Elliptio chipolaensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Elliptio chipolaensis
Species Authority: (Walker, 1905)
Common Name(s):
English Chipola Slabshell

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-06-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Bogan, A.E. (Mollusc Specialist Group)
Reviewer(s): Seddon, M.B. (Mollusc Red List Authority)
The original assessment of Critically Endangered in 1996 (Baillie and Groombridge 1996) was an overestimate of the level of endangerment. The present assessment is based on its occurrence in a single catchment, less than 500 km² of river occupied by the species, and the declining quality of the water.
1996 Critically Endangered (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1996 Critically Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is confined to the upper parts of the Chipola River catchment.
United States (Alabama, Florida)
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This mollusc is found only in the upper reaches of the catchment. It occurs in the silty sand substrates of slow to medium flowing tributaries.
Systems: Freshwater

Citation: Bogan, A.E. (Mollusc Specialist Group) 2000. Elliptio chipolaensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 29 March 2015.
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