Nova Scotia's Species at Risk: Municipal & Community Stewardship

Species at Risk in Nova Scotia

Yellow Lampmussel (Lampsilis cariosa)

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Special Concern


Not Listed
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Quick Facts:
  • In Canada, found only in Cape Breton Island, NS and NB
  • Threats include introduction of alien invasive species and loss and degradation of suitable habitat

Status Overview:
Populations quite large and apparently stable in Canada but found only in Sydney River, Nova Scotia and Saint John River watershed, New Brunswick. Threats are currently very limited but there are long-term concerns related to the potential for introduction of Zebra mussels into the Saint John River, and maintaining habitat quality of the sole population in the Sydney River.

Geographic Distribution:
The map shows the municipalities where this species can be found.  For more specific location information please contact us.

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