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  • A large green table covered in different mussel species native to Alabama.

    Service protects eight Gulf coast mussels under the Endangered Species Act

    October 9, 2012 | 4 minute readEight Gulf Coast mussels are in danger of becoming extinct or threatened with extinction in the foreseeable future, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service announced today. As a result, the Service will protect the species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA) and will continue to work with conservation partners to aid the species’ recovery and address current and future threats. The Alabama pearlshell, round ebonyshell, southern kidneyshell, Choctaw bean, tapered pigtoe, narrow pigtoe, southern sandshell and fuzzy pigtoe are all freshwater mussels found in streams in south Alabama and the Florida panhandle. Read the full story...

    Some of the mussel species seen here include the Florida spike, Florida sandshell, southern fatmucket, Suwannee moccasinshell, Florida mapleleaf, iridescent liliput, southern rainbow and downy rainbow. Photo by FWC.

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