Villosa perpurpurea 


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
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Not Evaluated (NE)
1994 Indeterminate (I)
1990 Indeterminate (I)
1988 Indeterminate (I)
1986 Indeterminate (I)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
United States
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

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 2000: e.T22977A9404252. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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