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Neosho Mucket (Lampsilis rafinesqueana)
The Neosho Mucket, a freshwater mussel, is an endangered species. It is found in rivers and streams in Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma. We estimate the Neosho mucket has been lost from about 62 percent of its historical range with only 9 of 16 historical populations remaining. This mussel is declining throughout its range with only one of the remaining nine populations considered a large, viable population.
Sept. 19, 2013: Recovering Aquatic Life in Missouri - - Neosho mucket is a featured species in this article.
May 14, 2014: Comment Period on Proposed Critical Habitat Re-Opened
Sept. 17, 2013: Neosho Mucket Listed as Endangered
August 26, 2013:
Comment Period Re-opened for 60 Days and Draft Economic Analysis of Critical Habitat Available
In response to requests we received, we are reopening the comment period to allow all interested parties an opportunity to comment on the proposed designation of critical habitat, draft environmental assessment, and draft economic analysis. Comments previously submitted need not be resubmitted, as they will be fully considered in our determinations on this rulemaking action.
May 9, 2013:
Comment Period Re-opened and Draft Economic Analysis of Critical Habitat Available
We are reopened the public comment period on our October 16, 2012, proposed listing and designation of critical habitat for the Neosho mucket and rabbitsfoot mussels. In addition, the draft economic analysis and draft environmental assessment of the proposed chritical habitat designation were also available for public review and comment. Reopening the comment period allows an opportunity to comment simultaneously on the revised proposed rule, the associated draft economic analysis and draft environmental assessment.
Public comment period closed June 9, 2013.
October 16, 2012:
Proposal to List as Endangered and Designate Critical Habitat
Last updated: April 14, 2015