Villosa perpurpurea


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Villosa perpurpurea
Species Authority: (Lea, 1861)
Common Name(s):
English Purple Bean

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-06-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Bogan, A.E. & Seddon, M.B. (Mollusc Specialist Group)
Reviewer(s): Seddon, M.B. (Mollusc Red List Authority)
Five sites recorded historically but habitat deterioration and pollution mean that the only recent records are from the Upper Clench River making this a single locality species with less than 100 km² of river, which is in decline.
1996 Not Evaluated
1994 Indeterminate (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Indeterminate (IUCN 1990)
1988 Indeterminate (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Indeterminate (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

United States
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurs in water under 3 feet with a moderate to strong current and coarse sandy/gravel substrate with some silt.
Systems: Freshwater

Citation: Bogan, A.E. & Seddon, M.B. (Mollusc Specialist Group) 2000. Villosa perpurpurea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 26 May 2015.
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