Species Diversity

Threatened, endangered and special concern species of the lower Chattahoochee:

Wood stork (Mycteria americana): Endangered (SP in AL)
Bluestripe shiner (Cyprinella callitaenia): SC
Highscale shiner (Notropis hypselpis): SC
Shiny-rayed pocketbook (Lampsilis subangulata): Endangered
Oval pigtoe (Pleurobema pyriforme): Endangered
Barbour’s map turtle (Graptemys barbouri): (SP in AL)
Alligator Snapping Turtle (Macroclemys temminkii): SC (SP in AL)

(Corps)

And 19 species of plants

FISH

The Upper Chattahoochee River harbors two fish species of special concern.

The Bluestripe shiner (Cyprinella callitaenia) is a species of special concern with no designated legal status under the endangered species act. It has received a threatened designation by the state of Georgia. The Bluestripe shiner is also an endemic species meaning it appears nowhere outside the Chattahoochee Basin. (Corps 98 ACF report)

The Highscale shiner (Notropis hypsilepis) is a species of special concern with no designated legal status under the endangered species act. It has received a threatened designation by the state of Georgia.

MUSSELS

The Shiny-rayed pocketbook (Lampsilis subangulata) is an endangered species located in the lower Chattahoochee Basin. (Corps 98 ACF Report)

The Oval pigtoe (Pleurobema pyriforme) is an endangered species located in the lower Chattahoochee Basin. Formerly common throughout much of the lower basin, it occurs in both tributaries and the main channel. Suitable habitat for the oval pigtoe ranges from silty sand to gravel substrates, and in slow to moderate currents. (Corps 98 ACF Report)