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Villosa perpurpurea

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA MOLLUSCA BIVALVIA UNIONOIDA UNIONIDAE

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
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Bogan, A.E. & Seddon, M.B. (Mollusc Specialist Group)
Reviewer(s): Seddon, M.B. (Mollusc Red List Authority)
Justification:
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.
History:
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]

Countries:
Native:
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 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 July 2014.
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