Flat pebblesnail (Lepyrium showalteri)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

The flat pebblesnail is a small snail in the family Lithoglyphidae, but with a comparatively large and distinct shell, relative to other hydrobiid snails. The shell has a depressed spire and expanded, flattened body whorl. The shell shape is ovate and they can grow to 3.5 to 4.4 mm (0.1 to 0.2 inches) long and 4 to 5 mm (0.2 inches) wide.

  • States/US Territories in which the Flat pebblesnail, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  Alabama
  • US Counties in which the Flat pebblesnail, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
  • USFWS Refuges in which the Flat pebblesnail, Wherever found is known to occur:  Cahaba River National Wildlife Refuge
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
10/28/1998 Southeast Region (Region 4) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
03/25/2014 79 FR 16366 16368 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Status Reviews of 33 Southeastern Species
11/21/1991 56 FR 58804 58836 ETWP; Animal Candidate Review for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species; 56 FR 58804 58836
09/19/1997 62 FR 49398 49397 Review of Plant and Animal Taxa
02/28/1996 61 FR 7597 7613 ETWP; Review of Plant and Animal Taxa That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species
01/18/2005 70 FR 2879 2880 Notice of Availability of a Technical Agency Draft Recovery Plan for Six Mobile Basin Aquatic Snails for Review and Comment
10/28/1998 63 FR 57610 57620 ETWP; Endangered Status for Three Aquatic Snails, and Threatened Status for Three Aquatic Snails in the Mobile River Basin of Alabama
11/15/1994 59 FR 58982 59028 ETWP; Animal Candidate Review for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species.
10/17/1997 62 FR 54020 54028 ETWP; Proposed Rule to List Three Aquatic Snails as Endangered, and Three Aquatic Snails as Threatened in the Mobile River Basin of Alabama
12/02/2005 70 FR 72307 72308 Notice of Availability of a Final Recovery Plan for Six Mobile Basin Aquatic Snails
06/14/2005 70 FR 34492 34494 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 25 Southeastern Species

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
12/02/2005 Final Recovery Plan for Six Mobile Basin Aquatic Snails View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
01/18/2005 70 FR 2879 2880 Notice of Availability of a Technical Agency Draft Recovery Plan for Six Mobile Basin Aquatic Snails for Review and Comment
  • Notice Draft Recovery Plan Availability
12/02/2005 70 FR 72307 72308 Notice of Availability of a Final Recovery Plan for Six Mobile Basin Aquatic Snails
  • Notice Final Recovery Plan Availability
06/14/2005 70 FR 34492 34494 Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 25 Southeastern Species
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
03/25/2014 79 FR 16366 16368 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Status Reviews of 33 Southeastern Species
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
Five Year Review
Date Title
07/08/2016 Cylindrical Lioplax (Lioplax cyclostomaformis); Flat Pebblesnail (Lepyrium showalteri); Plicate Rocksnail (Leptoxis plicata); Painted Rocksnail (Leptoxis taeniata); Round Rocksnail (Leptoxis ampla); Lacy Elimia (Elimia crenatella) 5-Year Review: Summary and Evaluation
08/29/2006 Six Mobile River Basin Aquatic Snails 5-Year Reviews

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Flat pebblesnail.

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Flat pebblesnail.

» Petitions

» Life History

Habitat Requirements

The flat pebblesnail can be found attached to clean, smooth stones in rapid shoal currents, where they also lay their eggs (Service 2005).

Reproductive Strategy

The flat pebblesnail is thought to be annual species, and its eggs are laid in capsules on hard surfaces.

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