Listing Status: and
The FWS is currently monitoring the following populations of the Oyster mussel
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|1997-01-10||Southeast Region (Region 4)||Wherever found; Except where listed as Experimental Populations|
|2001-06-14||Southeast Region (Region 4)||U.S.A. (AL;The free-flowing reach of the Tennessee R. from the base of Wilson Dam downstream to the backwaters of Pickwick Reservoir [about 12 RM (19 km)] and the lower 5 RM [8 km] of all tributaries to this reach in Colbert and Lauderdale Cos., see 17.85(a))|
|2007-10-15||Southeast Region (Region 4)||U.S.A. (TN - specified portions of the French Broad and Holston Rivers; see 17.85(b)(1))|
» Federal Register Documents
|1999-05-27 00:00:00.0||64 FR 28779 28791||ETWP; Proposed Establishment of Nonessential Experimental Population Status for Sixteen Freshwater Mussels (Alabama|
|2001-06-14 00:00:00.0||66 FR 32250 32264||ETWP; Establishment of Nonessential Experimental Population Status for 16 Freshwater Mussels and 1 Freshwater Snail (Anthony's Riversnail) in the Free-Flowing Reach of the Tennessee River below the Wilson Dam, Colbert and Lauderdale Counties, AL|
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|2004-05-24||Cumberland and Tennessee River Mussels (5 spp.)||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type|
|2003-04-22||68 FR 19844 19845||Notice of Availability of an Agency Draft Recovery Plan for Five Freshwater Mussels--Cumberland Elktoe (Alasmidonta atropurpurea), Oyster Mussel (Epioblasma capsaeformis), Cumberlandian Combshell (Epioblasma brevidens), Purple Bean (Villosa perpurpurea), and Rough Rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica strigillata)--for Review and Comment||
|2004-05-24||69 FR 29569 29570||Availability of the Recovery Plan for Five Freshwater Mussels-- Cumberland Elktoe (Alasmidonta atropurpurea), Oyster Mussel (Epioblasma capsaeformis), Cumberlandian Combshell (Epioblasma brevidens), Purple Bean (Villosa perpurpurea), and Rough Rabbitsfoot (Quadrula cylindrica strigillata)||
|2016-08-30||81 FR 59650 59652||5-Year Status Reviews of 22 Southeastern Species; Notice of initiation of reviews; request for information.||
|2011-07-12||Oyster Mussel (Epioblasma capsaeformis) 5-Year Review: Summary and Evaluation|
» Critical Habitat
|Date||Citation Page||Title||Document Type||Status|
|2004-08-31||69 FR 53136 53180||Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Designation of Critical Habitat for Five Endangered Mussels in the Tennessee and Cumberland River Basins||Final Rule||Final designated|
|2003-06-03||68 FR 33233 33282||Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; Proposed Designation of Critical Habitat for Five Endangered Mussels in the Tennessee and Cumberland River Basins||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 Oyster mussel.
» Life History
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