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Freshwater invertebrates

The invertebrates that live in our lochs and burns are diverse and play a vital role in maintaining the quality of our water. They help with the breakdown of organic debris and are a food source for other species such as fish, birds and bats.

Dragonfly. İDavid Genney/SNH.  For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Dragonflies and damselflies

These skilled winged hunters spend most of their lives as ferocious predators in our fresh water habitats.

Freswater pearl mussels. İSue Scott/SNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 444177 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright/

Freshwater pearl mussel

Find out about one of the most critically endangered molluscs in the world and why Scotland has an important role to play in their survival.

SNH logo   İSNH. For information on reproduction rights contact the Scottish Natural Heritage Image Library on Tel. 01738 458530 or www.snh.gov.uk/copyright

Riverflies

Mayflies, stoneflies and caddis flies spend most of their lives on the bottom of our rivers and lochs



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