Alabama Wildlife: Imperiled aquatic mollusks and fishes
Ralph Edward Mirarchi, Alabama. Division of Wildlife and Freshwater Fisheries, Auburn University. School of Forestry and Wildlife Sciences, Alabama Agricultural Experiment Station
University of Alabama Press, May 19, 2004 - Nature - 256 pages
The four volumes in this collection present current, detailed information on the known vertebrates, freshwater mussels, and snails in Alabama. Volume 1, A Checklist of Vertebrates and Selected Invertebrates: Aquatic Mollusks, Fish, Amphibians, Reptiles, Birds, and Mammals, is a field guide to all vertebrates and many important invertebrates found within the state. It provides brief descriptions of each species, including scientific and common names, range, habitat, and level of conservation concern. Color photographs are included for many species. Volume 2, Imperiled Aquatic Wildlife, and Volume 3, Imperiled Terrestrial Wildlife, provide a closer focus on the vertebrates and invertebrates of special interest within the state, many of which are rare and endangered. These volumes contain expanded species descriptions that include anatomic features, more detailed habitat and distribution information, and distribution maps. Volumes 2 and 3 together provide a detailed review of at-risk Alabama wildlife. Two color photographs illustrate each species to provide aids to visual identification and range within Alabama. Entries in these volumes also describe the factors that place each species in danger. Volume 4, Conservation and Management Recommendations for Imperiled Taxa, contains even more detailed information on select species and is directed at the professional wildlife researcher involved in the study and protection of endangered populations.
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Alabama Lydeard anal fin aquatic BASIS FOR STATUS Bivalvia body whorl Box and Williams Brim Box brown Cahaba River caudal fin Coosa River County dark DARTER Etheostoma data on distribution declining population trend DESCRIPTION disk and posterior distribution Williams dorsal fin ELIMIA Bimia Elk River Endemic Etheostoma Etnier and Starnes females Fish and Wildlife freshwater mussels glochidia gravel gravid green rays habitat hinge line HISTORY AND ECOLOGY hosts impoundment Insufficient data Interdentum Kuhajda lateral teeth Limited distribution Listed as endangered long-term brooder males Mayden Mettee Mobile Basin moderately Modified from Simpson mollusks mussels occurs Paint Rock River Parmalee and Bogan Periostracum PIGTOE Pleurobema posterior margin Posterior ridge posterior slope Pseudocardinal teeth River drainage River system sand Shell disk Shell nacre white Shoals snail spawning species specimens STATUS CLASSIFICATION streams substrata Tennessee River throughout its distribution Tombigbee River tributaries U.S. Fish Unionidae ventral margin vulnerable to extinction Wildlife Service