|Scientific Name:||Pleurocera postelli|
|Species Authority:||(Lea, 1862)|
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Johnson, P.D., Bogan, A.E., Brown, K.M., Burkhead, N.M., Cordeiro, J.R., Garner, J.T., Hartfield, P.D., Lepitzki, D.A.W., Mackie, G.L., Pip, E., Tarpley, T.A., Tiemann, J.S., Whelan, N.V. and Strong, E.E. 2013. Conservation Status of Freshwater Gastropods of Canada and the United States. Fisheries 38(6): 247-282.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Cordeiro, J. & Perez, K.|
|Reviewer(s):||Böhm, M. & Collen, B.|
|Contributor(s):||Dyer, E., Soulsby, A.-M., Whitton, F., McGuinness, S., De Silva, R., Milligan, H.T., Kasthala, G., Herdson, R., Thorley, J., McMillan, K. & Collins, A.|
Pleurocera postelii has been assessed as Data Deficient as further surveys are needed to determine the present distribution and threat processes impacting this species. It is poorly known but endemic to the Tennessee River system in northwestern Alabama in small streams (Mirarchi et al. 2004), with a range extent anywhere from 100–250 km². This species is limited to small streams of northern Alabama near Muscle Shoals, which is currently developed (Burch and Tottenham 1980), however, some authors consider the species to be of moderate conservation concern only. Until more detailed distribution and threat information becomes available, the species has to remain Data Deficient.
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|Range Description:||This species' range includes small streams of northern Alabama in the vicinity of Muscle Shoals (Burch 1989). F.G. Thompson recorded the species in 1996 from Paint Rock river (FLMNH Museum Records). Its estimated extent of occurrence is less than 250 km².|
Native:United States (Alabama)
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|Population:||This species is poorly known but endemic to the Tennessee River system in northwestern Alabama in small streams (Mirarchi et al. 2004).|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species occurs in small streams and shoals (Mirarchi et al. 2004).|
|Congregatory:||Congregatory (and dispersive)|
|Major Threat(s):||The threats to this species are unknown.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is of moderate conservation concern (Mirarchi et al. 2004) due to no recent records. Further work is required on the distribution and threat processes impacting this species.|
Burch, J.B. 1989. North American freshwater snails. Malacological Publications, Hamburg, Michigan, U.S.A.
Burch, J.B. aND Tottenham, J.L. 1980. North American freshwater snails, IV. Species lists, ranges and illustrations. Walkerana 1: 81-215.
IUCN. 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2011.2). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 10 November 2011).
Mirarchi R.E., Garner J.T., Mettee and O'Neil P.E. 2004. Imperiled Aquatic Mollusks and Fishes. Alabama Wildlife 2.
|Citation:||Cordeiro, J. & Perez, K. 2011. Pleurocera postelli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T17706A7349039. . Downloaded on 30 April 2016.|