Photo of a Big Creek crayfish.

    Big Creek Crayfish

    Faxonius peruncus (formerly Orconectes peruncus)
    Gray, speckled, translucent gelatinous blob cut in half to show structure

    Bryozoans (Moss Animals)

    Freshwater species in the phylum Bryozoa
    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

    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
    Photo of a dragonfly larva resting on a stone.

    Dragonfly Larvae

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    ellipse

    Ellipse and Bleedingtooth

    Venustaconcha ellipsiformis and V. pleasii
    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
    Photo of a giant water bug

    Giant Water Bugs

    Species in the genera Abedus, Belostoma, and Lethocerus
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    Venomous

    Photo of hellgrammite

    Hellgrammite

    Corydalus cornutus
    Photo of a leech

    Leeches

    Various species in the subclass Hirudinea
    Photo of an Ozark crayfish.

    Ozark Crayfish

    Faxonius ozarkae (formerly Orconectes ozarkae)
    pink mucket

    Pink Mucket

    Lampsilis abrupta
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    Endangered

    Photo of a saddleback crayfish.

    Saddleback Crayfish

    Faxonius medius (formerly Orconectes medius)
    Snuffbox

    Snuffbox

    Epioblasma triquetra
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    Endangered

    Photo of a St. Francis River crayfish.

    St. Francis River Crayfish

    Faxonius quadruncus (formerly Orconectes quadruncus)
    Photo of a pink planarian on a rock.

    Turbellarians (Planarians; Free-Living Flatworms)

    Species in genera Dugesia, Planaria, etc.
    Photo of a water nymph crayfish, side view of specimen carefully arranged against black background

    Water Nymph Crayfish

    Faxonius nais (formerly Orconectes nais)
    Photo of a water scorpion, genus Ranatra, captured in a jar of pond water.

    Water Scorpions

    Ranatra spp. and Nepa apiculata
    Photo of Williams' crayfish.

    Williams’ Crayfish

    Faxonius williamsi (formerly Orconectes williamsi)
    Photo of a woodland crayfish.

    Woodland Crayfish

    Faxonius hylas (formerly Orconectes hylas)