Tag: Rough Hornsnail
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November 6, 2014 | 4 minute read
The interrupted rocksnail, rough hornsnail, and Georgia pigtoe mussel have disappeared from 90 percent or more of their historical ranges, primarily due to impoundment, or damming of riverine habitats. All three species are endemic to the Coosa River drainage of the Mobile River Basin in Alabama and Georgia. The Georgia pigtoe also occurs in a Coosa River tributary in Tennessee. “This final recovery plan provides direction the Service and its partners can take to recover these rare aquatic species,” said Cindy Dohner, the Service’s Southeast Regional Director. Read the full story...
Service proposes endangered species status and Critical Habitat designations for the Georgia pigtoe mussel, interrupted rocksnail, and rough hornsnail
June 29, 2009 | 4 minute read
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed listing the Georgia pigtoe mussel, interrupted rocksnail, and rough hornsnail as endangered species. These two aquatic snails and one mussel are considered indicators of stable, high-quality stream and river habitats. Their presence reflects the quality of the watersheds where they occur for a wide variety of other wildlife species, as well as for people. At the same time, the Service proposed designating parts of eight rivers and streams in Alabama, Georgia, and Tennessee, as critical habitat for the mussel and snails. Read the full story...
November 10, 2014 | 2 minute read
Transcript Greetings and welcome to the Southern Appalachian Creature Feature. The interrupted rocksnail, rough hornsnail, and Georgia pigtoe mussel are all endangered species, having disappeared from 90 percent or more of their historical ranges, largely due to the damming of rivers where they live. All three are native to the Coosa River drainage in Alabama and North Georgia, the Georgia pigtoe also occurring in east Tennessee. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently came out with a road map for recovering these animals. Learn more...