Photo of a belted crayfish, also called Big River crayfish.

    Belted Crayfish (Big River Crayfish)

    Faxonius harrisonii (formerly Orconectes harrisonii)
    Black crappie, male in spawning colors, side view photo with black background

    Black Crappie

    Pomoxis nigromaculatus
    Gray, speckled, translucent gelatinous blob cut in half to show structure

    Bryozoans (Moss Animals)

    Freshwater species in the phylum Bryozoa
    Orangethroat darter male in spawning colors, side view photo with black background

    Darters

    Etheostoma, Percina, Ammocrypta, and Crystallaria spp.
    elephant's ear

    Elephantear

    Elliptio crassidens
    exclamation mark

    Endangered

    Monkey Face Mussel

    Freshwater Mussels

    Bivalve molluscs in order Unionoida
    giant floater

    Giant Floater

    Pygandon grandis
    Photo of a golden crayfish viewed through the surface of creek water.

    Golden Crayfish

    Faxonius luteus (formerly Orconectes luteus)
    No photo available

    Hydras

    Various species in the genus Hydra
    Johnny darter, female, side view photo with black background

    Johnny Darter

    Etheostoma nigrum
    lilliput

    Lilliput

    Toxolasma parvus
    Southern redbelly dace male in spawning colors, side view photo with black background

    Minnows

    Notropis, Cyprinella, Hybognathus, Luxilus, and others
    Northern rock bass, or goggle-eye, side view photo with black background

    Northern Rock Bass

    Ambloplites rupestris
    pistolgrip

    Pistolgrip (Buckhorn)

    Tritogonia verrucosa
    pond mussel

    Pond Mussel

    Ligumia subrostrata
    Rainbow darter female side view photo with black background

    Rainbow Darter

    Etheostoma caeruleum
    Photo of a ringed crayfish.

    Ringed Crayfish

    Faxonius neglectus (formerly Orconectes neglectus)
    spike

    Spike (Ladyfinger)

    Elliptio dilatata
    Photo of a spothanded crayfish viewed through creekwater.

    Spothanded Crayfish

    Faxonius punctimanus (formerly Orconectes punctimanus)
    Spotted bass side view photo with black background

    Spotted Bass

    Micropterus punctulatus
    Striped bass side view photo with black background

    Striped Bass

    Morone saxatilis
    threeridge

    Threeridge

    Amblema plicata
    Photo of a pink planarian on a rock.

    Turbellarians (Planarians; Free-Living Flatworms)

    Species in genera Dugesia, Planaria, etc.
    Photo of a collared water scavenger beetle showing back.

    Water Scavenger Beetles

    Beetles in the family Hydrophilidae