Archimedes Springsnail

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Overview

  • Species Common Name Archimedes Springsnail
  • Species Scientific Name Pyrgulopsis archimedis

Ecoregions

Special needs

Archimedes springsnails are found in spring-influenced areas of large lakes.

Limiting factors

This species has a very restricted distribution. Habitat loss, including spring alteration and decreased water flow, represents a major threat to Archimedes springsnails. Sedimentation and nutrient inputs from dredging, mining, road construction, and other land use practices may smother substrates or reduce egg survival.

Conservation actions

Maintain appropriate water flow and quality. Prevent or mitigate for water diversions, dredging, or other activities that could increase sediment or nutrient levels.