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Epioblasma brevidens

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA MOLLUSCA BIVALVIA UNIONOIDA UNIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Epioblasma brevidens
Species Authority: (I. Lea, 1831)
Common Name(s):
English Cumberlandian Combshell
Synonym(s):
Dysnomia brevidens I. Lea, 1831

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A1ce ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-06-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Bogan, A.E. (Mollusc Specialist Group)
Reviewer(s): Seddon. M.B. & Bogan, A.E. (Mollusc Red List Authority)
Justification:
Bogan (pers. comm. 2000) estimated an 80% decline in populations hence the Critically Endangered listing
History:
1996 Critically Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Occurred in the Cumberland and Tennessee River systems.
Countries:
Native:
United States (Alabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Damming along entire river systems has had an impact on this species.

Citation: Bogan, A.E. (Mollusc Specialist Group) 2000. Epioblasma brevidens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 July 2015.
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