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Appalachian Pillar (Cochlicopa morseana)


Overview

Overview

Appalachian Pillar, (Cochlicopa morseana), a State Special Concern terrestrial snail, has a 5-7.5mm long shell and is often found in moist upland woods. During winter or dry periods, it may be found deep under leaves.

State status

Status and Natural Heritage Inventory documented occurrences in Wisconsin

The table below provides information about the protected status - both state and federal - and the rank (S and G Ranks) for Appalachian Pillar (Cochlicopa morseana). See the Working List Key for more information about abbreviations. Counties shaded blue have documented occurrences for this species in the Wisconsin Natural Heritage Inventory database. The map is provided as a general reference of where occurrences of this species meet NHI data standards and is not meant as a comprehensive map of all observations.

Note: Species recently added to the NHI Working List may temporarily have blank occurrence maps.


Documented locations of Cochlicopa morseana in the Natural Heritage Inventory Database as of July 2015.
Summary Information
State StatusSC/N
Federal Status in Wisconsinnone
State RankS2
Global RankG5
Tracked by NHIY
WWAP SGCN

Species guidance


A guidance document is not available at this time. Use the information from the other tabs and contact local biologists, as needed, to develop management and avoidance strategies.

Other resources

Links to additional Appalachian Pillar information

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Photos/Video

Photos


Appalachian Pillar

Chicago Field Museum Specimen. Marks are mm.

Photo by Terrell Hyde and W.A. Smith, WDNR.

Appalachian Pillar

Chicago Field Museum Specimen. Marks are mm.

Photo by Terrell Hyde and W.A. Smith, WDNR.


Last revised: Tuesday, November 28, 2017