Agassiz’s Clam Shrimp

Species Name: Eulimnadia agassizii

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Species Distribution in Massachusetts

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Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Endangered

Habitat Description

Ephemeral pools of a floodplain depression and in a flooded hay field after the heavy rain of a large storm, or other gatherings of water accumulated after heavy rainfall.

Threats to Survival

Little is known about its status in Massachusetts.

Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival

It is very rare in eastern North America, so it is unlikely to form a large population.