Martelia tanganyicensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Martelia tanganyicensis
Species Authority: Dautzenberg

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2004-05-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Lange, C.
Reviewer(s): Seddon, M.B. & Kristensen, T. (Mollusc Red List Authority)
There is insufficient information on population status, distribution, threats and ecology to make a Red List assessment.
1996 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Lake Tanganyika. It is found on shores of all four countries (Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia and DRC).
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 found in mixed rock and sand substrates. Leloup collected dead shells in dredged material (soft substrates) however also seen on hard substrates such as cobbles or boulders and firm substrates such as Phragmites roots.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is likely to be sensitive to sedimentation and pollution.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Lange, C. 2010. Martelia tanganyicensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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