Bluefer

    Bluefer (Purpleshell)

    Potamilus purpuratus
    Gray, speckled, translucent gelatinous blob cut in half to show structure

    Bryozoans (Moss Animals)

    Freshwater species in the phylum Bryozoa
    Photo of a male Banded Pennant dragonfly

    Dragonflies

    Species in the suborder Anisoptera
    Photo of eastern dobsonfly

    Eastern Dobsonfly

    Corydalus cornutus
    Photograph of Ebonyshell freshwater mussel shell exterior view

    Ebonyshell

    Fusconaia ebena
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    Endangered

    elephant's ear

    Elephantear

    Elliptio crassidens
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    Endangered

    image of a Summer Fishfly

    Fishflies

    Chauliodes, Neohermes, and Nigronia spp. (in eastern US)
    Photo of a freckled crayfish.

    Freckled Crayfish

    Cambarus maculatus
    Monkey Face Mussel

    Freshwater Mussels

    Bivalve molluscs in order Unionoida
    giant floater

    Giant Floater

    Pygandon grandis
    Image of a giant red-headed centipede.

    Giant Red-Headed Centipede

    Scolopendra heros
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    Venomous

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

    Golden Crayfish

    Faxonius luteus (formerly Orconectes luteus)
    Photo of hellgrammite

    Hellgrammite

    Corydalus cornutus
    Photo of a horsehair worm in an aquarium

    Horsehair Worms

    About 350 species scientifically described.
    Photo of a leech

    Leeches

    Various species in the subclass Hirudinea
    Photo of a longpincered crayfish.

    Longpincered Crayfish

    Faxonius longidigitus (formerly Orconectes longidigitus)
    image of Narceus Millipede crawling across gravel

    Millipedes

    More than 900 species in North America north of Mexico
    pistolgrip

    Pistolgrip (Buckhorn)

    Tritogonia verrucosa
    pond mussel

    Pond Mussel

    Ligumia subrostrata
    Photo of a red swamp crawfish or crayfish.

    Red Swamp Crawfish

    Procambarus clarkii
    Photo of a ringed crayfish.

    Ringed Crayfish

    Faxonius neglectus (formerly Orconectes neglectus)
    image of a Carolina Grasshopper

    Short-Horned Grasshoppers

    About 620 species in North America
    Spectaclecase

    Spectaclecase

    Cumberlandia monodonta
    spike

    Spike (Ladyfinger)

    Elliptio dilatata
    Photo of a spothanded crayfish viewed through creekwater.

    Spothanded Crayfish

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

    Water Scorpions

    Ranatra spp. and Nepa apiculata
    white heelsplitter

    White Heelsplitter

    Lasmigona complanata
    Photo of a White River crawfish.

    White River Crawfish

    Procambarus acutus