Cumberlandian combshell (Epioblasma brevidens)

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Listing Status:    and  

Population detail

The FWS is currently monitoring the following populations of the Cumberlandian combshell 

  • Population location: Wherever found; Except where listed as Experimental Populations

    Listing status:  Endangered

  • Population location: U.S.A. (TN - specified portions of the French Broad and Holston Rivers; see 17.85(b)(1))

    Listing status:  Experimental Population, Non-Essential

  • 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
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
01/10/1997 Southeast Region (Region 4) Wherever found; Except where listed as Experimental Populations
10/15/2007 Southeast Region (Region 4) U.S.A. (TN - specified portions of the French Broad and Holston Rivers; see 17.85(b)(1))
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))

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
11/21/1991 56 FR 58804 58836 ETWP; Animal Candidate Review for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species; 56 FR 58804 58836
08/31/2004 69 FR 53136 53180 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Five Endangered Mussels in the Tennessee and Cumberland River Basins
06/03/2003 68 FR 33233 33282 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for Five Endangered Mussels in the Tennessee and Cumberland River Basins
06/14/2001 66 FR 32250 32264 ETWP; Establishment of Nonessential Experimental Population Status for 16 Freshwater Mussels and 1 Freshwater Snail (Anthony's Riversnail) in the Free-Flowing Reach of the Tennessee River below the Wilson Dam, Colbert and Lauderdale Counties, AL
11/15/1994 59 FR 58982 59028 ETWP; Animal Candidate Review for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species.
05/27/1999 64 FR 28779 28791 ETWP; Proposed Establishment of Nonessential Experimental Population Status for Sixteen Freshwater Mussels (Alabama
01/06/1989 54 FR 554 579 ETWP; Animal Notice of Review; 54 FR 554 579
02/28/1996 61 FR 7597 7613 ETWP; Review of Plant and Animal Taxa That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species
09/13/2007 72 FR 52434 52461 Establishment of Nonessential Experimental Population Status for 15 Freshwater Mussels, 1 Freshwater Snail, and 5 Fishes in the Lower French Broad River and in the Lower Holston River, Tennessee
07/14/1994 59 FR 35900 35906 ETWP; Proposal to List the Cumberland Elktoe, Oyster Mussel, Cumberlandian Combshell, Purple Bean, and Rough Rabbitsfoot as Endangered Species
04/22/2003 68 FR 19844 19845 Notice of Availability of an Agency Draft Recovery Plan for Five Freshwater Mussels--Cumberland Elktoe (Alasmidonta atropurpurea), Oyster Mussel (Epioblasma capsaeformis), Cumberlandian Combshell (Epioblasma brevidens), Purple Bean (Villosa perpurpurea), and Rough Rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica strigillata)--for Review and Comment
05/24/2004 69 FR 29569 29570 Availability of the Recovery Plan for Five Freshwater Mussels-- Cumberland Elktoe (Alasmidonta atropurpurea), Oyster Mussel (Epioblasma capsaeformis), Cumberlandian Combshell (Epioblasma brevidens), Purple Bean (Villosa perpurpurea), and Rough Rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica strigillata)
05/22/1984 49 FR 21664 21675 Review of Invertebrate Wildlife for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species; 49 FR 21664-21675
08/21/2001 66 FR 43808 43809 ETWP; Establishment of Nonessential Experimental Population Status for 16 Freshwater Mussels and 1 Freshwater Snail (Anthony's Riversnail) in the Free-Flowing Reach of the Tennessee River below the Wilson Dam, Colbert and Lauderdale Counties, AL; Correction
06/13/2006 71 FR 34196 34230 Establishment of Nonessential Experimental Population Status for 15 Freshwater Mussels, 1 Freshwater Snail, and 5 Fishes in the Lower French Broad River and in the Lower Holston River, Tennessee; Proposed Rule
01/10/1997 62 FR 1647 1658 ETWP; Determination of Endangered Status for the Cumberland Elktoe, Oyster Mussel, Cumberlandian Combshell, Purple Bean, and Rough Rabbitsfoot
Special Rule Publications
Date Citation Page Title
05/27/1999 64 FR 28779 28791 ETWP; Proposed Establishment of Nonessential Experimental Population Status for Sixteen Freshwater Mussels (Alabama
06/14/2001 66 FR 32250 32264 ETWP; Establishment of Nonessential Experimental Population Status for 16 Freshwater Mussels and 1 Freshwater Snail (Anthony's Riversnail) in the Free-Flowing Reach of the Tennessee River below the Wilson Dam, Colbert and Lauderdale Counties, AL

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
05/24/2004 Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.) View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
04/22/2003 68 FR 19844 19845 Notice of Availability of an Agency Draft Recovery Plan for Five Freshwater Mussels--Cumberland Elktoe (Alasmidonta atropurpurea), Oyster Mussel (Epioblasma capsaeformis), Cumberlandian Combshell (Epioblasma brevidens), Purple Bean (Villosa perpurpurea), and Rough Rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica strigillata)--for Review and Comment
  • Notice Draft Recovery Plan Availability
05/24/2004 69 FR 29569 29570 Availability of the Recovery Plan for Five Freshwater Mussels-- Cumberland Elktoe (Alasmidonta atropurpurea), Oyster Mussel (Epioblasma capsaeformis), Cumberlandian Combshell (Epioblasma brevidens), Purple Bean (Villosa perpurpurea), and Rough Rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica strigillata)
  • Notice Final Recovery Plan Availability
Five Year Review
Date Title
09/19/2007 Cumberlandian Combshell 5-Year Review

» Critical Habitat

Date Citation Page Title Document Type Status
08/31/2004 69 FR 53136 53180 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Five Endangered Mussels in the Tennessee and Cumberland River Basins Final Rule Final designated
06/03/2003 68 FR 33233 33282 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for Five Endangered Mussels in the Tennessee and Cumberland River Basins Proposed Rule Not Required

To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Cumberlandian combshell.

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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