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Conservation status

Threatened (ESA)
Scientific classification

Antrolana lira is a species of crustacean in family Cirolanidae, the only species in the genus Antrolana. It is an unpigmented troglobite with no eyes, reaching a maximum length of 0.7 inches (18 mm).

Antrolana lira is endemic to the Great Appalachian Valley in Virginia and West Virginia, where it "swims freely through calcite-saturated waters of deep karst aquifers". Its range extends over 200 miles (320 km), from Lexington, Virginia to Charles Town, West Virginia.

Antrolana lira is listed as a vulnerable species on the IUCN Red List, and as a threatened species under the United States Endangered Species Act.

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