Lithasia hubrichti Clench, 1956:32 (1965?)

Big Black rocksnail



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Ellipstoma hubrichti Clench, 1956:32; Lithasia hubrechti Clench, 1956 [orth. error used by (Cowie et al., 2017:36)]


Conservation Status


Last record: 14 Sept. 1964 or later (1966?)



Big Black River, near Edwards, Hind County, Mississippi, USA


Biology & Ecology





OSUM 12319

OSUM 13238








Original scientific description:

Clench, W. J. (1965). A new species of [i]Lithasia[/i] from Mississippi. The Nautilus, 79(1): 31-34.


Other references:

Burch, J.B. 1989. North American Freshwater Snails. Malacological Publications: Hamburg, Michigan. 365 pp.

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.

International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature (ICZN). 2005. Opinion 2093 (Case 3249). Lithasia Haldeman, 1840 (Mollusca, Gastropoda): conserved. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 62(1): 34-35.

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.

Minton, R. L. and Bogan, A. E. (2003). Lithasia Haldeman, 1840 (Mollusca, Gastropoda): proposed conservation. Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 60(2): 103-108.

NatureServe. (2015). Lithasia hubrichti - Clench, 1956 (Big Black Rocksnail). NatureServe Explorer: An online encyclopedia of life [web application]. Version 7.1. NatureServe, Arlington, Virginia. Available (Accessed: October 25, 2015).

Turgeon, D.D., J.F. Quinn, Jr., A.E. Bogan, E.V. Coan, F.G. Hochberg, W.G. Lyons, P.M. Mikkelsen, R.J. Neves, C.F.E. Roper, G. Rosenberg, B. Roth, A. Scheltema, F.G. Thompson, M. Vecchione, and J.D. Williams. 1998. Common and scientific names of aquatic invertebrates from the United States and Canada: Mollusks. 2nd Edition. American Fisheries Society Special Publication 26, Bethesda, Maryland: 526 pp.


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