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Pecos Amphipod

Gammarus pecos Cole & Bousfield 1970

Gammarus pecos

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Gammarus pecos, commonly known as the Pecos amphipod,[2] is a species of crustacean in family Gammaridae. It is endemic to Pecos County, Texas in the United States, where it is known from only two locations: Diamond Y Spring (sometimes known as Wilbank Spring) and Leon Creek.[1]

Gammarus pecos is classified as a vulnerable species by the IUCN Red List.[1] A portion of the spring and cienega habitat inhabited by this species is now protected as part of the Diamond Y Spring Preserve, a nature reserve, owned by the Nature Conservancy.[3]

References

  1. ^ a b c Inland Water Crustacean Specialist Group (1996). "Gammarus pecos". International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T8904A12937683.en. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^ U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (9 July 2013). "Endangered and threatened wildlife and plants; determination of endangered species status for six West Texas aquatic invertebrates" (PDF). Federal Register. 78 (131): 41228–41258. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Diamond Y Spring Preserve". The Nature Conservancy. The Nature Conservancy. Retrieved 8 May 2018.
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Gammarus pecos: Brief Summary

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Gammarus pecos, commonly known as the Pecos amphipod, is a species of crustacean in family Gammaridae. It is endemic to Pecos County, Texas in the United States, where it is known from only two locations: Diamond Y Spring (sometimes known as Wilbank Spring) and Leon Creek.

Gammarus pecos is classified as a vulnerable species by the IUCN Red List. A portion of the spring and cienega habitat inhabited by this species is now protected as part of the Diamond Y Spring Preserve, a nature reserve, owned by the Nature Conservancy.

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