New York Field Office
Northeast Region

Chittenango Ovate Amber Snail (Novisuccinea chittenangoensis):


Federal Status: Threatened
NY State Status: Endangered

 

Main Threats: Limited range, human trampling of habitat and snails, flooding, collapse of rock ledge above habitat, invasive plant species

 

Chittenango Ovate Amber Snail
credit: Cody Gilbertson

Chittenango Falls

Species Range :

The Chittenango ovate amber snail is only known to occur at Chittenango Falls State Park, Chittenango, New York.

Current Research:

SUNY ESF M.S. Candidate Cody Gilbertson is studying the current population size at the falls and developing methods to rear young snails in captivity.

Cody Gilbertson

Recovery Plan (pdf)
Spotlight Species Action Plan (pdf)
5-year Reviews

 

Additional Information
COAS Podcast
Protecting New York's Thumbnail-sized Snail
COAS blog post by Cody Gilbertson
NY State Department of Environmental Conservation (NYSDEC) Fact Sheet
For further information on the Chittenango ovate amber snail, please contact the New York Field Office at 607-753-9334.

 

 

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Last updated: July 13, 2015
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