Socorro springsnail

Socorro springsnail

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Pyrgulopsis neomexicana

The Socorro springsnail, scientific name Pyrgulopsis neomexicana, is an endangered species of minute freshwater snail with a gill and an operculum, an aquatic gastropod mollusk or micromollusk in the family Hydrobiidae, the mud snails. This tiny snail previously inhabited a small group of thermal springs in the State of New Mexico, USA. Its survival is seriously endangered because its habitat is both vulnerable and severely threatened. The current status of the population of this snail and its habitat area is unknown. The Socorro springsnail has been listed as endangered by the governments of the United States and New Mexico. Very little is known about this snail in general, because of its minute size, its very restricted range, and the fact that the places where it currently lives are on private property which allows no access.

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Socorro springsnail habitat map

References

1. Socorro springsnail Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Socorro_springsnail
2. Socorro springsnail on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/18977/8766930

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