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Red swamp crayfish (Procambarus clarkii)
at the Woodland Park Zoo.

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European medicinal leech (Hirudo medicinalis)
at the Woodland Park Zoo.

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European medicinal leech (Hirudo medicinalis)
at the Woodland Park Zoo.

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Yellow-spotted millipede (Harpaphe haydeniana)
at the Woodland Park Zoo.

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Yellow-spotted millipede (Harpaphe haydeniana)
at the Woodland Park Zoo.

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Black cactus longhorn beetle (Moneilema armatum)
at the Woodland Park Zoo.

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Black cactus longhorn beetle (Moneilema armatum)
at the Woodland Park Zoo.

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Spiny-tailed monitor (Varanus acanthurus brachyurus)
at the Woodland Park Zoo.

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Spiny-tailed monitor (Varanus acanthurus brachyurus)
at the Woodland Park Zoo.

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Spiny-tailed monitor (Varanus acanthurus brachyurus)
at the Woodland Park Zoo.

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Spiny-tailed monitor (Varanus acanthurus brachyurus)
at the Woodland Park Zoo.

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Mojave desert sidewinder (Crotalus cerastes cerastes)
at the Woodland Park Zoo.

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White lip globe snail (Mesodon thyroidus) from the side of a house in Milford, Kansas.

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White lip globe snail (Mesodon thyroidus) from the side of a house in Milford, Kansas.

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Virile crayfish (Faxonius virilis) at the Milford Nature Center.

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Virile crayfish (Faxonius virilis) at the Milford Nature Center.

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Red shiner (Cyprinella lutrensis) at the Milford Nature Center.

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Red shiner (Cyprinella lutrensis) at the Milford Nature Center.

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Southern redbelly dace (Chrosomus erythrogaster) at the Milford Nature Center.

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Southern redbelly dace (Chrosomus erythrogaster) at the Milford Nature Center.

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Western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) at Milford Nature Center.

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Western meadowlark (Sturnella neglecta) at Milford Nature Center.

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Tiger nerite snail (Neritina natalensis) at Kansas University.

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Tiger nerite snail (Neritina natalensis) at Kansas University.

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Freshwater shrimp (Caridina multidentata) at Kansas University.

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Branched fairy shrimp (Branchinella frondosa) at Kansas University.

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San Francisco Brine Shrimp (Artemia franciscana) at Kansas University.

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LindahlÕs fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lindahli) at Kansas University.

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Vernal pool fairy shrimp (Branchinecta lynchi) at Kansas University. This federally threatened species is found in vernal pools in the Great Central Valley of California, the California central Coast Ranges, and the Agate Desert in Oregon. It has become a flagship animal for vernal pool conservation in California, and is an important dietary component of migrating waterfowl. Ducks, sandpipers, and killdeer consume large numbers of this shrimp for the necessary protein and fat for their northward migrations.

This species is listed as threatened by the ESA and as VU on the IUCN Red List

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Fairy shrimp (Branchinecta mediospinosa) wild caught near Cheyenne Bottoms, Kansas.

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A female critically endangered fairy shrimp (Branchinecta mediospinosa) wild caught near Cheyenne Bottoms, Kansas releases her eggs.

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San Diego fairy shrimp (Branchinecta sandiegonensis) at Kansas University. The female, above, is carrying eggs.
Listed as federally endangered in the US.

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Packard’s fairy shrimp (Branchinecta packardi) at the Kansas University. Shown is a female carrying eggs (lower right) along with two males.

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Long-snouted pipefish (Doryichthys boaja) at Faunia in Madrid, Spain.

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