Leptoxis compacta, the oblong rocksnail

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Leptoxis compacta, the oblong rocksnail

Postby Maddybelle16 on Sun Aug 12, 2012 6:35 am

Leptoxis compacta, the oblong rocksnail, was officially declared extinct in 2000. Thankfully, rumors of this beauty's demise were greatly exaggerated! :dance: This gorgeous little snail was found in a small, remote area of the Cahaba river here in Alabama. Its range has, however, been drastically reduced from 50+miles to 1/4 - 1/2 mile. The grad student who found these "extinct" cuties had to use a specimen from 1881 for comparison! So, for those skeptics who say that out efforts to clean up our rivers don't work, tell that to Leptoxis compacta! :pull:
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Re: Leptoxis compacta, the oblong rocksnail

Postby docbree on Thu Aug 16, 2012 9:31 pm

That's great news - thanks for sharing! :hey:
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