maple leaf

    Mapleleaf

    Quadrula quadrula
    Photo of a mayfly naiad crawling on rock underwater

    Mayfly Larvae

    There are hundreds of species in North America.
    Meek's Crayfish

    Meek’s Crayfish

    Faxonius meeki (formerly Orconectes meeki)
    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 gravid Mississippi grass shrimp in an aquarium.

    Mississippi Grass Shrimp

    Palaemonetes kadiakensis
    monkeyface

    Monkeyface

    Quadrula metanevra
    Photograph of several mosquito larvae resting at water surface

    Mosquito Larvae

    There are about 50 species of mosquitoes in our state.
    mucket

    Mucket

    Actinonaias ligamentina
    Photo of a Neosho midget crayfish.

    Neosho Midget Crayfish

    Faxonius macrus (formerly Orconectes macrus)
    Photo of an Ohio shrimp with small grayish pincers in the foreground.

    Ohio Shrimp

    Macrobrachium ohione
    Photo of an Ozark crayfish.

    Ozark Crayfish

    Faxonius ozarkae (formerly Orconectes ozarkae)
    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
    paper pondshell

    Paper Pondshell (Paper Floater)

    Utterbackia imbecillis
    pimpleback

    Pimpleback

    Quadrula pustulosa
    pink heelsplitter

    Pink Heelsplitter

    Potamilus alatus
    pink mucket

    Pink Mucket

    Lampsilis abrupta
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    Endangered

    pink papershell

    Pink Papershell

    Potamilus ohiensis
    pistolgrip

    Pistolgrip (Buckhorn)

    Tritogonia verrucosa
    plain pocketbook

    Plain Pocketbook

    Lampsilis cardium
    pond mussel

    Pond Mussel

    Ligumia subrostrata
    Photo of a predaceous diving beetle

    Predaceous Diving Beetles (Water Tigers)

    Species in the beetle family Dytiscidae
    Photograph of Purple Wartyback freshwater mussel shell exterior view
    Photo of a ramshorn snail on a wet rock.

    Ramshorn Snails

    Gyraulus, Helisoma, Menetus, Micromenetus, Planorbula spp.
    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)
    round pigtoe

    Round Pigtoe

    Pleurobema sintoxia
    Photo of a saddleback crayfish.

    Saddleback Crayfish

    Faxonius medius (formerly Orconectes medius)
    Photo of a Salem cave crayfish.

    Salem Cave Crayfish

    Cambarus hubrichti
    scaleshell

    Scaleshell

    Leptodea leptodon
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    Endangered

    Photo of amphipod on a rock

    Scuds and Sideswimmers (Amphipods)

    Species in the crustacean order Amphipoda
    Photograph of Sheepnose freshwater mussel shell exterior view

    Sheepnose (Bullhead)

    Plethobasus cyphyus
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    Endangered

    Photo of a shrimp crayfish.

    Shrimp Crayfish

    Faxonius lancifer (formerly Orconectes lancifer)
    Snuffbox

    Snuffbox

    Epioblasma triquetra
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    Endangered

    Spectaclecase

    Spectaclecase

    Cumberlandia monodonta
    spike

    Spike (Ladyfinger)

    Elliptio dilatata
    Photo of a spothanded crayfish viewed through creekwater.

    Spothanded Crayfish

    Faxonius punctimanus (formerly Orconectes punctimanus)
    Photo of a St. Francis River crayfish.

    St. Francis River Crayfish

    Faxonius quadruncus (formerly Orconectes quadruncus)
    Photo of stonefly naiad on a rock underwater

    Stonefly Larvae

    There are hundreds of species in North America
    threehorn wartyback

    Threehorn Wartyback

    Obliquaria reflexa
    threeridge

    Threeridge

    Amblema plicata
    Photo of an aquatic tubificid worm among rocks in an aquarium.

    Tubificid Worms (Tubifex Worms)

    Tubifex spp. and other aquatic tubificid annelids
    Photo of a pink planarian on a rock.

    Turbellarians (Planarians; Free-Living Flatworms)

    Species in genera Dugesia, Planaria, etc.
    Photo of a vernal crayfish.

    Vernal Crayfish

    Procambarus viaeviridus
    Photo of a northern, also called virile, crayfish.

    Virile Crayfish (Northern Crayfish)

    Faxonius virilis (formerly Oronectes virilis)
    wabash pigtoe

    Wabash Pigtoe

    Fusconaia flava
    wartyback

    Wartyback

    Quadrula nodulata
    Photo of a water boatman

    Water Boatmen

    About 125 species in North America in the family Corixidae

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