Coosa moccasinshell (Medionidus parvulus)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

Species Priority: Meidionidus parvulus (Conrad, 1834), Coosa Mocassinshell was listed as endangered by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) in 1999. The species is considered Priority 1 by the Alabama Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (ADCNR), and endangered by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources (GA-DNR) and the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA). Coosa Mocassinshell is considered a Tier 1 priority species by the Mobile River Basin Mollusk Restoration Committee. It is ranked as G1 by NatureServe and considered endangered by the American Fisheries Society. Historically, the species was restricted to streams above the Fall Line in the Coosa, Cahaba, and Black Warrior basins (Williams et al. 2008). The species is currently restricted to the Conasauga River in Polk County, Tennessee, and Holly Creek, a small tributary to the Conasauga River in Murray County, Georgia (Mobile River Mollusk Restoration Committee 2010). The Coosa Mocassinshell is considered to be extirpated from the state of Alabama (ADCNR).

  • States/US Territories in which the Coosa moccasinshell, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  Alabama , Georgia , Tennessee
  • US Counties in which the Coosa moccasinshell, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
1993-03-17 Southeast Region (Region 4) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
2014-09-23 00:00:00.0 79 FR 56821 56823 5-Year Status Reviews of 27 Southeastern Species; Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information
1993-03-17 00:00:00.0 58 FR 14330 14340 Endangered Status for Eight Freshwater Mussels and Threatened Status for Three Freshwater Mussels in the Mobil River Drainage
1991-11-19 00:00:00.0 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
1998-06-29 00:00:00.0 63 FR 35277 35278 Notice a Availability of a Revised Draft Recovery Plan for the Mobile River Basin Aquatic Ecosystem for Review and Comment
2003-03-26 00:00:00.0 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
2005-06-14 00:00:00.0 70 FR 34492 34494 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 25 Southeastern Species
2004-07-01 00:00:00.0 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

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
2000-11-17 Recovery Plan for the Mobile River Basin (15 species) View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
1998-06-29 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.
2005-06-14 70 FR 34492 34494 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 25 Southeastern Species
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
2014-09-23 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
2008-04-07 11 Southeastern mussels 5-year review

» Critical Habitat

Date Citation Page Title Document Type Status
2004-07-01 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
2003-03-26 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

No conservation plans have been created for Coosa moccasinshell.

» Petitions

» Life History

Movement / Home Range

This species is currently restricted to a 3 km reach of Holly Creek in Murray Co., GA, and a 4 km section of Conasauga River in Polk County, TN. Although experimental, reintroductions have been conducted in the Little Cahaba River in Alabama

» Other Resources

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