Freshwater Limpets - Family Ancylidae

Freshwater Limpets in Alabama
Order Basommatophora

Fragile Ancylid Ferrissia fragilis. Common. Presumably found throughout Alabama. Occurs in a variety of habitats. Lowest Conservation Concern.

Hood Ancylid Ferrissia mcneili. Poorly known. Known only from Mobile County. Moderate Conservation Concern.

Creeping Ancylid Ferrissia rivularis. Poorly known. Presumably found throughout Alabama. Occurs in a variety of habitats. Moderate Conservation Concern.

Cymbal Ancylid Laevapex diaphanous. Poorly known. Restricted to Tennessee River. Moderate Conservation Concern.

Dusky Ancylid Laevapex fuscus. Common. Presumably found throughout Alabama. Occurs in a variety of habitats. Lowest Conservation Concern.

Domed Ancylid Rhodacmea elatior. Poorly known. Reported from Tennessee and Cahaba River systems. Moderate Conservation Concern.

Wicker Ancylid Rhodacmea filosa. Poorly known. Reported from Black Warrior and Coosa river systems and possibly the Tennessee River system. Moderate Conservation Concern.

Knobby Ancylid Rhodacmea hinkleyi. Poorly known. Reported from Coosa and Tennessee rivers. Moderate Conservation Concern.

Note: In Alabama, it is illegal to release or stock or move any fish, mussel, snail or crayfish to any public waters without a permit.

 


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