Ovate clubshell (Pleurobema perovatum)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
- States/US Territories in which the Ovate clubshell, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: Alabama , Mississippi , Tennessee
- US Counties in which the Ovate clubshell, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|03/17/1993||Southeast Region (Region 4)||Wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|11/17/2000||Recovery Plan for the Mobile River Basin (15 species)||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|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||
|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||
|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
|SHA Plan Summaries|
|Chewacla Creek SHA|
» Life History
Movement / Home Range
Extant P. perovatum populations are known to occur in Buttahatchee (Lowndes and Monroe Cos., MS), Sipsey (Tuscaloosa, Greene, and Pickens Cos., AL), Sucarnoochee (Kemper Co., MS; Sumter Co., AL) and Cahaba rivers (Bibb Co., AL). Other extant populations are in Luxapalila (Lamar and Fayette Cos., AL), Coalfire (Pickens Co., AL), Bouge Chitto (Dallas Co., AL), Big Flat (Monroe Co., AL), Chewacla (Macon, Co., AL), Wilson (Lamar Co., AL) and Yellow creeks (Lowndes Co., MS).
Most populations of P. perovatum are believed declining and none are large. The Sipsey River (Tuscaloosa, Greene, and Pickens Cos., AL) has the most robust populations where it is often found in shallow pools or along the channel margins. However, the Sipsey River population will not sustain any large translocation effort.
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