Flat pebblesnail (Lepyrium showalteri)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
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
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|1998-10-28||Southeast Region (Region 4)||Wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|2005-12-02||Final Recovery Plan for Six Mobile Basin Aquatic Snails||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|2005-01-18||70 FR 2879 2880||Notice of Availability of a Technical Agency Draft Recovery Plan for Six Mobile Basin Aquatic Snails for Review and Comment||
|2005-12-02||70 FR 72307 72308||Notice of Availability of a Final Recovery Plan for Six Mobile Basin Aquatic Snails||
|2005-06-14||70 FR 34492 34494||Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 25 Southeastern Species||
|2014-03-25||79 FR 16366 16368||Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Status Reviews of 33 Southeastern Species||
» Critical Habitat
No critical habitat rules have been published for the Flat pebblesnail.
» Conservation Plans
No conservation plans have been created for Flat pebblesnail.
» Life History
The flat pebblesnail can be found attached to clean, smooth stones in rapid shoal currents, where they also lay their eggs (Service 2005).
The flat pebblesnail is thought to be annual species, and its eggs are laid in capsules on hard surfaces.
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