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A long-armed scarab beetle (Euchirus dupontianus)
at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A long-armed scarab beetle (Euchirus dupontianus)
at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute.

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A trap-jaw ant (Odontomachus haematodus) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute. In the jungle, people use this species to suture wounds using it’s huge front jaws.

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A trap-jaw ant (Odontomachus haematodus) at the Audubon Insectarium, part of the Audubon Nature Institute. In the jungle, people use this species to suture wounds using it’s huge front jaws.

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A porcupine crab (Paralomis hystrix) at SeaWorld San Diego.

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A porcupine crab (Paralomis hystrix) at SeaWorld San Diego.

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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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An African moon moth (Argema mimosae) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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An atlas moth (Attacus atlas) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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An atlas moth (Attacus atlas) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A big blue octopus or day octopus (Octopus cyanea) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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A big blue octopus or day octopus (Octopus cyanea) at the Butterfly Pavilion.

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An electric eel (Electrophorus electricus) at the Oklahoma Aquarium.

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An electric eel (Electrophorus electricus) at the Oklahoma Aquarium.

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An electric eel (Electrophorus electricus) at the Oklahoma Aquarium.

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An electric eel (Electrophorus electricus) at the Oklahoma Aquarium.

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A European common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

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A European common cuttlefish (Sepia officinalis) at Riverbanks Zoo and Garden.

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An elephant nose fish (Gnathonemus petersii) at the Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center in Medicine Park, OK.

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An elephant nose fish (Gnathonemus petersii) at the Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center in Medicine Park, OK.

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An elephant nose fish (Gnathonemus petersii) at the Medicine Park Aquarium and Natural Sciences Center in Medicine Park, OK.

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A unidentified northern caddisfly (Limnephilus sp.) in a protective case it made out of leaves to hide itself in a stream, collected by the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab.

This insect was collected from Davis, West Virginia.

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A unidentified northern caddisfly (Limnephilus sp.) in a protective case it made out of leaves to hide itself in a stream, collected by the West Liberty University Crayfish Conservation Lab.

This insect was collected from Davis, West Virginia.

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An endangered interrupted rocksnail (Leptoxis foreman) at the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Marion, Alabama.

This species was once considered to be extinct and was rediscovered in 1998.

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An endangered interrupted rocksnail (Leptoxis foreman) at the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center in Marion, Alabama.

This species was once considered to be extinct and was rediscovered in 1998.

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Rainbow shiners (Notropis chrosomus) in spawning colors, from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

This species has translucent color from pink to golden with a silver-black stripe along its flanks. The base of its fins are of a reddish color. Adult males change their color during the mating period. Their ventral fins become blue, their head turns purple and their nose turns red.

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Rainbow shiners (Notropis chrosomus) in spawning colors, from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

This species has translucent color from pink to golden with a silver-black stripe along its flanks. The base of its fins are of a reddish color. Adult males change their color during the mating period. Their ventral fins become blue, their head turns purple and their nose turns red.

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Rainbow shiners (Notropis chrosomus) in spawning colors, from a private collection in Knoxville, Tennessee.

This species has translucent color from pink to golden with a silver-black stripe along its flanks. The base of its fins are of a reddish color. Adult males change their color during the mating period. Their ventral fins become blue, their head turns purple and their nose turns red.

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A glass catfish (Kryptopterus minor) at the Downtown Aquarium in Denver, Colorado.

This species is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.

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A glass catfish (Kryptopterus minor) at the Downtown Aquarium in Denver, Colorado.

This species is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.

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A glass catfish (Kryptopterus minor) at the Downtown Aquarium in Denver, Colorado.

This species is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List.

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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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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 female Sangihe black (Lampropelma nigerrimum) from a private collection.

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A female Mormon cricket (Anabrus simplex) at the Niwot Ridge Long Term Ecological Research site, near Nederland, CO. This research site is funded by the National Science Foundation. The female has the long ovipositor coming out the back of her.

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