finelined pocketbook (Lampsilis altilis)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

Hamiota altilis remains widespread in the Mobile Basin, but populations are fragmented and usually small. It is known to be extant in the Cahaba and Little Cahaba rivers (Bibb and Shelby Cos., AL). In the Coosa drainage in Alabama it is extant in Weiss bypass of Coosa River proper (Cherokee Co., AL), Terrapin and South Fork Terrapin creeks (Cherokee and Cleburne Cos., AL), Big Canoe (St. Clair Co., AL), Cheaha (Talladega and Clay Cos., AL), Choccolocco Creek (Cleburne and Calhoun Cos., AL), Yellowleaf and its tributary Muddy Prong (Shelby Co., AL), Kelly and its tributary Shoal (Shelby and St. Clair Cos., AL), Shoal (Cleburne Co., AL), and Tallaseehatchee creeks (Talladega Co., AL). In the Coosa drainage in Georgia, H. altilis occurs in the Conasauga River (Murray and Whitfield Cos., GA, Polk Co., TN) and Holly (Murray Co., GA), Rock (Murray Co., GA), Duck (Walker Co., GA), Big (Haralson Co., GA), and McClendon creeks (Paulding Co., GA). In the Tallapoosa drainage it remains in Tallapoosa River proper (Cleburne Co., AL), Uphapee (Macon Co., AL), Choctafaula (Macon and Lee Cos., AL), Chewacla (Macon and Lee Cos., AL), Opintlocco (Macon Co., AL), Cane and Little Cane (Cleburne Co., AL), Sandy and Little Sandy (Chambers Co., AL), and Muscadine Creeks (Cleburne Co., AL).

  • States/US Territories in which the finelined pocketbook, is known to or is believed to occur:  Alabama , Georgia , Tennessee
  • US Counties in which the finelined pocketbook, is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
  • USFWS Refuges in which the finelined pocketbook, is known to occur:  Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
03/17/1993 Southeast Region (Region 4)

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
07/01/2004 69 FR 40084 40171 Designation of Critical Habitat for Three Threatened Mussels and Eight Endangered Mussels in the Mobile River Basin Mussels in Mobile River Basin, AL
03/26/2003 68 FR 14752 14832 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for Three Threatened Mussels and Eight Endangered Mussels in the Mobile River Basin; Proposed Rule
03/17/1993 58 FR 14330 14340 Endangered Status for Eight Freshwater Mussels and Threatened Status for Three Freshwater Mussels in the Mobil River Drainage
11/19/1991 56 FR 58339 58348 ETWP; Proposed Endangered Status for Eight Freshwater Mussels and Proposed Threatened Status for Three Freshwater Mussels in the Mobile River Drainage; 56 FR 58339 58348
06/14/2005 70 FR 34492 34494 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 25 Southeastern Species
09/23/2014 79 FR 56821 56823 5-Year Status Reviews of 27 Southeastern Species; Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information
06/29/1998 63 FR 35277 35278 Notice a Availability of a Revised Draft Recovery Plan for the Mobile River Basin Aquatic Ecosystem for Review and Comment

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
11/17/2000 Recovery Plan for the Mobile River Basin (15 species) View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
06/29/1998 63 FR 35277 35278 Notice a Availability of a Revised Draft Recovery Plan for the Mobile River Basin Aquatic Ecosystem for Review and Comment
  • Notice Recovery Plan Avail.
06/14/2005 70 FR 34492 34494 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 25 Southeastern Species
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
09/23/2014 79 FR 56821 56823 5-Year Status Reviews of 27 Southeastern Species; Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
Five Year Review
Date Title
04/07/2008 11 Southeastern mussels 5-year review

» Critical Habitat

Date Citation Page Title Document Type Status
07/01/2004 69 FR 40084 40171 Designation of Critical Habitat for Three Threatened Mussels and Eight Endangered Mussels in the Mobile River Basin Mussels in Mobile River Basin, AL Final Rule Final designated
03/26/2003 68 FR 14752 14832 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for Three Threatened Mussels and Eight Endangered Mussels in the Mobile River Basin; Proposed Rule Proposed Rule Not Required

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

» Conservation Plans

Safe Harbor Agreements (SHA): (learn more)
SHA Plan Summaries
Chewacla Creek SHA

» Petitions

» Life History

Habitat Requirements

Although new tributary populations of fine-lined pocketbook have been discovered since listing, they are generally characterized as small, localized, and with low densities (e.g., Gangloff 2003). The low numbers of individuals at most sites suggest marginal habitat conditions. All drainage populations remain susceptible to stochastic and chronic events (e.g., spills, drought and/or landuse runoff).

Movement / Home Range

There is no population trend data on the fine-lined pocketbook, and little information on demography. Although several new tributary populations of fine-lined pocketbook have been discovered since listing, they are characterized as small, localized, and with low densities. For example, in the most recent comprehensive survey of mussels in the Coosa River drainage, Gangloff (2003) found the species at 40 sites, but never in abundance (~ 1-2 mussels per 50 meters of stream). He also found the small tributary populations susceptible to decline during droughts. Gangloff (2003) noted that while populations in National Forest headwater streams appear to be stable, other populations may be limited or declining due to agriculture and mining operations. During a 2005 survey of 30 locations in the Conasauga River, Tennessee and Georgia, 9 fine-lined pocketbook were collected from 8 locations (Johnson in litt. 2005). In a 2004-2005 survey of the Cahaba River and tributaries, 1 to 3 fine-lined pocketbook were found at six of 120 sites surveyed (P. Johnson in litt. 2006).

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