Southern pigtoe (Pleurobema georgianum)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
Populations are rare, small and localized. There is no trend data. In a survey of the upper Conasuaga River, only 7 individuals were collected (Johnson and Evans 2000).
- States/US Territories in which the Southern pigtoe, is known to or is believed to occur: Alabama , Georgia , Tennessee
- US Counties in which the Southern pigtoe, is known to or is believed to occur: View All
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|03/17/1993||Southeast Region (Region 4)|
» 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
No conservation plans have been created for Southern pigtoe.
» Life History
Movement / Home Range
When listed, the southern pigtoe was known to survive in the Conasauga River, Georgia/Tennessee. The species is currently known to survive in the Conasauga River (Murray/Whitfield County, Georgia, Bradley County, Tennessee), Holly Creek (Murray County, Georgia), Shoal Creek (Cleburne County, Alabama), Terrapin Creek (Cherokee County, Alabama), Hatchet Creek (Coosa County, Alabama), and Cheaha Creek (Talladega County, Alabama) (Evans, 2001, Feminella and Gangloff 2000, Gangloff 2003, Johnson and Evans 2000, Pierson 1992b, 1993; Williams and Hughes 1998). With the exception of Conasauga River and Holly Creek, all other streams supporting the species are isolated by dams and impounded waters.
Host fish have been identified as Alabama shiner, blacktail shiner, and tricolor shiner (P. Johnson pers. comm., 2002).
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