A teardrop Elimia (Elimia lachryma) at the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Marion, Alabama.

This species was once considered extinct but was rediscovered in 2013.



A critically endangered teardrop elimia (Elimia lachryma) photographed at the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Marion, AL.
As of 2000, the species was considered extinct by the IUCN. It was rediscovered in the wild in 2005, but is still considered critically imperiled

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