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Bowfin

Amia calva
The bowfin is the only living species remaining in its family. Its closest relatives appear as fossils that lived 180 million years ago.

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Agent Henry with UBM Agent of Year Award

Bowhunters of Missouri choose MDC's Henry as Agent of the Year

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JT Barkley with his first buck

Braggarts Welcome

At Twin Pines, we’re trying to recreate the atmosphere and camaraderie of hunters at the check-in stations that were once so common in November.

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Photo of a bristly cave crayfish, viewed from the side.

Bristly Cave Crayfish

Cambarus setosus
The bristly cave crayfish is a whitish crayfish with small, unpigmented eyes and long, slender pincers with noticeable setae (bristles). It lives in caves in the Springfield Plateau region of the Ozarks.

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Photo of a bristly cave crayfish, viewed from the side.

Bristly Cave Crayfish

The bristly cave crayfish is a whitish crayfish with small, unpigmented eyes and long, slender pincers with noticeable setae (bristles). It lives in caves in the Springfield Plateau region of the Ozarks.

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Photo of a bristly cave crayfish, closeup of top of head.

Bristly Cave Crayfish

On the bristly cave crayfish, the rostrum (triangular area at the front of the head) has a central, troughlike depression, and its margins narrow rather abruptly into a rather short tip, and not a long, slender point.

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Photo of a bristly cave crayfish, from above, on a gravel substrate.

Bristly Cave Crayfish

One of at least three species of cave crayfish in Missouri, the bristly cave crayfish has been collected from areas of complete darkness as well as from the twilight zone of caves, from the outflow of springs, and from shallow wells exposed to daylight.

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Photo of a bristly cave crayfish, viewed from front.

Bristly Cave Crayfish

The bristles on the bristly cave crayfish enhance its sense of touch in the complete dark of caves. Crayfish eat a variety of materials, including living and dead animal life, and this cave crayfish undoubtedly feeds on cave isopods and other animals that live in the streams of caves. Crayfish, living or dead, are in turn an important food for many other animals.

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Photo of a bristly cave crayfish, from above, on a silty substrate.

Bristly Cave Crayfish

The bristly cave crayfish has found on substrates of sand and silt; also on scattered rock and near bat-guano piles.

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