Content tagged with "Southeast"

Broad-Banded Watersnake (Broad-Banded Water Snake)

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Nerodia fasciata confluens
A beautiful semiaquatic snake named for its broad, irregularly shaped bands. These bands can be brown, red-brown, or black and are separated by yellow and gray. This nonvenomous species is restricted to the southeastern corner of the state. More

Broad-Headed Skink

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Plestiodon laticeps
This large, harmless, smooth-scaled lizard lives along the edge of forests and woodlots. It often makes its home in a large dead tree, sometimes using abandoned woodpecker holes or other cavities. More

Broad-Headed Skink

Photo of Broad-headed skink on ground among leaves
This large, harmless, smooth-scaled lizard lives along the edge of forests and woodlots. It often makes its home in a large dead tree, sometimes using abandoned woodpecker holes or other cavities. More

Brokenray

brokenray
Lampsilis reeveiana
Includes three subspecies, Ozark (broken rays), Northern (Britt’s) and Arkansas (Reeve’s). More

Brook Silverside

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Labidesthes sicculus
Also known as "needlenose," "stick minnow," and "skipjack," this little fish is very active in the daytime and on bright, moonlit nights. More

Butterfly

butterfly
Ellipsaria lineolata
The butterfly is one of the most beautiful of Missouri’s mussels. More

Butterfly Pea

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Clitoria mariana
Butterfly pea is a low, shrubby, or twining perennial in the pea family, with showy, butterfly-like flowers. The leaves are compound with three leaflets. This species grows in the southern parts of Missouri, in acid soils. More

Cajun Dwarf Crayfish and Swamp Dwarf Crayfish

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Cambarellus puer and C. shufeldtii
Our two species of dwarf crayfish are both reddish brown to gray, with a paired series of dark, wavy stripes or dashed lines along the dorsal surface. In Missouri, these species are found in the lowlands of the southeast or the Mississippi River floodplain. More