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12-22-2016

Epioblasma penita

Epioblasma penita NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.

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FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video. Epioblasma penita, the southern combshell or penitent mussel, is a species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk in the family Unionidae, the river mussels. This species is endemic to the United States. Its natural habitat is rivers. It is threatened by habitat loss. the southern combshell or penitent mussel, is a species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk in the family Unionidae, the river mussels.. This species is endemic to the United States.Its natural habitat is rivers.It is threatened by habitat loss. Epioblasma penita from the Alabama Aquatic Biodiversity Center were stocked into the Cahaba River on September 27, 2012. Possibly distributed upstream into Alabama River. Found in shoal habitats. Listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Detailed information
Full Name: Southern combshell (Epioblasma penita)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Clams
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 04/07/1987 Southeast Region (Region 4) Wherever found
  • States/US Territories in which the Southern combshell, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: Alabama , Mississippi
  • US Counties in which the Southern combshell, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
Recovery
No critical habitat rules have been published for the Southern combshell.
Date
Title
Plan Action Status
Plan Status
11/14/1989 Tombigbee Mussels (5 spp.) View Implementation Progress Final
Date
Title
Plan Action Status
Plan Status
11/14/1989 Tombigbee Mussels (5 spp.) View Implementation Progress Final
Date
Citation Page
Title
Document Type
03/25/2014 79 FR 16366 16368 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Status Reviews of 33 Southeastern Species
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
09/08/2006 71 FR 53127 53129 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Review of 14 Southeastern Species
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
Date
Title
09/08/2015 Southern Combshell (Penitent Mussel) (Epioblasma penita) 5-Year Review: Summary and Evaluation
04/27/2009 Tombigbee RIver Mussels 5-Year Review
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