Painted rocksnail (Leptoxis taeniata)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
The painted rocksnail is a small to medium pleurocerid snail measuring about 19 mm in length and subglobose to oval in shape. The aperture is broadly ovate and rounded anteriorly. Coloration varies from yellowish to olive-brown, and usually with four dark bands. Some shells may not have bands and some have the bands broken into squares or oblongs (Goodrich 1922).
- States/US Territories in which the Painted rocksnail, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: Alabama
- US Counties in which the Painted rocksnail, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|10/28/1998||Southeast Region (Region 4)||Wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|12/02/2005||Final Recovery Plan for Six Mobile Basin Aquatic Snails||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|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||
|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||
|03/25/2014||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 Painted rocksnail.
» Conservation Plans
No conservation plans have been created for Painted rocksnail.
» Life History
Painted rocksnails are gill breathing snails found attached to cobble, gravel, or other hard substrates in the strong currents of riffles and shoals.
Adult rocksnails move very little, and females probably glue their eggs to stones in the same habitat (Goodrich 1922). The painted rocksnail will lay their eggs in discrete, circular clutches in concentric rings, usually with one or two central eggs, at temperatures between 14-27 degrees C (Whelan et al. 2015).
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