Hirthia littorina


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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
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.
1996 Endangered

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).
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

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. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 03 March 2015.
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