|Scientific Name:||Hobbseus petilus|
|Species Authority:||Fitzpatrick, 1977|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Based on morphological differences of the gonopod in this species, there is some uncertainity on the validity of this species (S. Adams pers. comm. 2009).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Collen, B. & Richman, N.|
|Contributor(s):||Livingston, F., Livingston, F., Soulsby, A.-M., Batchelor, A., Dyer, E., Whitton, F., Milligan, H.T., Smith, J., Lutz, M.L., De Silva, R., McGuinness, S., Kasthala, G., Jopling, B., Sullivan, K. & Cryer, G.|
Hobbseus petilus has been assessed as Data Deficient. This species is awaiting further information regarding the number of localities and recent specimens. Otherwise this species may qualify for a threatened category.
This species is endemic to Itawamba, Lee, and Monroe Counties, Mississippi, USA (Fitzpatrick 1977). The accounts of this species in Oktibbeha County need to be confirmed as there is some overlap with Hobbseus orcenectoides, although this is unlikely (S. Adams pers. comm. 2009). Its presence in Clay County has been claimed by Fitzpatrick (1977) but no subsequent specimens exist to corroborate this.
The Extent of Occurrence (EOO) of this species has been estimated to exceed 3,600 km2.
Native:United States (Mississippi)
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There is insufficient population data available for this species.Recent survey of the type locality of this species and two other locations nearby have found no individuals (S. Adams, pers. comm. 2009).
Further information on this species and its distribution is expected from Bob Jones of Mississippi Fisheries, Wildlife and Parks.
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is found in sluggish, shallow (< 30 cm deep) streams, flowing through dense sedges over a silty bottom (Fitzpatrick 1977). In addition, this species can be found in roadside ditches and a nearby slough (S. Adams pers. comm.).|
|Major Threat(s):||Threats to this species have been identified as urbanisation, and the drainage and conversion of ponds (S. Adams, pers. comm. 2009). At sites that are heavily urbanised, no specimens have been found (S. Adams, pers. comm. 2009).|
This species has been given a Global Heritage Rank Status of G2 by NatureServe (Taylor et al. 2007, NatureServe 2009) and Threatened by the American Fisheries Society (Taylor et al. 2007) corresponding to a restricted range and decline in habitat quality.
Further research is needed to determine the range of this species, as well as its presence at known localities (S. Adams, pers. comm. 2009).
|Citation:||Adams, S. 2010. Hobbseus petilus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 August 2014.|
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