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Leptoxis ampla

Leptoxis ampla 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. Leptoxis ampla, common name the round rocksnail, is a species of freshwater snail with a gill and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk in the family Pleuroceridae. 

Leptoxis ampla This species is endemic to the United States, specifically the state of Alabama. The snail has been listed as threatened on the United States Fish and Wildlife Service list of endangered species since 28 October 1998. Leptoxis ampla is a vulnerable species according to the IUCN Red list. The round rocksnail is a pleurocerid snail and its shell grows to about 20 mm (0.8 in) in length. The shell is subglobose, with an ovately rounded aperture. The body whorl is shouldered at the suture, and may be ornamented with folds or plicae. Color may be yellow, dark brown, or olive green, usually with four entire or broken bands.

ITIS Reports — Leptoxis ampla 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.

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.

Detailed information
Full Name: Round rocksnail (Leptoxis ampla)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Snails
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Threatened 10/28/1998 Southeast Region (Region 4) Wherever found
  • States/US Territories in which the Round rocksnail, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: Alabama
  • US Counties in which the Round rocksnail, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
  • USFWS Refuges in which the Round rocksnail, Wherever found is known to occur: Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge
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