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Featured Species | Chittenango Ovate Amber Snail (07:47)

Host: Meagan Racey with Robyn Niver

Chittenango ovate amber snail (click to view larger)
Chittenango ovate amber snail.
Photo credit: Kirstin Breisch Russell


Status: Threatened/ August 2, 1978
Scientific Name: Succinea chittenangoensis
Description: The Chittenango ovate amber snail is only found in one place – Chittenango Falls State Park in Madison County, New York. The primary threats to the snail in its existing habitat are considered to be the small population size and limited distribution of the species and the negative interaction with an introduced snail, Succinea sp. B., for food and habitat.
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Last updated: August 31, 2012