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Image of a blackspotted topminnow

Blackspotted Topminnow

Fundulus olivaceus
This sleek, swift little fish lives in the quiet, clear sections of rivers mostly south of the Missouri River. Topminnows have a habit of skimming along just beneath the surface of the water.

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Image of a blackstripe topminnow

Blackstripe Topminnow

Fundulus notatus
A slender, elongated shape makes for a sleek, swift fish. Topminnows have a habit of skimming along just beneath the surface of the water.

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bleeding shiner

Bleeding Shiner

Luxilus zonatus
Like several other shiners found in clear Ozark streams, male bleeding shiners sport brilliant red during breeding season, especially May and early June. Check your identification by the presence of a dark, crescent bar behind the gill cover, and the dark stripe that abruptly narrows just behind the gill opening.

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Blue Catfish with MDC Staff

Blue Catfish with MDC Staff

MDC staff hold a 45-inch, 50-pound blue catfish collected while electrofishing on the Mississippi River. From left to right are MDC Resource Assistant Forest Copeland, Fisheries Management Biologist Dave Knuth, and Conservation Agent Brian Shelton.

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Bluefer

Bluefer (Purpleshell)

Potamilus purpuratus
Like the pink heelsplitter and fragile and pink papershells, the bluefer uses freshwater drum as a host.

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Quail

Bobwhite Quail

Results of the Missouri Department of Conservation's recently completed spring breeding bird surveys in Scott County showed increased numbers of Bobwhite quail. (MDC file photo)

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Bootheel Consortium Fishing Clinic

Bootheel Consortium Fishing Clinic

MDC Forester Steve Smith and conservation agents bait hooks for hopeful anglers at the Missouri Bootheel Consortium Fishing Clinic Aug. 20, 2011.

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