Highcap Lanx

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Overview

  • Species Common Name Highcap Lanx
  • Species Scientific Name Lanx alta

Ecoregions

Special needs

The highcap lanx inhabits spring-influenced areas of larger rivers and tributaries.

Limiting factors

This species has a very restricted distribution. Habitat loss, including spring alteration and decreased water flow, represents a major threat to highcap lanx. 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.