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Photograph of Ebonyshell freshwater mussel shell exterior view

Ebonyshell

Fusconaia ebena
At one time the most valuable shell to the commercial button industry, the ebonyshell is now classified as Endangered in Missouri and is a candidate for federal Endangered status.

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elktoe

Elktoe

Alasmidonta marginata
The elktoe is one of many Missouri mussels with a declining population.

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Fall Color

Autumn leaves at Mark Twain Lake.

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Fall Color

Autumn leaves at Mark Twain Lake.

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Fall Color

Autumn leaves at Mark Twain Lake.

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Image of a false map turtle

False Map Turtle

Graptemys pseudogeographica pseudogeographica
The false map turtle is a medium-sized aquatic species with a low ridge along the center of the upper shell. A thick yellow line behind each eye forms a backward L shape. It occurs in large rivers and reservoirs in central, northeastern, northwestern, and southeastern Missouri.

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fatmucket

Fatmucket

Lampsilis siliquoidea
The fatmucket was a favorite species harvested for the button industry in the early 1900s.

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Fishing from Boat

Fishing from Boat

The Missouri Department of Conservation (MDC) invites families to a day of fishing on Saturday, June 6, at Ray Behrens Recreation Area located at Mark Twain Lake.

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Photo of a four-toed salamander on a mossy rock.

Four-Toed Salamander

Hemidactylium scutatum
A glacial relict in Missouri’s eastern Ozarks, the four-toed salamander lives among mosses in heavily forested streams and creeks and sinkhole ponds. In the northern part of its range, this salamander lives in peat bogs.

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Image of fowler's toad

Fowler’s Toad

Anaxyrus fowleri
Fowler’s toad is the common toad of gravel and sand bars along Ozark streams and rivers as well of the Mississippi Lowlands. It usually has paired dark markings with 3 or more warts, and usually has a light tan or white line down the back as well as a dark gray spot on the chest.

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