Classification: State Threatened
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Distribution by County: Pee-Dee River Basin: Davidson Co. (High Rock Lake); Randolph Co. (Uwharrie River Basin); Montgomery Co. (Uwharrie River Basin, including Lake Tillery, Little River Subbasin); Stanly Co. (Uwharrie River Basin, including Lake Tillery. Neuse River Basin: Wake Co. (Middle Creek Subbasin, Swift Creek Subbasin); Johnston Co. (Middle Creek Subbasin, Swift Creek Subbasin); Orange Co. (Eno River Subbasin); Durham Co. (Eno River Subbasin, Little River Subbasin, Flat River Subbasin). NOTE: All headwater areas that flow into these occupied habitats should receive special management.
This species is a bradytictic breeder. Walter (1954) found gravid Carolina fatmucket females during the fall and early winter months. Fish hosts are unknown.
General Life History For Mussels