Elimia lachryma Reeve, 1861

Teardrop elimia, Nodulose Coosa River snail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: 1950's or 1960's (source)

Rediscovered in 2004

IUCN RedList status: Extinct



Alabama, USA


Biology & Ecology










Bogan, A. E. (2000a). Elimia lachryma. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. ( Downloaded on 15 July 2013.

Bogan, A.E. 2000b. Elimia lachryma. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T40101A10313984. 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.

Hilton-Taylor, C. 2000. 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Johnson, P.D., A.E. Bogan, K.M. Brown, N.M. Burkhead,J.R. Cordeiro, J.T. Garner, P.D. Hartfield, D.A.W.Lepitzki, G.L. Mackie, E. Pip, T.A. Tarpley, J.S. Tiemann,N.V. Whelan and E.S. Strong. 2013. Conservation status offreshwater gastropods of Canada and the United States.Fisheries 38: 247–282.


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