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

    Alderfly Larvae

    Sialis spp.
    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 bullhead side view photo with black background

    Black Bullhead

    Ameiurus melas
    Bluegill male in spawning colors, side view photo with black background

    Bluegill

    Lepomis macrochirus
    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
    butterfly

    Butterfly

    Ellipsaria lineolata
    Photo of caddisfly larva with case made of detritus

    Caddisfly Larvae

    Various species in the order Trichoptera
    Common carp side view photo with black background

    Common Carp

    Cyprinus carpio
    invasive icon

    Invasive

    Common shiner side view photo with black background

    Common Shiner

    Luxilus cornutus
    Photo of crane fly larva

    Crane Fly Larvae

    There are over 500 species of crane flies in North America.
    Orangethroat darter male in spawning colors, side view photo with black background

    Darters

    Etheostoma, Percina, Ammocrypta, and Crystallaria spp.
    deertoe

    Deertoe

    Truncilla truncata
    Photo of a devil crayfish.

    Devil Crayfish

    Lacunicambarus aff. diogenes
    elktoe

    Elktoe

    Alasmidonta marginata
    ellipse

    Ellipse and Bleedingtooth

    Venustaconcha ellipsiformis and V. pleasii
    Fathead minnow side view photo with black background

    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)
    fragile papershell

    Fragile Papershell

    Leptodea fragilis
    Freckled madtom side view photo with black background

    Freckled Madtom

    Noturus nocturnus
    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
    Golden redhorse side view photo with black background

    Golden Redhorse

    Moxostoma erythrurum
    Golden shiner male, side view photo with black background

    Golden Shiner

    Notemigonus crysoleucas
    Goldeye side view photo with black background

    Goldeye

    Hiodon alosoides
    Goldfish side view photo with black background

    Goldfish

    Carassius auratus
    Green sunfish male, side view photo with black background

    Green Sunfish

    Lepomis cyanellus
    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
    Logperch side view photo with black background

    Logperch

    Percina caprodes
    Photo of pulmonate snail crawling on rock

    Lunged Aquatic Snails (Pulmonate Pond Snails)

    Over 30 Missouri species in former subclass Pulmonata
    maple leaf

    Mapleleaf

    Quadrula quadrula
    Photo of a mayfly naiad crawling on rock underwater

    Mayfly Larvae

    There are hundreds of species in North America.
    Southern redbelly dace male in spawning colors, side view photo with black background

    Minnows

    Notropis, Cyprinella, Hybognathus, Luxilus, and others
    Mooneye side view photo with black background

    Mooneye

    Hiodon tergisus
    mucket

    Mucket

    Actinonaias ligamentina
    Neosho madtom side view photo with black background

    Neosho Madtom

    Noturus placidus
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    Endangered

    Northern pike side view photo with black background

    Northern Pike

    Esox lucius
    Orangethroat darter female, side view photo with black background

    Orangethroat Darter

    Etheostoma spectabile
    paper pondshell

    Paper Pondshell (Paper Floater)

    Utterbackia imbecillis
    pimpleback

    Pimpleback

    Quadrula pustulosa
    plain pocketbook

    Plain Pocketbook

    Lampsilis cardium
    pond mussel

    Pond Mussel

    Ligumia subrostrata
    Photograph of Purple Wartyback freshwater mussel shell exterior view
    Quillback side view photo with black background

    Quillback

    Carpiodes cyprinus
    Photo of a ramshorn snail on a wet rock.

    Ramshorn Snails

    Gyraulus, Helisoma, Menetus, Micromenetus, Planorbula spp.

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