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Appalachian brook crayfish, Cambarus bartonii cavatus, at the Crayfish lab in West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Ohio.

The black on this animal is manganese that has encrusted all over its body. Manganese is a pollutant from coal mining runoff in rivers and streams. Crayfish and mussels are often killed by the toxic sediments that cover the bottoms of rivers downstream from coal mines. Stream sedimentation is the number one cause of crayfish imperilment, and crayfish are the fourth most imperiled animal group on the planet.

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Painthand mudbug, Cambarus cf. polychromatus, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Duck River Basin, TN.

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Linear cobalt crayfish, Cambarus gentryi, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Duck River Basin, TN.

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Appalachian brook crayfish, Cambarus bartonii cavatus, at the Crayfish lab in West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Ohio.

The black on this animal is manganese that has encrusted all over its body. Manganese is a pollutant from coal mining runoff in rivers and streams. Crayfish and mussels are often killed by the toxic sediments that cover the bottoms of rivers downstream from coal mines. Stream sedimentation is the number one cause of crayfish imperilment, and crayfish are the fourth most imperiled animal group on the planet.

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Broad River spiny crayfish, Cambarus spicatus, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Broad River Basin, NC.

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Linear cobalt crayfish, Cambarus gentryi, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Duck River Basin, TN.

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Louisville crayfish, Faxonius jeffersoni, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Louisville, KY.

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Louisville crayfish, Faxonius jeffersoni, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Louisville, KY.

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Broad River spiny crayfish, Cambarus spicatus, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Broad River Basin, NC.

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Broad River spiny crayfish, Cambarus spicatus, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Broad River Basin, NC.

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INV002-00294

A saddle crayfish, Faxonius durelli, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV. This specimen is from Hurricane Creek, TN.

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INV002-00307

Broad River spiny crayfish, Cambarus spicatus, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Broad River Basin, NC.

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INV002-00293

A saddle crayfish, Faxonius durelli, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV. This specimen is from Hurricane Creek, TN.

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INV002-00292

Fishhook crayfish, Faxonius rhoadesi, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Hurricane Creek, TN.

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INV002-00306

Angled crayfish, Cambarus angularis, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Clinch River, VA.

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INV002-00291

Fishhook crayfish, Faxonius rhoadesi, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Hurricane Creek, TN.

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INV002-00305

Angled crayfish, Cambarus angularis, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Clinch River, VA.

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Big South Fork crayfish, Cambarus bouchardi, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Roaring Ponch Creek, TN

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Big South Fork crayfish, Cambarus bouchardi, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Roaring Ponch Creek, TN

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Shortfinger crayfish, Cambarus brachydactylus, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Montgomery Bell State Park, TN.

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Chattooga River crayfish, Cambarus scotti, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Consauga River, TN.

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INV002-00303

Shortfinger crayfish, Cambarus brachydactylus, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Montgomery Bell State Park, TN.

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Chattooga River crayfish, Cambarus scotti, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Consauga River, TN.

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Upland burrowing crayfish, Cambarus dubius, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Sandyhook, Ky.

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Upland burrowing crayfish, Cambarus dubius, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Sandyhook, Ky.

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Upland burrowing crayfish, Cambarus dubius, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Sandyhook, Ky.

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Sickle crayfish, Cambarus reduncus, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Raleigh, NC.

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Sickle crayfish, Cambarus reduncus, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Raleigh, NC.

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A leech, Placobdella papillifera, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Beaver Creek, Duck River Basin, TN.

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A leech, Placobdella papillifera, at West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

This specimen is from Beaver Creek, Duck River Basin, TN.

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Velvet Ant, Family: Mutillidae sp., not yet described. This species was photographed at the Crayfish lab in West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV, however, it is originally from Horseshoe Lake, Orange Springs, FL.

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Velvet ant, Family: Mutillidae sp., not yet described. This species was photographed at the Crayfish lab in West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV, however, it is originally from Horseshoe Lake, Orange Springs, FL.

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A juvenile black milk snake, Lampropeltis triangulum gaigeae, at the Crayfish lab in West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

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A juvenile black milk snake, Lampropeltis triangulum gaigeae, at the Crayfish lab in West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

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An adult black milk snake, Lampropeltis triangulum gaigeae, at the Crayfish lab in West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

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An adult black milk snake, Lampropeltis triangulum gaigeae, at the Crayfish lab in West Liberty University in West Liberty, WV.

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