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Rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica)

Status: Threatened

 

Rabbitsfoot mussel

Photo by USFWS; Georgia Parham

Status: Threatened - - Critical Habitat 

 

Habitat: Rivers

 

Lead Region: 4

 

Region 3 Lead Office:  Columbia, Missouri Field Office

 

Range: AL, AR, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MO, MS, OH, OK, PA, TN

The rabbitsfoot, a freshwater mussel, is a threatened species. It is found in rivers and streams in Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Kansas, Kentucky, Illinois, Indiana, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and West Virginia. We estimate that it has been lost from about 64 percent of its historical range. While 51 of 140 historical populations are still present, only 11 populations are viable; 23 populations are at risk of extirpation and 17 populations do not seem to be reproducing at a level that can sustain the populations. Most of the existing rabbitsfoot populations are marginal to small and isolated.

 

Species Profile

Final Rule to List as Threatened

 

Critical Habitat

News Release: Fish and Wildlife Service Designates Critical Habitat for Two Freshwater Mussels in 12 States (April 29, 2015)

 

Critical Habitat Final Rule (PDF)

 

Critical Habitat in the Midwest - Maps

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Critical Habitat Portal - view a map or download shapefiles

 

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