Orangenacre mucket (Lampsilis perovalis)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
Hamiota perovalis remains widespread in the Mobile Basin, but populations are fragmented and usually small. It is known to be extant in the Buttahatchee River (Lowndes and Monroe Cos., MS; Lamar Co., AL), East Fork Tombigbee River (Itawamba and Monroe Cos., MS), Yellow Creek (Lowndes Co., MS), Luxapalila Creek (Monroe Co., MS), Sipsey River (Greene, Pickens and Tuscaloosa Cos., AL), Coalfire, Lubbub and Trussels creeks (Pickens Co., AL), North River (Tuscaloosa and Fayette Cos., AL) and its tributary Clear Creek (Fayette Co., AL), Locust and Blackburn Forks of the Black Warrior River (Blount Co., AL), Sipsey Fork headwaters, including Thompson, Flannagin, Borden, Caney, North Fork Caney, Brushy, Capsey, Rush, Brown and Beech creeks (Winston and Lawrence Cos., AL), Cahaba River (Bibb, Jefferson and Shelby Cos., AL), Little Cahaba River (Bibb and Shelby Cos., AL), and Schultz Creek (Bibb Co, AL).
- States/US Territories in which the Orangenacre mucket, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: Alabama , Mississippi
- US Counties in which the Orangenacre mucket, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|1993-03-17||Southeast Region (Region 4)||Wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|2000-11-17||Recovery Plan for the Mobile River Basin (15 species)||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|1998-06-29||63 FR 35277 35278||Notice a Availability of a Revised Draft Recovery Plan for the Mobile River Basin Aquatic Ecosystem for Review and Comment||
|2005-06-14||70 FR 34492 34494||Initiation of 5-Year Reviews of 25 Southeastern Species||
|2014-09-23||79 FR 56821 56823||5-Year Status Reviews of 27 Southeastern Species; Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information||
|2008-04-07||11 Southeastern mussels 5-year review|
» Critical Habitat
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type||Status|
|2004-07-01||69 FR 40084 40171||Designation of Critical Habitat for Three Threatened Mussels and Eight Endangered Mussels in the Mobile River Basin Mussels in Mobile River Basin, AL||Final Rule||Final designated|
|2003-03-26||68 FR 14752 14832||Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for Three Threatened Mussels and Eight Endangered Mussels in the Mobile River Basin; Proposed Rule||Proposed Rule||Not Required|
To learn more about critical habitat please see http://ecos.fws.gov/crithab
» Conservation Plans
No conservation plans have been created for Orangenacre mucket.
» Life History
Movement / Home Range
When listed, the orange-nacre mucket was known to survive in 8 distinct drainages in the Mobile River Basin. Since 1993, the species has been documented from a total of 29 drainages. These consist of Tombigbee tributaries, including the Buttahatchee River (Lowndes/Monroe County, Mississippi; Lamar County, Alabama), and East Fork Tombigbee River (Itawamba/Monroe County, Mississippi), Luxapalila Creek and tributaries Yellow Creek (Monroe County, Mississippi; Lamar County, Alabama) and Cut Bank Creek (Lamar County, Alabama), Sipsey River (Greene/Pickens/Tuscaloosa County, Alabama), Coalfire, Lubbub, and Trussels Creeks (Pickens County, Alabama); Black Warrior River tributaries, including North River (Tuscaloosa/Fayette County, Alabama) and its tributary Clear Creek (Fayette County, Alabama), Locust and Blackburn Forks of the Black Warrior River (Blount County, Alabama), Sipsey Fork of the Black Warrior (Winston/Lawrence County, Alabama) and tributaries Thompson, Flannagin, and Borden Creeks (Lawrence County, Alabama), and Caney, North Fork Caney, Brushy, Capsey, Rush, Brown, and Beech Creeks (Winston/Lawrence County, Alabama); Cahaba River (Bibb/Jefferson/Shelby County, Alabama) and Little Cahaba River (Bibb/Shelby County, Alabama); and Alabama River tributaries Limestone Creek (Monroe County, Alabama) and Bogue Chitto Creek (Dallas County, Alabama) (D. Shelton, Alabama Malacological Research Center, in litt., 1996; Dodd et al., 1986; Haag and Warren, 2001; Hartfield and Bowker, 1992; Hartfield and Jones, 1989, 1990; Jones 1991; Jones and Majure, 1999; McGregor, 1992; McGregor et al., 1996; McGregor, 2000; McGregor et al., 2000; McGregor and Pierson, 1999; McGregor and Haag, in prep.; Miller, 2000; MS Museum of Natural Science collection records 1989-1999; Pierson, 1991a, b, 1992a; Shepard et., 1998; Vittor and Associates, 1993; Warren and Haag, 1994; Yokley, 2001). The range of orange-nacre mucket remains highly fragmented by dams and impounded waters, with little connectivity between tributary populations.
Hamiota perovalis is bradytictic, with females release glochidia bound as superconglutinates to attract potential glochidial hosts from April through early June. Micropterus coosae, M. henshalli, and M. salmoides have been identified as suitable hosts.
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