Anceya giraudi 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Sorbeoconcha Paludomidae

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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)
1996 Endangered (EN)

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).
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 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 2010: e.T1256A3358458. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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