Hirthia littorina 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Sorbeoconcha Paludomidae

Scientific Name: Hirthia littorina
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: Endangered B1ab(iii) 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)
The EOO of this species is less than 5,000 km². It is only known from two sites although it is possible that further surveys may locate more sites for this species. There is a declining quality of habitat due to settlements and disturbance.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Endangered (EN)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Lake Tanganyika. It is recorded from Ufipa and Mtossi (Tanzania) on the south-eastern shore (Michel et al. 2003).
Countries occurrence:
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

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 confined to rocky substrates 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 littorina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T10189A3181246. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided