American Clam Shrimp

Species Name: Limnadia lenticularis

Species Distribution in Massachusetts


Federal Rank: None

Massachusetts State Rank: Special Concern

Habitat Description

Vernal pools present during the late winter and spring. Found in only three sites in Massachusetts.

Threats to Survival

Loss of vernal pools to development, draining, filling or contamination from pesticides or toxic substances and hydrologic alterations.

Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival

Protection of vernal pools from human development.