Crawling Water Beetle
Crawling Water Beetle
Predacious Diving Beetle
Predaceous Diving Beetle
Predaceous Diving Beetle
Predaceous Diving Beetle
Haliplus fasciatus or triopsis
Haliplus fasciatus or triopsis
Celina sp.
Celina sp.
Neoporus sp.
Prob. Lioporeus sp.
Crawling Water Beetle
Eastern Toe-Biter Waterbug
For Later Use
For Later Use
For Later Use
For Later Use
Peltodytes sp.
Lethocerus griseus
       
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Other Water Beetles & Water Bugs Attracted to Light
Channel Catfish, Look for the spots.
Channel Catfish
Mud Catfish(Yellow Bullhead)
Spotted Black Bass
White Bass
Alligator Gar
Ictalarus punctatus
Ictalarus punctatus
Ameiurus natalis
Micropterus punctulatus
Morone chrysops
Atractosteus sp.
School of Striped Mullet a long way from saltwater
Freshwater Drun (gaspergou)
Common Carp
Blacktail Shiner Minnow
Dusky Darter
Dusky Darter
Mugal cephalus
Aplodinotus grunniens
Cyprinus carpio
Cyprinella venusta
Percina sciera
Percina sciera
Crayfish
Crayfish
Crayfish
Babies carried under tail.
Freshwater Shrimp
Freshwater Shrimp
Family Cambaridae
Family Cambaridae
Family Cambaridae
Family Cambaridae
unknown
unknown
Water Strider
Smaller Water Strider
Dragonfly Larvae
Dragonfly Larvae(possible clubtail)
A Well Hidden Larvae, Probable Damselfly
Dobsonfly Hellgrammite
Gerris sp.
Microvelia sp.
Suborder Anisoptera
Suborder Anisoptera
Suborder Zygoptera
Corydalus sp.
Horsehair Worm
Aquatic Earthworm
Leech
Leech
Mosquito Larvae
Mosquito Larvae
Family Gordioidea
Subclass Oligochaeta
Phylum Annelida
Placobdella parasitica
Family Culicidae
Family Culicidae
Brown Waterscorpion
Predaceous Diving Beetle
Predaceous Diving Beetle(Bottom up for air)
Predaceous Diving Beetle
Predaceous Diving Beetle
Uknown
Ranatra fusca
Acilius sp.
Platambus sp.
Laccophilus sp.
Coptotomus sp.
tbd
Water Boatman
Water Boatmen
Water Boatmen
Whirligig Beetle
Whirligig Beetle
Burrowing Water Beetle
Family Corixidae
Sigara sp.
Trichocorixa sp.
Dineutus sp.
Dineutus sp.
Need better photo
Caddisfly Net
Caddisfly Net
One Inch Stick That Swims
Saddle Builder Caddisfly Nymph
Case Builder Caddisfly Nymph
Aquatic Snail
Order Trichoptera
Order Trichoptera
Order Trichoptera
Order Trichoptera
Order Trichoptera
Class Gastropoda
A mini waterfall of clean water, ITW(There is something swiimming there)
For Later Use
For Later Use
For Later Use
For Later Use
For Later Use
Bluegill Sunfish
Bluegill Sunfish
Bluegill Sunfish
Bluegill Longear Hybrid Sunfish
Bluegill Longear Hybrid Sunfish
Bluegill Longear Hybrid Sunfish
Bluegill Sunfish
Bluegill Sunfish
Bluegill Sunfish
Bluegill/Longear Hybrid Sunfish
Bluegill/Longear Hybrid Sunfish
Bluegill/Longear Hybrid Sunfish
Bluegill Redbreast Hybrid Sunfish
Redbreast Sunfish
Readbreast Redear Hybrid Sunfish
Warmouth Sunfish
For Later Use
For Later Use
Bluegill/Redbreast Hybrid Sunfish
Redbreast Sunfish
Redbreast/Redear Hybrid Sunfish
Warmouth Sunfish
   
Sunfish of the Big Thicket (Lepomis sp.)
Other Aquatic Animals of the Big Thicket
Note:  Due to the fact that hybrids exist, identification is a lot tougher than you would think. Different species
are breeding making colors and markings unreliable. Check the color, length, border, and shape of the gill
cover(operculum) for variations.
AQUATIC ANIMALS of the Big Thicket in East Texas
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Long-toed Water Beetle
Riffle Beetle
Riffle Beetle
Riffle Beetle
Riffle Beetle
For Later Use
Helichus lithophilus
Stenelmis sp.
Stenelmis sp.
Probable Stenelmis sp.
Stenelmis sp.
 
Long-Toed Water Beetles (Family Dryopidae) & Riffle Beetles (Family Elmidae)
Water Scavenger Beetle
Water Scavenger Beetle
Water Scavenger Beetle
Water Scavenger Beetle
Water Scavenger Beetle
Water Scavenger Beetle
Berosus sp.
Berosus sp.
Berosus sp.
Berosus sp.
Enochrus sp.
Helobata larvalis
Water Scavenger Beetle
Giant Water Scavenger Beetle
Water Scavenger Beetle
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For Later Use
For Later Use
Tropisternus sp.
Hydrophilus ovatus
Tribe Hydrophilini
     
Water Scavenger Beetles (Family Hydrophilidae)