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INV004-00171

A tapered pigtoe mussel (Fusconaia burkei) from the Choctawhatchee River drainage photographed with the USFWS. This animal was collected from Bruce Creek, Walton County, FL.

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INV004-00170

A Gulf spike mussel (Elliptio pullata) from the Choctawhatchee River drainage photographed with the USFWS. This animal was collected in Bruce Creek, Walton County, FL.

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INV004-00169

Shell of a federally endangered gulf moccasinshell mussel (Medionidus penicillatus) from the Chipola River drainage in Jackson County, FL photographed with the USFWS. This animal was collected from Waddell Creek.

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INV004-00168

Shell of a federally endangered gulf moccasinshell mussel (Medionidus penicillatus) from the Chipola River drainage in Jackson County, FL photographed with the USFWS. This animal was collected from Waddell Creek.

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INV004-00167

Three federally endangered oval pigtoe mussels, Pleurobema pyriforme, from the Chipola River drainage in Jackson County, FL photographed with the USFWS. These animals were collected from Waddell Creek.

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INV004-00166

A federally endangered oval pigtoe mussels, Pleurobema pyriforme, from the Chipola River drainage in Jackson County, FL photographed with the USFWS. This animal was collected from Waddell Creek.

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INV004-00165

Four federally endangered oval pigtoe mussels, Pleurobema pyriforme, from the Chipola River drainage in Jackson County, FL photographed with the USFWS. These animals were collected from Waddell Creek.

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INV004-00164

An endangered shinyrayed pocketbook mussel (Hamiota subangulata) from the Chipola River drainage in Jackson County, FL photographed with the USFWS. This animal was collected from Waddell Creek.

This mussel releases a packet of larvae that looks just like a swimming minnow as a lure—when a larger fish bites the packet, the larval mussels hitch onto the gills of the fish and hang on for several weeks, allowing the fish to transport the babies upstream.

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INV004-00163

An endangered shinyrayed pocketbook mussel (Hamiota subangulata) from the Chipola River drainage in Jackson County, FL photographed with the USFWS. This animal was collected from Waddell Creek.

This mussel releases a packet of larvae that looks just like a swimming minnow as a lure—when a larger fish bites the packet, the larval mussels hitch onto the gills of the fish and hang on for several weeks, allowing the fish to transport the babies upstream.

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INV004-00162

An iridescent lilliput mussel (Toxolasma paulum) from the Chipola River drainage in Jackson County, FL photographed with the USFWS. This animal was collected from Baker Creek.

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INV004-00161

Two iridescent lilliput mussel (Toxolasma paulum) from the Chipola River drainage in Jackson County, FL photographed with the USFWS. These animals were collected from Baker Creek.

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INV004-00160

A rayed creekshell mussel (Anodontoides radiatus) from the Chipola River drainage in Jackson County, FL photographed with the USFWS. This animal was collected from Baker Creek.

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INV004-00159

A rayed creekshell mussel (Anodontoides radiatus) from the Chipola River drainage in Jackson County, FL photographed with the USFWS. This animal was collected from Baker Creek.

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INV004-00158

A flatwoods creekshell mussel (Strophitus williamsi) from the Choctawhatchee River drainage photographed with the USFWS. This animal was collected from Bruce Creek, Walton County, FL.

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INV004-00157

A flatwoods creekshell mussel (Strophitus williamsi) from the Choctawhatchee River drainage photographed with the USFWS. This animal was collected from Bruce Creek, Walton County, FL.

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INV004-00156

A southern sandshell (Hamiota australis) from the Choctawhatchee River drainage photographed with the USFWS. This animal was collected from Bruce Creek, Walton County, FL.

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INV004-00155

Four southern sandshell (Hamiota australis) from the Choctawhatchee River drainage photographed with the USFWS. These animals were collected from Bruce Creek, Walton County, FL.

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INV004-00154

A southern sandshell (Hamiota australis) from the Choctawhatchee River drainage photographed with the USFWS. This animal was collected from Bruce Creek, Walton County, FL.

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INV004-00153

Four southern sandshell (Hamiota australis) from the Choctawhatchee River drainage photographed with the USFWS. These animals were collected from Bruce Creek, Walton County, FL.

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INV004-00152

An endangered Choctaw bean mussels (Obovaria choctawensis) from the Choctawhatchee River drainage photographed with the USFWS. This animal was collected from Bruce Creek, Walton County, FL.

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INV004-00151

Three endangered Choctaw bean mussels (Obovaria choctawensis) from the Choctawhatchee River drainage photographed with the USFWS. These animals were collected from Bruce Creek, Walton County, FL.

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INV004-00150

Two endangered Choctaw bean mussels (Obovaria choctawensis) from the Choctawhatchee River drainage photographed with the USFWS. These animals were collected from Bruce Creek, Walton County, FL.
These individuals are marked for study.

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INV004-00149

A tapered pigtoe mussel (Fusconaia burkei) from the Choctawhatchee River drainage photographed with the USFWS. This animal was collected from Bruce Creek, Walton County, FL.

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INV004-00148

An adult and two juvenile tapered pigtoe mussel (Fusconaia burkei) from the Choctawhatchee River drainage photographed with the USFWS. These animals were collected from Bruce Creek, Walton County, FL.
Juveniles are smaller, and lighter in color.

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INV004-00147

A tapered pigtoe mussel (Fusconaia burkei) from the Choctawhatchee River drainage photographed with the USFWS. This animal was collected from Bruce Creek, Walton County, FL.

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INV004-00146

A Gulf spike mussel (Elliptio pullata) from the Choctawhatchee River drainage photographed with the USFWS. This animal was collected in Bruce Creek, Walton County, FL.

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INV004-00145

Four Gulf spike mussel (Elliptio pullata) from the Choctawhatchee River drainage photographed with the USFWS. These animals were collected in Bruce Creek, Walton County, FL.

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ANI084-00380

A federally endangered St. Andrew beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus peninsularis) at the USFWS office in Panama City, Florida.

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ANI084-00379

A federally endangered St. Andrew beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus peninsularis) at the USFWS office in Panama City, Florida.

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ANI012-00248

A Santa Rosa beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus leucocephalus) at the USFWS office in Panama City, FL. This and several other beach mice subspecies are imperiled due to beach development.

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ESA002-00385

A St. Andrew beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus peninsularis) a federally endangered rodent, at the USFWS office in Panama City, FL. This and several other beach mice subspecies are imperiled due to beach development.

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ESA002-00386

A Choctawhatchee beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus allophrys) a federally endangered rodent, at the USFWS office in Panama City, FL. This and several other beach mice subspecies are imperiled due to beach development.

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ESA001-00424

A Choctawhatchee beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus allophrys) a federally endangered rodent, at the USFWS office in Panama City, FL. This and several other beach mice subspecies are imperiled due to beach development.

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ESA001-00441

A Choctawhatchee beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus allophrys) a federally endangered rodent, at the USFWS office in Panama City, FL. This and several other beach mice subspecies are imperiled due to beach development.

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ESA001-00425

A Choctawhatchee beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus allophrys) a federally endangered rodent, at the USFWS office in Panama City, FL. This and several other beach mice subspecies are imperiled due to beach development.

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ESA001-00442

A Choctawhatchee beach mouse (Peromyscus polionotus allophrys) a federally endangered rodent, at the USFWS office in Panama City, FL. This and several other beach mice subspecies are imperiled due to beach development.

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