Photo of an aquatic isopod in an aquarium, crawling on a rock.

    Aquatic Pillbugs and Sowbugs (Aquatic Isopods)

    Freshwater members of the crustacean order Isopoda
    Image of a blackspotted topminnow

    Blackspotted Topminnow

    Fundulus olivaceus
    Image of a blackstripe topminnow

    Blackstripe Topminnow

    Fundulus notatus
    Color illustration of Central Mudminnow

    Central Mudminnow

    Umbra limi
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    Endangered

    Color illustration of Cypress Minnow

    Cypress Minnow

    Hybognathus hayi
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    Endangered

    Photo of a freshwater jellyfish

    Freshwater Jellyfish

    Craspedacusta sowerbii (syn. C. sowerbyi)
    Monkey Face Mussel

    Freshwater Mussels

    Bivalve molluscs in order Unionoida
    Photo of several prosobranch pond snails crawling on a rock.

    Gilled Aquatic Snails (Prosobranch Pond Snails)

    Over 20 Missouri species in former subclass Prosobranchia
    Gizzard Shad

    Gizzard Shad

    Dorosoma cepedianum
    Color illustration of Harlequin Darter-Male

    Harlequin Darter

    Etheostoma histrio
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    Endangered

    Photo of a deer fly larva, probably in a petri dish, on a gray background.

    Horse and Deer Fly Larvae

    Tabanus, Chrysops, and related genera
    No photo available

    Hydras

    Various species in the genus Hydra
    Illustration of a largemouth bass

    Largemouth Bass

    Micropterous salmoides
    lilliput

    Lilliput

    Toxolasma parvus
    Photograph of several mosquito larvae resting at water surface

    Mosquito Larvae

    There are about 50 species of mosquitoes in our state.
    paper pondshell

    Paper Pondshell (Paper Floater)

    Utterbackia imbecillis
    pond mussel

    Pond Mussel

    Ligumia subrostrata
    Image of a river carpsucker

    River Carpsucker

    Carpiodes carpio
    Photo of amphipod on a rock

    Scuds and Sideswimmers (Amphipods)

    Species in the crustacean order Amphipoda
    Image of a spotted bass

    Spotted Bass

    Micropterus punctulatus
    Color illustration of Swamp Darter

    Swamp Darter

    Etheostoma fusiforme
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    Endangered

    Color illustration of Taillight Shiner

    Taillight Shiner

    Notropis maculatus
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    Endangered

    Photo of a pink planarian on a rock.

    Turbellarians (Planarians; Free-Living Flatworms)

    Species in genera Dugesia, Planaria, etc.
    Photo of a single water strider

    Water Striders

    Aquarius remigis; also species in the genus Gerris
    Image of white crappie

    White Crappie

    Pomoxis annularis
    yellow sandshell

    Yellow Sandshell

    Lampsilis teres