Alligator gar side view photo with black background

    Alligator Gar

    Atractosteus spatula (formerly Lepisosteus spatula)
    American eel side view photo with black background

    American Eel

    Anguilla rostrata
    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
    Black crappie, male in spawning colors, side view photo with black background

    Black Crappie

    Pomoxis nigromaculatus
    Bluegill male in spawning colors, side view photo with black background

    Bluegill

    Lepomis macrochirus
    Bowfin side view photo with black background

    Bowfin

    Amia calva
    Brook silverside side view photo with black background

    Brook Silverside

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

    Bryozoans (Moss Animals)

    Freshwater species in the phylum Bryozoa
     Central mudminnow side view photo with black background

    Central Mudminnow

    Umbra limi
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    Endangered

    Channel catfish side view photo with black background

    Channel Catfish

    Ictalurus punctatus
    Chestnut lamprey side view photo with black background

    Chestnut Lamprey

    Ichthyomyzon castaneus
    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

    Common carp side view photo with black background

    Common Carp

    Cyprinus carpio
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    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
    Crystal darter side view photo with black background

    Crystal Darter

    Crystallaria asprella
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    Endangered

    Cypress minnow side view photo with black background

    Cypress Minnow

    Hybognathus hayi
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    Endangered

    Photo of a devil crayfish.

    Devil Crayfish

    Lacunicambarus aff. diogenes
    Flathead catfish side view photo with black background

    Flathead Catfish

    Pylodictis olivaris
    Monkey Face Mussel

    Freshwater Mussels

    Bivalve molluscs in order Unionoida
    Golden shiner male, side view photo with black background

    Golden Shiner

    Notemigonus crysoleucas
    Grass pickerel side view photo with black background

    Grass Pickerel

    Esox americanus
    Harlequin darter side view photo with black background

    Harlequin Darter

    Etheostoma histrio
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    Endangered

    No photo available

    Hydras

    Various species in the genus Hydra
    Photo of a leech

    Leeches

    Various species in the subclass Hirudinea
    Logperch side view photo with black background

    Logperch

    Percina caprodes
    Image of a longnose gar fish

    Longnose Gar

    Lepisosteus osseus
    Photo of a midge fly larva crawling on a rock in an aquarium

    Midge Fly Larvae

    Nearly 1,100 species in North America
    Photo of a painted devil crayfish standing on a sandy substrate

    Painted Devil Crayfish

    Lacunicambarus ludovicianus
    Photo of a paintedhand mudbug carefully arranged against a black background

    Paintedhand Mudbug

    Lacunicambarus polychromatus
    pink papershell

    Pink Papershell

    Potamilus ohiensis
    Photo of a predaceous diving beetle

    Predaceous Diving Beetles (Water Tigers)

    Species in the beetle family Dytiscidae
    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
    No photo available

    Sabine Shiner

    Notropis sabinae
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    Endangered

    Shortnose gar, image of head and front portion of body, swimming in an aquarium

    Shortnose Gar

    Lepisosteus platostomus
    Spotted gar, closeup of head, held in a fisher’s gloved hands, at Mingo NWR

    Spotted Gar

    Lepisosteus oculatus
    Photo of stonefly naiad on a rock underwater

    Stonefly Larvae

    There are hundreds of species in North America
    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.
    Image of white bass

    White Bass

    Morone chrysops
    Image of white crappie

    White Crappie

    Pomoxis annularis