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Subcarinate Mountainsnail - Oreohelix sp. 11

Native Species

Global Rank: G1Q
State Rank: S1

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General Description
The shell is relatively large for the genus with 4.5-5 whorls and, typically, a roughly textured surface (Frest and Johannes, 1995).

Range Comments
Extent of original and current range not completely known. Thought to occur in approximately three original sites in Mission Canyon, Mission Range, Mission Mountains Tribal Wilderness, Lake County The species may also occur in adjacent segments of the Flathead National Forest (Frest and Johannes 1995).


Threats or Limiting Factors
The major threat to the species is logging, which has been extensive throughout the established habitat within the Mission Range (Frest and Johannes 1995).

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