Ouachita Rock Pocketbook 

Scientific Name:
Arkansia wheeleri
Other Names and/or Listed subspecies:
Wheeler's Pearly Mussel
Status/Date Listed as Endangered:
EN-US FWS: October 23, 1991
CR-IUCN: 1996
Area(s) Where Listed As Endangered:
Arkansas, Oklahoma

Facts Summary:
The Ouachita Rock Pocketbook (Arkansia wheeleri) is a species of concern belonging in the species group "clams" and found in the following area(s): Arkansas, Oklahoma. This species is also known by the following name(s): Wheeler's Pearly Mussel.

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