🐟Fish aren’t the only gilled creatures in water; Underwater Gilled mushrooms exists too! 🍄
Discovered in the Rouge River in Oregon, this is the first and only species that spends its entire development underwater. So far only found in Oregon, it appears to like streams that are clear, cold, and volcanic (maybe forms in Hawai’i’s high mountain streams?). Not many populations have been found, and it doesn’t help they are pretty tough to spot, but if you find yourself in fast,
cold moving water, keep an eye out for these buggahs!!