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Clubshell (Pleurobema clava)

Status: Endangered

Clubshell musssels

Photo by USFWS


Status: Endangered, listed January 22, 1993


Habitat: Found in coarse sand and gravel areas of runs and riffles within streams and small rivers


Lead Region: 5


Region 3 Lead Office: Ohio Field Office


Range: Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia




Mussels Relocated from the Allegheny River to Illinois and Ohio

Clubshell Natural History, Ecology, and Regulatory Information

Fact sheet


Species Profile

Clubshell Recovery

Slideshow - Mussels Relocated from the Allegheny River to Illinois and Ohio


Environmental Assessment for Clubshell and Northern Riffleshell Augmentation in Illinois (2008)


Private Stewardship Grant (May 2007): Restoring Southeast Michigan’s High Diversity Landscapes Through Collaborative Stewardship – Hillsdale, Jackson, Lenawee, Oakland, and Washtenaw Counties, Michigan


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*)


Non-tradtional S6 Grant (May 2007): Land Acquisition Initiative Along the Little Darby Creek State and National Scenic River to Aid in the Recovery of Clubshell and Northern Riffleshell (Madison County, OH): $247,395


Section 6 funded project (2006): Biology, Propagation, and Reintroduction of Northern Riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana) and Clubshell (Pleurobema clava)


(Sept. 1994) Clubshell and Northern Riffleshell Recovery Plan 67-page PDF Adobe PDF Icon; 5.5MB


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Last updated: March 12, 2018