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Pleurobema beadleianum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA MOLLUSCA BIVALVIA UNIONOIDA UNIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Pleurobema beadleianum
Species Authority: (Lea, 1861)
Common Name/s:
English Mississippi Pigtoe
Taxonomic Notes: A list of synonyms for this species can be found on The MUSSEL project web site (Graf and Cummings 2011).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2011-07-22
Assessor/s: Cummings, K. & Cordeiro, J.
Reviewer/s: Böhm, M. & Collen, B.
Contributor/s: Dyer, E., Soulsby, A.-M., Whitton, F., McGuinness, S., De Silva, R., Milligan, H.T., Kasthala, G., Thorley, J., Herdson, R., McMillan, K. & Collins, A.
Justification:
Pleurobema beadleianum has been assessed as Least Concern due to its wide distribution from the north section of eastern Louisiana into southern Mississippi and southwest Alabama. However, specific population information is lacking, therefore, further survey work is needed to assess the population status accurately and and the effects of threats on the population.
History:
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is known from small to medium coastal rivers in Louisiana and Mississippi (Vidrine 1993). The species was recently found in the lower section of the Pearl River in the south end of the LeFleur's Bluff State Park in Jackson, Mississippi (Wieland 2000) and a small stream within extreme south west Alabama (A. Bogan pers. comm. 2010).
Countries:
Native:
United States (Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi)
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Population [top]

Population: There is no population information available for this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is known from small to medium coastal rivers in Louisiana and Mississippi (Vidrine 1993).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no specific threat information available for this species; it is likely that this species is being impacted upon by general freshwater threats within this region, however, these are not thought to constitute major threats at present.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Williams et al. (2011, from K. Cummings pers. comm. 2010) lists this species as vulnerable according to the AFS assessment. However, specific population information is lacking, therefore, further survey work is needed.
Citation: Cummings, K. & Cordeiro, J. 2011. Pleurobema beadleianum. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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