ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Endangered

YEAR PLACED ON LIST: 1989

CRITICAL HABITAT: None

RECOVERY PLAN: 1992

RANGE: Portions of the Roanoke River, Pigg River, Nottoway River, Smith River and Dan River in Virginia and North Carolina

THREATS: Large and small dams; urbanization and its associated water quality degradation; water pollution from agricultural and silvicultural activities; pesticides; toxic chemical spills; and water withdrawals

POPULATION TREND: This species is likely declining.

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