Anceya giraudi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Anceya giraudi
Species Authority: Bourguignat, 1885

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)
Although endemic to Lake Tanganyika, this species has a widespread distribution (the lake has an area of approximately 33,000 km²). There are no known major widespread threats so listed as Least Concern.
2004 Least Concern
1996 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Lake Tanganyika. It is common on all shores. Locality information in West et al. (2003).
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.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is confined to hard substrates, cobbles, boulders and stromatolites in moderate to deep waters (5-100 m).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is a possible threat from sedimentation in Tanzania. It thrives up to 100 m deep, a level least influenced by most wetland threats like pollution and anthropogenic disturbances.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No specific measures known but probably benefits from general conservation measures implemented for Lake Tanganyika.

Citation: Ngereza, C. 2010. Anceya giraudi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 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