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

    Alderfly Larvae

    Sialis spp.
    Image of an american eel

    American Eel

    Anguilla rostrata
    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
    Photo of a spotted fishing spider perched on the water's surface amid floating duckweed plants

    Aquatic Spiders

    Dolomedes spp., Tetragnatha spp., and others
    Photo of backswimmer, side view

    Backswimmers

    About 32 North American species in the family Notonectidae
    Image of a bigmouth buffalo

    Bigmouth Buffalo

    Ictiobus cyprinellus
    Image of a black bullhead

    Black Bullhead

    Ameiurus melas
    Illustration of a male black crappie in spawning coloration.

    Black Crappie

    Pomoxis nigromaculatus
    Image of a blackspotted topminnow

    Blackspotted Topminnow

    Fundulus olivaceus
    Illustration of a male bluegill

    Bluegill

    Lepomis macrochirus
    Image of a brook silverside

    Brook Silverside

    Labidesthes sicculus
    Gray, speckled, translucent gelatinous blob cut in half to show structure

    Bryozoans (Moss Animals)

    Freshwater species in the phylum Bryozoa
    butterfly

    Butterfly

    Ellipsaria lineolata
    Photo of caddisfly larva with case made of detritus

    Caddisfly Larvae

    Various species in the order Trichoptera
    Photo of a papershell crayfish, also called calico crayfish.

    Calico Crayfish (Papershell Crayfish)

    Faxonius immunis (formerly Orconectes immunis)
    Image of a central stoneroller

    Central Stoneroller

    Campostoma pullum
    channel catfish

    Channel Catfish

    Ictalurus punctatus
    Photo of two Chinese mystery snails, on a white background, with a ruler nearby for scale.

    Chinese Mystery Snail

    Cipangopaludina chinensis malleata (syn. Bellamya chinensis)
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    Invasive

    Illustration of common carp

    Common Carp

    Cyprinus carpio
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    Invasive

    Common Shiner

    Common Shiner

    Luxilus cornutus
    Photo of crane fly larva

    Crane Fly Larvae

    There are over 500 species of crane flies in North America.
    Photo of a spothanded crayfish viewed from above on white background.

    Crayfishes

    About 36 species in Missouri
    Image of a creek chub

    Creek Chub

    Semotilus atromaculatus
    Photo of a damselfly nymph on rocks in an aquarium.

    Damselfly Larvae

    Species in the suborder Zygoptera
    deertoe

    Deertoe

    Truncilla truncata
    Photo of a devil crayfish.

    Devil Crayfish

    Lacunicambarus aff. diogenes
    Photo of a dragonfly larva resting on a stone.

    Dragonfly Larvae

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    elktoe

    Elktoe

    Alasmidonta marginata
    ellipse

    Ellipse and Bleedingtooth

    Venustaconcha ellipsiformis and V. pleasii
    Image of a fathead minnow

    Fathead Minnow

    Pimephales promelas
    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)
    Color illustration of Flathead Chub

    Flathead Chub

    Platygobio gracilis
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    Endangered

    fragile papershell

    Fragile Papershell

    Leptodea fragilis
    Image of a freshwater drum fish

    Freshwater Drum

    Aplodinotus grunniens
    Photo of a freshwater jellyfish

    Freshwater Jellyfish

    Craspedacusta sowerbyii
    Monkey Face Mussel

    Freshwater Mussels

    Bivalve molluscs in order Unionoida
    giant floater

    Giant Floater

    Pygandon grandis
    Photo of a giant water bug

    Giant Water Bugs

    Species in the genera Abedus, Belostoma, and Lethocerus
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    Venomous

    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
    Image of a golden redhorse fish

    Golden Redhorse

    Moxostoma erythrurum
    Image of a golden shiner

    Golden Shiner

    Notemigonus crysoleucas
    Image of green sunfish

    Green Sunfish

    Lepomis cyanellus
    Photo of hellgrammite

    Hellgrammite

    Corydalus cornutus
    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
    Photo of a horsehair worm in an aquarium

    Horsehair Worms

    About 350 species scientifically described.
    No photo available

    Hydras

    Various species in the genus Hydra
    Image of a Johnny darter fish

    Johnny Darter

    Etheostoma nigrum

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