Photo of an alderfly larva among rocks and gravel in an aquarium.

    Alderfly Larvae

    Sialis spp.
    brokenray

    Arkansas Brokenray

    Lampsilis reeveiana
    Arkansas Darter Male

    Arkansas Darter

    Etheostoma cragini
    Image of a banded scuplin

    Banded Sculpin

    Cottus carolinae
    Illustration of a male bluegill

    Bluegill

    Lepomis macrochirus
    Photo of a bristly cave crayfish, viewed from the side.

    Bristly Cave Crayfish

    Cambarus setosus
    Image of brown trout

    Brown Trout

    Salmo trutta
    Gray, speckled, translucent gelatinous blob cut in half to show structure

    Bryozoans (Moss Animals)

    Freshwater species in the phylum Bryozoa
    Photo of caddisfly larva with case made of detritus

    Caddisfly Larvae

    Various species in the order Trichoptera
    Photo of a coldwater crayfish.

    Coldwater Crayfish

    Faxonius eupunctus (formerly Orconectes eupunctus)
    Photo of a spothanded crayfish viewed from above on white background.

    Crayfishes

    About 36 species in Missouri
    deertoe

    Deertoe

    Truncilla truncata
    elephant's ear

    Elephantear

    Elliptio crassidens
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    Endangered

    elktoe

    Elktoe

    Alasmidonta marginata
    ellipse

    Ellipse and Bleedingtooth

    Venustaconcha ellipsiformis and V. pleasii
    fatmucket

    Fatmucket

    Lampsilis siliquoidea
    Photo of a fishfly larva crawling among rocks in an aquarium.

    Fishfly Larvae

    Chauliodes, Neohermes, and Nigronia spp. (in eastern US)
    Monkey Face Mussel

    Freshwater Mussels

    Bivalve molluscs in order Unionoida
    giant floater

    Giant Floater

    Pygandon grandis
    Photo of several prosobranch pond snails crawling on a rock.

    Gilled Aquatic Snails (Prosobranch Pond Snails)

    Over 20 Missouri species in former subclass Prosobranchia
    Image of a golden redhorse fish

    Golden Redhorse

    Moxostoma erythrurum
    Image of a golden shiner

    Golden Shiner

    Notemigonus crysoleucas
    Image of a greenside darter fish

    Greenside Darter

    Etheostoma blennioides
    Photo of Hubbs' crayfish.

    Hubbs’ Crayfish

    Cambarus hubbsi
    No photo available

    Hydras

    Various species in the genus Hydra
    Illustration of a male longear sunfish

    Longear Sunfish

    Lepomis megalotis
    No photo available

    Longnose Darter

    Percina nasuta
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    Endangered

    Photo of a longpincered crayfish.

    Longpincered Crayfish

    Faxonius longidigitus (formerly Orconectes longidigitus)
    Photo of pulmonate snail crawling on rock

    Lunged Aquatic Snails (Pulmonate Pond Snails)

    Over 30 Missouri species in former subclass Pulmonata
    Photo of a Mammoth Spring crayfish.

    Mammoth Spring Crayfish

    Faxonius marchandi (formerly Orconectes marchandi)
    Meek's Crayfish

    Meek’s Crayfish

    Faxonius meeki (formerly Orconectes meeki)
    Illustration of a Niangua darter

    Niangua Darter

    Etheostoma nianguae
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    Endangered

    Image of a northern hogsucker

    Northern Hogsucker

    Hypentelium nigricans
    Illustration of an orangethroat darter

    Orangethroat Darter

    Etheostoma spectabile
    Photo of an Ozark crayfish.

    Ozark Crayfish

    Faxonius ozarkae (formerly Orconectes ozarkae)
    pimpleback

    Pimpleback

    Quadrula pustulosa
    pink mucket

    Pink Mucket

    Lampsilis abrupta
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    Endangered

    plain pocketbook

    Plain Pocketbook

    Lampsilis cardium
    Photograph of Purple Wartyback freshwater mussel shell exterior view
    Photo of a ramshorn snail on a wet rock.

    Ramshorn Snails

    Gyraulus, Helisoma, Menetus, Micromenetus, Planorbula spp.
    Image of a redear sunfish

    Redear Sunfish

    Lepomis microlophus
    Illustration of a redfin darter male in breeding colors.

    Redfin Darter

    Etheostoma whipplei
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    Endangered

    Photo of a ringed crayfish.

    Ringed Crayfish

    Faxonius neglectus (formerly Orconectes neglectus)
    round pigtoe

    Round Pigtoe

    Pleurobema sintoxia
    Photo of a saddleback crayfish.

    Saddleback Crayfish

    Faxonius medius (formerly Orconectes medius)
    Photo of amphipod on a rock

    Scuds and Sideswimmers (Amphipods)

    Species in the crustacean order Amphipoda
    Photograph of Sheepnose freshwater mussel shell exterior view

    Sheepnose (Bullhead)

    Plethobasus cyphyus
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    Endangered

    Photo of a spothanded crayfish viewed through creekwater.

    Spothanded Crayfish

    Faxonius punctimanus (formerly Orconectes punctimanus)
    Illustration of a Topeka shiner male in breeding colors.

    Topeka Shiner

    Notropis topeka
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    Endangered

    Photo of an aquatic tubificid worm among rocks in an aquarium.

    Tubificid Worms (Tubifex Worms)

    Tubifex spp. and other aquatic tubificid annelids

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