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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 citico darter (Etheostoma sitikuense) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A citico darter (Etheostoma sitikuense) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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An endangered whitefin or whiteseam fighting fish (Betta albimarginata) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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An endangered whitefin or whiteseam fighting fish (Betta albimarginata) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A Senegal flapshell turtle (Cyclanorbis senegalensis) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A Senegal flapshell turtle (Cyclanorbis senegalensis) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A Senegal flapshell turtle (Cyclanorbis senegalensis) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN.

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A yellow-backed ornamental tarantula, Poecilotheria smithi, from a private collection. This species, native to India, is now extinct in the wild.

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A yellow-backed ornamental tarantula, Poecilotheria smithi, from a private collection. This species, native to India, is now extinct in the wild.

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A critically endangered Maingano cichlid (Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos) from a private collection.

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A critically endangered Maingano cichlid (Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos) from a private collection.

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A critically endangered Maingano cichlid (Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos) from a private collection.

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Endangered Varatraza panchax (Pachypanchax varatraza) at Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic. This species is from Madagascar.

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Endangered Varatraza panchax (Pachypanchax varatraza) at Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic. This species is from Madagascar.

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A male Roberta’s toothcarp or Roberta’s killifish (Valencia robertae) from Greece at the Plzen Zoo. This species is critically endangered and occurs in two small rivers in Greece: lower Pinios in northern Peloponnese and Mornos Rivers in southern mainland of Greece.

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A female Roberta’s toothcarp or Roberta’s killifish (Valencia robertae) from Greece at the Plzen Zoo. This species is critically endangered and occurs in two small rivers in Greece: lower Pinios in northern Peloponnese and Mornos Rivers in southern mainland of Greece.

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A male Roberta’s toothcarp or Roberta’s killifish (Valencia robertae) from Greece at the Plzen Zoo. This species is critically endangered and occurs in two small rivers in Greece: lower Pinios in northern Peloponnese and Mornos Rivers in southern mainland of Greece.

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A critically endangered pair of polka-dot splitfin (Chapalichthys pardalis) at Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic. This is a male/female pair. The female is larger.

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A critically endangered pair of polka-dot splitfin (Chapalichthys pardalis) at Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic. This is a male/female pair. The female is larger.

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A Kotsovato cichlid (Paretroplus kieneri) at Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic. This species is listed as vulnerable by IUCN. This species is from Madagascar.

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An endangered Kulan (Equus hemionus kulan) at Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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An endangered Kulan (Equus hemionus kulan) at Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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An endangered Kulan (Equus hemionus kulan) at Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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An endangered mountain reedbuck (Redunca fulvorufula) at Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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An endangered mountain reedbuck (Redunca fulvorufula) at Plzen Zoo in the Czech Republic.

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An Afghan tortoise, Testudo horsfieldii kazachstanica) at Prague Zoo.

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A female Afghan tortoise, Testudo horsfieldii kazachstanica) at Prague Zoo.

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An enigmatic leaf turtle (Cyclemys enigmatica).
This species is new to science. They live in Borneo. This animal is the offspring of individuals confiscated in Hong Kong back in 2004.

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An enigmatic leaf turtle (Cyclemys enigmatica).
This species is new to science. They live in Borneo. This animal is the offspring of individuals confiscated in Hong Kong back in 2004.

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An enigmatic leaf turtle (Cyclemys enigmatica).
This species is new to science. They live in Borneo. This animal is the offspring of individuals confiscated in Hong Kong back in 2004.

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