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Boreal Top (Zoogenetes harpa)


Overview

Overview

Boreal Top, (Zoogenetes harpa), a terrestrial snail listed as Special Concern, has an olive-green shell that is approximately 2.5mm wide. It is typically found in low, wet places such as leaf litter and moss near the edges of lakes and swamps.

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 Boreal Top (Zoogenetes harpa). 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 Zoogenetes harpa in the Natural Heritage Inventory Database as of July 2015.
Summary Information
State StatusSC/N
Federal Status in Wisconsinnone
State RankS1
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 Boreal Top information

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Photos/Video

Photos


Boreal Top

Chicago Field Museum Specimen. Marks are mm.

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


Last revised: Thursday, May 04, 2017