Pink mucket (Lampsilis abrupta)

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Listing Status:   


  • States/US Territories in which the Pink mucket, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  Alabama , Arkansas , Illinois , Kentucky , Louisiana , Missouri , Ohio , Tennessee , Virginia , West Virginia
  • US Counties in which the Pink mucket, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
  • USFWS Refuges in which the Pink mucket, Wherever found is known to occur:  Cache River National Wildlife Refuge, Dale Bumpers White River National Wildlife Refuge, Fern Cave National Wildlife Refuge, Key Cave National Wildlife Refuge, Ohio River Islands National Wildlife Refuge  ... Show All Refuges
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
1976-06-14 Southeast Region (Region 4) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
1975-09-26 00:00:00.0 40 FR 44329 44333 CITES: Proposed Endangered Status for 216 Species on Convention Appendix I; 40 FR 44392 44333
1976-06-14 00:00:00.0 41 FR 24062 24067 Endangered Status for 159 Taxa of Animals; 41 FR 24062 24067
2008-07-29 00:00:00.0 73 FR 43947 43948 5-Year Status Review of 20 Southeastern Species

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
1985-01-24 Pink Mucket Pearly Mussel View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
2008-07-29 73 FR 43947 43948 5-Year Status Review of 20 Southeastern Species
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Pink mucket.

» Conservation Plans

Candidate Conservation Agreements (CCA): (learn more)
CCA Plan Summaries
Chucky madtom (Weems)

» Petitions

» Life History

Habitat Requirements

Relatively silt-free substrates of sand, gravel, and cobble in good flows of smaller streams.

Food Habits

Suspension feeder on plankton; deposit feeder on bacteria and organic matter in substrate.

Movement / Home Range


Reproductive Strategy

Separate sexes, males releasing sperm to water column, where females uptake while filter-feeding/respiring. A long-term breeder, meaning having a protracted spawning season lasting several months in the warm season. Specialized larvae termed glochidia brooded in females gills; glochidia require host fish for several week parasitic stage on gills. Black basses typically serve as host fishes, which females attract with modified mantle tissues.

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