Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Malacostraca Isopoda Stenasellidae

Scientific Name: Mexistenasellus coahuila
Species Authority: Cole & Minkley, 1972

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A1c ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Inland Water Crustacean Specialist Group
Previously published Red List assessments:
1994 Indeterminate (I)
1990 Indeterminate (I)
1988 Indeterminate (I)
1986 Indeterminate (I)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Known from springs and spring-fed pools near Cuatro Cienegas, Coahuila, Mexico and from small seep-springs and artisian wells in Bexar County, Texas, U.S.A (Denton Belk, pers comm. 1996)
Countries occurrence:
Mexico; United States
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Irrigation near Cuatro Cienegas, Coahuila has seriously degraded the habitat and some of the localities are now destroyed. Seep spings in San Antonio, Bexar County are threatened by pollution and declining water levels (Denton Belk, pers comm. 1996)

Citation: Inland Water Crustacean Specialist Group. 1996. Mexistenasellus coahuila. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T13290A3484118. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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