New Mexico freshwater mussel added to endangered list

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ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – A freshwater mussel native to New Mexico is being added to the endangered list.

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service says the “Texas Hornshell” only occupies 15 percent of its original range in Texas and southern New Mexico because of threats to its habitat.

The feds are working with local agencies to restore populations by reducing contaminants in rivers and watersheds.

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