Epioblasma turgidula • Earth.com
12-22-2016

Epioblasma turgidula

Epioblasma turgidula 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.

ITIS Reports — ITIS (the Integrated Taxonomic Information System) is a source for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.Epioblasma turgidula, the turgid blossom pearly mussel, turgid riffle shell, turgid-blossom naiad or turgid blossom, was a species of freshwater mussel, a mollusk in the family Unionidae. It is now extinct.Epioblasma turgidula, the turgid blossom pearly mussel, turgid riffle shell, turgid-blossom naiad or turgid blossom, was a species of freshwater mussel, a mollusk in the family Unionidae. It is now extinct.

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.The turgid blossom pearlymussel (Epioblasma turgidula) is a small Cumberlandian species, seldom exceeding 1.6 in (4.1 cm) in shell length. The species is strongly dimorphic—males and females differ in shape and structure. Shells of the male tend to be more elliptical

Detailed information
Full Name: Turgid blossom (Epioblasma turgidula)
Where found: Wherever found; Except where listed as Experimental Populations
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Clams
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 06/14/1976 Southeast Region (Region 4) Wherever found; Except where listed as Experimental Populations
Experimental Population, Non-Essential 06/14/2001 Southeast Region (Region 4) U.S.A. (AL;The free-flowing reach of the Tennessee R. from the base of Wilson Dam downstream to the backwaters of Pickwick Reservoir [about 12 RM (19 km)] and the lower 5 RM [8 km] of all tributaries to this reach in Colbert and Lauderdale Cos., see 17.85(a))
  • Population location: Wherever found; Except where listed as Experimental Populations Listing status: Endangered
    • States/US Territories in which this population is known to or is believed to occur: Arkansas , Tennessee
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  • Population location: U.S.A. (AL;The free-flowing reach of the Tennessee R. from the base of Wilson Dam downstream to the backwaters of Pickwick Reservoir [about 12 RM (19 km)] and the lower 5 RM [8 km] of all tributaries to this reach in Colbert and Lauderdale Cos., see 17.85(a)) Listing status: Experimental Population, Non-Essential
    • States/US Territories in which this population is known to or is believed to occur: Alabama
    • US Counties in which this population is known to or is believed to occur: View All
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