Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Systems
  • Freshwater
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
EX
Extinct

Red List Criteria

Version
2.3

Year Assessed
2000
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Assessor/s
Bogan, A.E. (Mollusc Specialist Group)

Reviewer/s
Seddon, M.B. (Mollusc Red List Authority)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Critically Endangered in 1996 (Baillie and Groombridge 1996) due to lack of survey information. Recent surveys show this species to be Extinct.

History
  • 1996
    Critically Endangered
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Wikipedia

Highnut

The highnut, scientific name Pleurobema altum, was a species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk in the family Unionidae, the river mussels.

This species was endemic to the United States. Its natural habitat was rivers.

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