Rough hornsnail (Pleurocera foremani)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
The rough hornsnail belongs to the aquatic snail family of Pleuroceridae and is endemic to the Coosa River system in Alabama. . Its' shell is elongated, pyramidal in shape, and thick. It has as many as nine whorls which are colored yellowish brown. The aperture (shell opening) is elongated, angular, channeled at the base, and usually colored white inside. The most distinctive feature that separates it from other hornsnails are prominent nodules or tubercles on the lower whorls above the aperture.
- States/US Territories in which the Rough hornsnail, Entire is known to or is believed to occur: Alabama
- US Counties in which the Rough hornsnail, Entire is known to or is believed to occur: View All
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|12/02/2010||Southeast Region (Region 4)||Entire|
» Federal Register Documents
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|10/30/2014||Recovery Plan for Georgia pigtoe mussel (Pleurobema hanleyianum),interrupted rocksnail (Leptoxis foremani)and rough hornsnail (Pleurocera foremani)||Recovery efforts in progress, but no implementation information yet to display||Final|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|07/03/2013||78 FR 40162 40163||Notice of Availability of a Technical/Agency Draft Recovery Plan for Georgia Pigtoe Mussel, Interrupted Rocksnail, and Rough Hornsnail||
|11/06/2014||79 FR 65982||Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Final Recovery Plan for Georgia Pigtoe Mussel, Interrupted Rocksnail, and Rough Hornsnail||
» Critical Habitat
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type||Status|
|11/02/2010||75 FR 67512 67550||Determination of Endangered Status for the Georgia Pigtoe Mussel, Interrupted Rocksnail, and Rough Hornsnail and Designation of Critical Habitat; Final Rule||Final Rule||Final designated|
|06/29/2009||74 FR 31114 31151||Proposed Endangered Status for the Georgia Pigtoe Mussel, Interrupted Rocksnail, and Rough Hornsnail with Critical Habitat||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 Rough hornsnail.
» Life History
Rough hornsnails are primarily found on gravel, cobble, and bedrock in moderate currents. They have been collected at depths of 1 m (3.3 ft) to 3 m (9.8 ft) (Hartfield 2004, p. 132). The species appears to tolerate low-to moderate levels of silt deposition (Sides 2005, p. 127).
Snails in the genus Pleurocera generally lay their eggs in a spiral arrangement on smooth surfaces (Sides 2005, pp. 26–27), whereas Elimia snails generally lay eggs in short strings (P. Johnson 2006). Attempts to induce rough hornsnails to lay eggs in captivity have been unsuccessful (Sides 2005, p. 27).
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