Painted rocksnail (Leptoxis taeniata)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

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, Entire is known to or is believed to occur:  Alabama
  • US Counties in which the Painted rocksnail, Entire is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
10/28/1998 Southeast Region (Region 4) Entire

» 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
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
11/21/1991 56 FR 58804 58836 ETWP; Animal Candidate Review for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species; 56 FR 58804 58836
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
02/28/1996 61 FR 7597 7613 ETWP; Review of Plant and Animal Taxa That Are Candidates for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species
11/15/1994 59 FR 58982 59028 ETWP; Animal Candidate Review for Listing as Endangered or Threatened Species.
09/19/1997 62 FR 49398 49397 Review of Plant and Animal Taxa
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 yclostomaformis) 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 Painted rocksnail.

» Conservation Plans

No conservation plans have been created for Painted rocksnail.

» Petitions

» Life History

Habitat Requirements

Painted rocksnails are gill breathing snails found attached to cobble, gravel, or other hard substrates in the strong currents of riffles and shoals.

Reproductive Strategy

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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