Pleurobema perovatum Conrad, 1834

Ovate clubshell



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: early 1900's (Bogan & Cummings, 2012b)

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Alabama, Georgia and Mississippi, USA


Biology & Ecology










Bogan, A. and Cummings, K. (2012a). Pleurobema perovatum. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 19 July 2013.

Bogan, A. & Cummings, K. 2012b. Pleurobema perovatum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T17689A1451921. Accessed on 19 June 2022.

Cowie, Robert H., Régnier, Claire, Fontaine, Benoît, and Bouchet, Philippe. (2017). Measuring the Sixth Extinction: what do mollusks tell us? The Nautilus 131(1): 3-41.

Graf, Daniel L. and Cummings, Kevin S. (2021). A ‘big data’ approach to global freshwater mussel diversity (Bivalvia: Unionoida), with an updated checklist of genera and species. Journal of Molluscan Studies 87(1): eyaa034.

Haag, W.R. and M.L. Warren, Jr. 2003. Host fishes and infection strategies of freshwater mussels in large Mobile Basin streams, USA. Journal of the North American Benthological Society 22(1): 78-91.

Mirarchi, R.E., Bailey, M.A., Garner, J.T., Haggerty, T.M., Best, T.L., Mettee, M.F. and O'Neil, P. 2004. Alabama Wildlife. Volume Four: Conservation and Management Recommendations for Imperiled Wildlife. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Neves, R.J., Bogan, A.E., Williams, J.D., Ahlstedt, S.A. and Hartfield P.W. 1997. Status of Aquatic Mollusks in the Southeastern United States: A Downward Spiral of Diversity. In: G.W. Benz and D.E. Collins (eds), Aquatic Fauna in Peril: The Southeastern Perspective, pp. 554. Southeast Aquatic Research Institute, Decatur, Georgia.

Parmalee P.W. and Bogan A.E. 1998. The Freshwater Mussels of Tennessee. University of Tennessee Press, Knoxville Tennessee.

Simpson, C.T. 1914. A descriptive catalogue of the naiades, or pearly fresh-water mussels. Bryant Walker, Detroit, Michigan.

Williams, James D., Bogan, Arthur E., Butler, Robert S., Cummings, Kevin S., Garner, Jeffrey T., Harris, John L., Johnson, Nathan A. and Watters, G. Thomas. (2017). A revised list of the freshwater mussels (Mollusca: Bivalvia: Unionida) of the United States and Canada. Freshwater Mollusk Biology and Conservation 20: 33-58.

Williams, J.D., Bogan, A.E. and Garner, J.T. 2008. Freshwater Mussels of Alabama and the Mobile Basin in Georgia, Mississippi and Tennessee. University of Alabama Press, Tuscaloosa, Alabama.

Williams, J.D. and Hughes, M.H. 1998. Freshwater mussels of selected reaches of the main channel rivers in the Coosa drainage of Georgia. U.S. Geological report to U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Mobile District, Alabama.


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