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A Mexican bluewing (Myscelia ethusa pattenia) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A Mexican bluewing (Myscelia ethusa pattenia) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A tiger longwing (Heliconius ismenius) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A tiger longwing (Heliconius ismenius) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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An orange-spotted tiger clearwing (Mechanitis polymnia) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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An orange-spotted tiger clearwing (Mechanitis polymnia) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A Jerusalem cricket (Stenopelmatus fuscus) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A Jerusalem cricket (Stenopelmatus fuscus) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A mining bee (Andrena species) photographed at Spring Creek Prairie Audubon Center near Denton, NE. This animal was originally collected from Bobcat Prairie near Denton, NE.

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An endangered finelined pocketbook (Hamiota altilis) at the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Marion, Alabama.

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An endangered finelined pocketbook (Hamiota altilis) at the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Marion, Alabama.

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

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A scarlet shiner (Lythrurus fasciolaris) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A scarlet shiner (Lythrurus fasciolaris) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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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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A duskytail darter (Etheostoma percnurum) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A federally endangered duskytail darter (Etheostoma percnurum) at Conservation Fisheries in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Lined topminnows (Fundulus lineolatus) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee. The male has vertical banding.

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Lined topminnows (Fundulus lineolatus) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee. The male has vertical banding.

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A blackbanded sunfish (Enneacanthus chaetodon) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A blackbanded sunfish (Enneacanthus chaetodon) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A banded pygmy sunfish (Elassoma zonatum) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A banded pygmy sunfish (Elassoma zonatum) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A lake chubsucker (Erimyzon sucetta) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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A lake chubsucker (Erimyzon sucetta) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Least killifish (Heterandria formosa) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Least killifish (Heterandria formosa) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Savannah darters (Etheostoma fricksium) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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Savannah darters (Etheostoma fricksium) from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

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