Midwest Region Endangered Species Conserving the nature of America

Endangered Species Program

 

The mission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service's Endangered Species program is conserving and restoring threatened and endangered species and their ecosystems.

 

 

 

U.S. Fish and Wildlife

Service in the Midwest

 

The Midwest Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin. Find a location near you.

 

The Midwest Region includes Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio and Wisconsin.
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Higgins eye pearlymussels.

Higgins eye pearlymussels.

Photo by USFWS

Freshwater Mussels in the Upper Midwest

Endangered and Threatened

 

About Freshwater Mussels

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Clubshell(Pleurobema clava)

Status: Endangered

Clubshell Home

 

Cracking pearlymussel (Hemistena lata)

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

Extirpated from the Upper Midwest

 

Curtis' pearlymussel (Epioblasma florentina curtisii)

Status: Endangered:
listed June 14, 1976

 

 

Fanshell (Cyprogenia stegaria)

Status: Endangered: listed June 21, 1990

Fact sheet

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)

Status: Endangered listed June 14, 1976

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

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)

Status: Threatened

Rabbitsfoot Midwest webpage

 

Rayed Bean (Villosa fabalis)

Status: Endangered

Rayed Bean webpage

 

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

Status: Endangered

Fact sheet

 

Rough pigtoe (Pleurobema plenum)

Status: Endangered, listed June 14, 1976

Fact sheet

 

Scaleshell (Leptodea leptodon)

Status:  Endangered, listed October 9, 2001

Scaleshell Home

 

Sheepnose (Plethobasus cyphyus)

Status: Endangered

Sheepnose webpage

 

Snuffbox (Epioblasma triquetra)

Status: Endangered

Snuffbox webpage

 

Spectaclecase (Cumberlandia monodonta)

Status: Endangered

Spectaclecase Home

 

Tubercled-blossom pearlymussel (Epioblasma torulosa torulosa)

Status: Endangered

Extirpated from the Upper Midwest

Fact sheet

 

White cat's paw pearlymussel (Epioblasma obliquata perobliqua)

Status: Endangered

Fact sheet

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

 

White wartyback pearlymussel (Plethobasus cicatricosus)

Status: Endangered

Fact sheet

 

Winged maple leaf (Quadrula fragosa)

Status: Endangered, listed June 20, 1991

Winged Mapleleaf Home

 


 

USFWS Midwest Endangered Species