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Epioblasma torulosa ssp. torulosa

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA MOLLUSCA BIVALVIA UNIONOIDA UNIONIDAE

Scientific Name: Epioblasma torulosa ssp. torulosa
Species Authority: (Rafinesque, 1820)
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Tubercled Blossom, Tubercled-blossom Pearly Mussel, Turberculed Riffle Shell
Synonym(s):
Dysnomia torulosa subspecies torulosa Rafinesque, 1820

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct 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. (Mollusc Red List Authority)
Justification:
Damming on river systems, dredging and creation of navigation pools has led to destruction of habitat and the eventual extinction of this species.
History:
1996 Critically Endangered
1994 Endangered (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Endangered (IUCN 1990)
1988 Endangered (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Endangered (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Regionally extinct:
Canada; United States (Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, West Virginia)
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Freshwater

Citation: Bogan, A.E. (Mollusc Specialist Group) 2000. Epioblasma torulosa ssp. torulosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 August 2014.
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