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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 (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1996 Critically Endangered
1994 Indeterminate (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Endangered (IUCN 1990)
1988 Endangered (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Indeterminate (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

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 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 August 2014.
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