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Freshwater Mussels

Endangered, Threatened, Proposed, and Candidates in the Upper Midwest

Mussels collected from a Missouri river during a survey.

Mussels collected from a Missouri river during a survey.

Photo by USFWS; Rick Hanson

 

July 12, 2012: Drought, Heat Take toll on Tippecanoe River's Endangered Wildlife

 

May 17, 2012: Celebrate Endangered Species Day, Learn about Endangered Freshwater Mussels in Ohio

 

Freshwater Mussels of the Upper Mississippi River System

 

America's Mussels:  Silent Sentinals


Mussels of the St. Croix River

 

Mussels of the Ohio River

 

The Exotic Zebra Mussel

 

Overlooked Gems: The Benefits of Freshwater Mussels in Wings (Fall 2008): Essays on Invertebrate Conservation, a publication of the Xerces Society.

 

Clubshell(Pleurobema clava)

Clubshell Home

 

Cracking pearlymussel (Hemistena lata)

Status: Endangered; Listed September 28, 1989 (PDF)

Extirpated from the Upper Midwest

 

Curtis' pearlymussel (Epioblasma florentina curtisi)

Status: Endangered, listed June 14, 1976

 

Natural History, Ecology, and Regulatory Information

Fact sheet


Species' Profile linked to National USFWS Endangered Species website

 

Recovery

5 Year Review Initiated September 21, 2006

 

Best Management Practices for the Curtis' Pearlymussel (Missouri Department of Conservation) - PDF

 

Fanshell (Cyprogenia stegaria)

Status: Endangered, listed June 21, 1990

 

Fact sheet

 

Slideshow: Drought and Heat Take Toll on Tippecanoe River’s Endangered Wildlife

 

News Release (July 12, 2012): Drought, Heat Take toll on Tippecanoe River's Endangered Wildlife

 

Fat pocketbook (Potamilus capax)

Status: Endangered, listed June 14, 1976

Fact sheet

 

Higgins eye pearlymussel (Lampsilis higginsii)

Higgins eye pearlymussel web page

 

Neosho mucket (Lampsilis rafinesqueana)

Status: Endangered

Neosho Mucket Home

 

Northern riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana)

Status: Endangered

Northern riffleshell web page

 

Orange-footed pearlymussel (=pimple back) (Plethobasus cooperianus (p. striatus))

Status: Endangered, listed June 14, 1976

Fact sheet

 

Pink mucket (Lampsilis orbiculata (=l. abrupta))

Status: Endangered, listed June 14, 1976

Fact sheet

Life History Information (links goes to FWS National Endangered Species website)

 

Purple cat's paw pearlymussel (Epioblasma obliquata obliquata)

Status: Endangered, listed July 10, 1990 (links to a 5-page PDF)

Purple Cat's Paw Pearlymussel Home

 

Rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica)

Rabbitsfoot Midwest webpage

Rabbitsfoot Candidate Form (65-page PDF)

 

Rayed Bean (Villosa fabalis)

Rayed Bean webpage

 

Ring pink (=golf stick pearly) (Obovaria retusa)

Fact sheet

 

Rough pigtoe (Pleurobema plenum)

Status: Endangered, listed June 14, 1976

Fact sheet

 

Scaleshell (Leptodea leptodon)

Status:  Endangered, listed October 9, 2001

 

Recovery Plans

Final Recovery Plan - February 2010

Scaleshell Mussel Final Recovery Plan

News Release (April 7, 2010): Recovery Plan Outlines Steps to Help Rare Mussel

 

Draft Recovery Plan - Released August 2004

News Release: Draft Plan Outlines Steps to Help Rare Freshwater Mussel August 6, 2004

Federal Register Notice of Availability of the Draft Recovery Plan for the Scaleshell Mussel for PUblic Review and Comment: August 6, 2004 (PDF)

Scaleshell Mussel Draft Recovery Plan (PDF)

 

Recovery

Scaleshell Mussel 5-Year Review: 19-page PDF; 920KB (March 2011)

 

Natural History, Ecology, and Regulatory Information

Fact Sheet

Species Profile (links to our national endangered species website)

Status Assessment Summary

Status Assessment (.pdf file 173K)

 

Sheepnose (Plethobasus cyphyus)

Sheepnose webpage

 

Snuffbox (Epioblasma triquetra)

Snuffbox webpage

 

Spectaclecase (Cumberlandia monodonta)

Spectaclecase Home

 

Tubercled-blossom pearlymussel (Epioblasma torulosa torulosa)

Extirpated from the Upper Midwest

Fact sheet

 

White cat's paw pearlymussel (Epioblasma obliquata perobliqua)

Fact sheet

 

Recovery

White Cat's Paw Pearly Mussel 5-Year Review (14-page PDF) - December 2009

 

Private Stewardship Grant (May 2007): Reforestation and Wetland Restoration for Permanent Native Habitat in the St. Joseph River Watershed – Hillsdale County, Michigan; Defiance and Williams Counties, Ohio; Allen, Dekalb, and Noble Counties, Indiana – ($45,000*)

 

White wartyback pearlymussel (Plethobasus cicatricosus)

Fact sheet

 

Winged maple leaf (Quadrula fragosa)

Status: Endangered, listed June 20, 1991

Winged Mapleleaf Home

 


 

USFWS Midwest Endangered Species Home

 

Last updated: April 14, 2014