in North Carolina. This is one of just two fish collected in this place in the past 8 years, so biologists fear that the species may soon be extinct in this river in the near future. It persists in one other river system, the Tar River in North Carolina.

This fish depends on lots of mussels to survive; empty mussel shells provide them with both cover and nesting habitat. Mussels are also not doing well in these places, which hurts this fish. Factory farms and introduced flathead catfish are leading to their demise as well.

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An endangered adult Carolina madtom (Noturus furiosus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee. Collected in Neuse River in North Carolina. This is one of just two fish collected in this place in the past 8 years, so biologists fear that the species may soon be extinct in this river in the near future. It persists in one other river system, the Tar River in North Carolina.

This fish depends on lots of mussels to survive; empty mussel shells provide them with both cover and nesting habitat. Mussels are also not doing well in these places, which hurts this fish. Factory farms and introduced flathead catfish are leading to their demise as well.

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A broadstriped shiner (Pteronotropis euryzonus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A broadstriped shiner (Pteronotropis euryzonus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A metalic shiner (Pteronotropis metallicus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A metallic shiner (Pteronotropis metallicus) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Flagfin shiner (Pteronotropis signipinnis) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Flagfin shiner (Pteronotropis signipinnis) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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