A white crayfish with a special habitat: It lives in caves in the Ozarks. Its localized distribution makes its populations vulnerable to catastrophes that might pollute or damage their cave environment.
The Wildlife Code of Missouri protects our state's ecologically sensitive caves and the wildlife that depend on them. It is illegal to enter a conservation-area cave unless you have a special-use permit.
MDC protects and manages Missouri's fish, forest, and wildlife resources. We also facilitate your participation in resource-management activities, and we provide opportunities for you to use, enjoy and learn about nature. Read more about our mission.