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A pheasantshell (Actinonaias pecterosa) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. This animal was collected from the Clinch River, VA.

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A pheasantshell (Actinonaias pecterosa) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. This animal was collected from the Clinch River, VA.

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Two black sandshell (Ligumia recta) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. These animals were collected from the Clinch River, VA.

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Two black sandshell (Ligumia recta) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. These animals were collected from the Clinch River, VA.

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A Tennessee pigtoe (Pleuronaia barnesiana) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. This animal was collected from the Clinch River, VA.

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A Tennessee pigtoe (Pleuronaia barnesiana) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. This animal was collected from the Clinch River, VA.

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Two critically endangered birdwing pearlymussels (Lemiox rimosus) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. These animals were collected from the Clinch River, VA.

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Two critically endangered birdwing pearlymussels (Lemiox rimosus) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. These animals were collected from the Clinch River, VA.

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Two endangered oyster mussels (Epioblasma capsaeformis) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. These animals were collected from the Clinch River, VA.

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A endangered oyster mussel (Epioblasma capsaeformis) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. These animals were collected from the Clinch River, VA.

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Two endangered oyster mussels (Epioblasma capsaeformis) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. These animals were collected from the Clinch River, VA.

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Two critically endangered Cumberlandian combshells (Epioblasma brevidens) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. These animals were collected from the Clinch River, VA.

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Two critically endangered Cumberlandian combshells (Epioblasma brevidens) photographed at the Aquatic Wildlife Conservation Center. These animals were collected from the Clinch River, VA.

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A shrimp crayfish (Faxonius lancifer) photographed in the Sciences and Technology Building at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

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A shrimp crayfish (Faxonius lancifer) photographed in the Sciences and Technology Building at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

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A Pontchartrain painted crayfish (Faxonius hobbsi) photographed in the Sciences and Technology Building at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

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A Pontchartrain painted crayfish (Faxonius hobbsi) photographed in the Sciences and Technology Building at Nicholls State University in Thibodaux, Louisiana.

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An Anita Hoffman’s tarantula (Aphonopelma anitahoffmannae) at the Memphis Zoo in Tennessee.

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A Dumeril’s boa (Acrantophis dumerili) at the Memphis Zoo in Tennessee.

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A gribble (Limnoria sp.) photographed at Gulf Specimen in Panacea, FL.

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A southern quahog (Mercenaria campechiensis) photographed at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab
and Aquarium.

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A southern quahog (Mercenaria campechiensis) photographed at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab
and Aquarium.

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An iridescent swimming crab (Portunus gibbesii) photographed at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab and Aquarium.

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An iridescent swimming crab (Portunus gibbesii) photographed at Gulf Specimen Marine Lab and Aquarium.

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A gribble (Limnoria sp.) photographed at Gulf Specimen in Panacea, FL.

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A tapered pigtoe mussel (Fusconaia burkei) from the Choctawhatchee River drainage photographed with the USFWS. This animal was collected from Bruce Creek, Walton County, FL.

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A Gulf spike mussel (Elliptio pullata) from the Choctawhatchee River drainage photographed with the USFWS. This animal was collected in Bruce Creek, Walton County, FL.

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Shell of a federally endangered gulf moccasinshell mussel (Medionidus penicillatus) from the Chipola River drainage in Jackson County, FL photographed with the USFWS. This animal was collected from Waddell Creek.

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Shell of a federally endangered gulf moccasinshell mussel (Medionidus penicillatus) from the Chipola River drainage in Jackson County, FL photographed with the USFWS. This animal was collected from Waddell Creek.

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Three federally endangered oval pigtoe mussels, Pleurobema pyriforme, from the Chipola River drainage in Jackson County, FL photographed with the USFWS. These animals were collected from Waddell Creek.

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A federally endangered oval pigtoe mussels, Pleurobema pyriforme, from the Chipola River drainage in Jackson County, FL photographed with the USFWS. This animal was collected from Waddell Creek.

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Four federally endangered oval pigtoe mussels, Pleurobema pyriforme, from the Chipola River drainage in Jackson County, FL photographed with the USFWS. These animals were collected from Waddell Creek.

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An endangered shinyrayed pocketbook mussel (Hamiota subangulata) from the Chipola River drainage in Jackson County, FL photographed with the USFWS. This animal was collected from Waddell Creek.

This mussel releases a packet of larvae that looks just like a swimming minnow as a lure—when a larger fish bites the packet, the larval mussels hitch onto the gills of the fish and hang on for several weeks, allowing the fish to transport the babies upstream.

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An endangered shinyrayed pocketbook mussel (Hamiota subangulata) from the Chipola River drainage in Jackson County, FL photographed with the USFWS. This animal was collected from Waddell Creek.

This mussel releases a packet of larvae that looks just like a swimming minnow as a lure—when a larger fish bites the packet, the larval mussels hitch onto the gills of the fish and hang on for several weeks, allowing the fish to transport the babies upstream.

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An iridescent lilliput mussel (Toxolasma paulum) from the Chipola River drainage in Jackson County, FL photographed with the USFWS. This animal was collected from Baker Creek.

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Two iridescent lilliput mussel (Toxolasma paulum) from the Chipola River drainage in Jackson County, FL photographed with the USFWS. These animals were collected from Baker Creek.

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