Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Sorbeoconcha Paludomidae

Scientific Name: Hirthia globosa
Species Authority: Ancey, 1898
Taxonomic Notes: The relationship between Hirthia and Lavigeria is under discussion. Species in this genus may be members of the Lavigeria clade (E. Michel, pers. comm.).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2004-05-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ngereza, C.
Reviewer(s): Seddon, M.B. & Kristensen, T. (Mollusc Red List Authority)
This species has a widespread distribution with no major widespread threats identified.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)
1996 Endangered (EN)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Lake Tanganyika. This species is known from isolated site from Mfipa, Mtosi and Kipili Islands (Tanzania), and Mpala (DRC).
Countries occurrence:
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in rocky substrate at moderate depths 5-20 m.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is possible that in Tanzania sedimentation could threaten the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Ngereza, C. 2010. Hirthia globosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T10188A3180976. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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