Epioblasma lenior 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Bivalvia Unionoida Unionidae

Scientific Name: Epioblasma lenior (I. Lea, 1842)
Common Name(s):
English Narrow Catspaw, Stone's Pearly Mussel
Dysnomia lenior I. Lea, 1842
Taxonomic Notes: Was listed in the 1996 IUCN Red List under the name Dysnomia lenior.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct 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. & Bogan, A.E. (Mollusc Red List Authority)
Bogan suggests that this possibly became extinct since 1965. Only recorded from one site in the last 70 years.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Cumberland and Tennessee River systems.
Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
United States (Alabama, Tennessee)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Small to medium rivers, in gravel and sand in clear fast flowing water.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Extinction due to habitat destruction and deterioration.

Citation: Bogan, A.E. (Mollusc Specialist Group). 2000. Epioblasma lenior. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T7874A12860206. . Downloaded on 28 May 2018.
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