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An assassin snail (Clea helena) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove. As do many freshwater gastropods, they’ll commonly lay eggs on one another’s shells. Particularly if the area where they live is dominated by soft sediments such as sand and silt.

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An assassin snail (Clea helena) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove. As do many freshwater gastropods, they’ll commonly lay eggs on one another’s shells. Particularly if the area where they live is dominated by soft sediments such as sand and silt.

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A Brazilian striped redrump (Lasiodora cristata) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove.

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A Brazilian striped redrump (Lasiodora cristata) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove.

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An unidentified giant pill millipede (Globotherium sp.) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove.

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An unidentified giant pill millipede (Globotherium sp.) at Safari Park Dvur Kralove.

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A golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) at the Downtown Aquarium in Denver, Colorado.

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A golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) at the Downtown Aquarium in Denver, Colorado.

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A golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) at the Downtown Aquarium in Denver, Colorado.

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A golden trevally (Gnathanodon speciosus) at the Downtown Aquarium in Denver, Colorado.

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An oreo spider (Cyclocosmia latusicosta) from a private collection. The members of this genus are living fossils. Its abdomen ends with a strong disc of reinforced ribs and grooves, it uses this hardened disc to defend its burrow from intruders.

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A pumpkin patch tarantula (Hapalopus formosus) from a private collection.

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A pumpkin patch tarantula (Hapalopus formosus) from a private collection.

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A pumpkin patch tarantula (Hapalopus formosus) from a private collection.

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An oreo spider (Cyclocosmia latusicosta) from a private collection. The members of this genus are living fossils. Its abdomen ends with a strong disc of reinforced ribs and grooves, it uses this hardened disc to defend its burrow from intruders.

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A trapdoor spider (Sinothela sinensis) from a private collection. Trapdoor spiders are a different family than tarantulas. This is one of the oldest known kinds of spider on the planet. Biologists note the segmented abdomen as evidence of its ancient provenance.

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A trapdoor spider (Sinothela sinensis) from a private collection. Trapdoor spiders are a different family than tarantulas. This is one of the oldest known kinds of spider on the planet. Biologists note the segmented abdomen as evidence of its ancient provenance.

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A bumblebee tarantula (Neoholothele fasciaaurinigra) from a private collection.

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A bumblebee tarantula (Neoholothele fasciaaurinigra) from a private collection.

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Two Costa Rican redleg tarantulas (Megaphobema mesomelas) from a private collection. The male is smaller.

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Two Costa Rican redleg tarantulas (Megaphobema mesomelas) from a private collection. The male is smaller.

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An Asian tarantula (Haplocosmia himalayana) from a private collection.

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An Asian tarantula (Haplocosmia himalayana) from a private collection.

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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 tiger pelco (Panaqolus claustellifer ) at the aquarium of the Manaus Zoo.

This Zoo is ran by the military, or CIGS.

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A tiger pelco (Panaqolus claustellifer ) at the aquarium of the Manaus Zoo.

This Zoo is ran by the military, or CIGS.

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A zebra plecostomus catfish (Hypancistrus zebra) at the aquarium of the Manaus Zoo.

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A zebra plecostomus catfish (Hypancistrus zebra) at the aquarium of the Manaus Zoo.

This zoo is ran by the military, or CIGS.

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An undescribed thickskin cichlid (Haplochromis species # 44) from a private collection.

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An undescribed thickskin cichlid (Haplochromis species # 44) from a private collection.

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A haplochromine cichlid (Melanochromis species) from a private collection.

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A haplochromine cichlid (Melanochromis species) from a private collection.

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A haplochromine cichlid (Melanochromis species) 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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