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Endangered Clams of North America**

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**Hawaiian endangered species are listed separately.

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Clams
Common Name Range ***
Alabama HeelsplitterAlabama, Louisiana
Alabama LampmusselTennessee
Alabama MoccasinshellAlabama, Georgia, Mississippi
Alabama Pearl ShellAlabama
Altamaha ArcmusselGeorgia
Altamaha PocketbookGeorgia
Altamaha SpinymusselGeorgia
Appalachian ElktoeNorth Carolina, Tennessee
Appalachian Monkeyface PearlymusselTennessee, Virginia
Arkansas FatmucketArkansas
Atlantic PigtoeUnited States
Birdwing PearlymusselTennessee, Virginia
Black ClubshellAlabama, Mississippi
Carolina HeelsplitterNorth Carolina, South Carolina
Catspaw PearlymusselIllinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee
Chipola SlabshellAlabama, Florida
ClubshellIllinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia
Coosa MoccasinshellAlabama, Georgia, Tennessee
Cracking PearlymusselAlabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia
Cumberland Bean PearlymusselKentucky, Tennessee, Virginia
Cumberland CombshellKentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, Virginia
Cumberland ElktoeKentucky, Tennessee
Cumberland Monkeyface PearlymusselTennessee, Virginia
Cumberland PigtoeTennessee
Dark PigtoeAlabama
Dromedary PearlymusselAlabama, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia
Dwarf WedgemusselCanada (New Brunswick), United States
False SpikeTexas
FanshellAlabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
Fat PocketbookArkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio
Fat Three-ridge MusselFlorida, Georgia
Fine-lined PocketbookAlabama, Georgia, Tennessee
Fine-rayed Pigtoe PearlymusselTennessee, Virginia
Flat PigtoeAlabama, Mississippi
Fuzzy PigtoeAlabama, Florida
Giant ClamAsia, Australia, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Gulf MoccasinshellAlabama, Florida, Georgia
Heavy PigtoeAlabama, Mississippi
Higgins Eye PearlymusselIllinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Wisconsin
James SpinymusselVirginia, West Virginia
Littlewing PearlymusselAlabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
Louisiana Pearl ShellLouisiana
Narrow PigtoeUnited States
Neosho MucketArkansas, Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma
Nicklin's PearlymusselMexico
Ochlockonee MoccasinshellFlorida, Georgia
Orangefoot Pimpleback PearlymusselAlabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee
Ouachita Rock PocketbookArkansas, Oklahoma
Oval PigtoeAlabama, Florida, Georgia
Ovate ClubshellAlabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee
Oyster MusselGeorgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
Painted ClubshellAlabama, Georgia, Tennessee
Pale Lilliput PearlymusselAlabama, Tennessee
Pink Mucket PearlymusselAlabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
Pink Ring MusselAlabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia
Purple BankclimberAlabama, Florida, Georgia
Purple BeanTennessee, Virginia
Rio Grande MonkeyfaceNew Mexico, Texas
Rough PigtoeAlabama, Indiana, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia
Rough RabbitsfootTennessee, Virginia
Rough RockshellKentucky, Tennessee
Round EbonyshellAlabama, Florida
Salina MucketTexas
Scaleshell MusselAlabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin
Shiny PigtoeTennessee, Virginia
Shinyrayed PocketbookAlabama, Florida, Georgia
Southern AcornshellAlabama, Georgia, Tennessee
Southern ClubshellAlabama, Georgia, Mississippi, Tennessee
Southern CombshellAlabama, Mississippi
Southern Giant ClamAmerican Samoa, Asia, Australia, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
Southern KidneyshellAlabama, Florida
Southern PigtoeAlabama, Georgia, Tennessee
Speckled PocketbookArkansas
StirrupshellAlabama, Mississippi
Suwannee MoccasinshellFlorida
Tampico PearlymusselMexico
Tar River SpinymusselNorth Carolina
Tennessee ClubshellAlabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
Texas HeelsplitterLouisiana, Oklahoma, Texas
Texas HornshellMexico (Coahuila), Texas
Triangular KidneyshellAlabama, Georgia, Tennessee
Tubercled Blossom PearlymusselAlabama, Canada (Ontario), Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
Turgid Blossom PearlymusselTennessee
Upland CombshellAlabama, Georgia, Tennessee
Virginia PigtoeNorth Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
Western Fanshell MusselArkansas, Kansas, Missouri
White Wartyback PearlymusselAlabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee
Winged MapleleafIllinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio
Yellow Blossom PearlymusselAlabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
Yellow LampmusselCanada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia), United States
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**Hawaiian endangered species are listed separately.

***What clams are listed here?:

The North America section of this site lists the folllowing clams appearing on select endangered species lists:
  • Clams that dwell in or migrate to any part of the North American continent, except Hawaii, which has its own section.
  • Clams of Greenland and adjacent Atlantic islands.
  • Clams of the Mexican Holarctic.
  • Clams of the Gulf of Maine.
In some cases, the creatures listed in this section may also be found on other continents or in other areas, which is why you may see additional areas noted in the range column.

Disclaimer: This list combines species from several endangered species lists. Using the total count of species found on this site as an official count of endangered species of the world is not recommended. For more information on what creatures are listed on this site, please visit our About Us page.



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