Species Name: Leptodea ochracea
Species Distribution in Massachusetts
Federal Rank: None
Massachusetts State Rank: Special Concern
Coastal freshwater environments, including small to large rivers, ponds and lakes that have, or historically had, direct unimpeded connections with coastal waters.
Threats to Survival
Habitat destruction and degradation, pollution, eutrophication and lack of host fish.
Actions Recommended to Ensure Survival
Mitigate pollution, limit habitat degradation, maintain naturally variable river flow and limit water withdrawals, maintain adequate vegetated riparian buffer along rivers and lakes and protect or acquire land at high priority sites.