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Heterothelphusa fatum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA MALACOSTRACA DECAPODA GECARCINUCIDAE

Scientific Name: Heterothelphusa fatum
Species Authority: Ng, 1997
Taxonomic Notes: This species was formerly included in the Parathelphusidae but has recently been reassigned to the Gecarcinucidae; Parathelphusidae is now regarded as a junior synonym of Gecarcinucidae (Klause et al. in press).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Esser, L. and Cumberlidge, N.
Reviewer(s): Ng, P. and Yeo, D. and McIvor, A.
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable under D2 as this species is known from only two locations and there are threats from collection for the aquarium trade. Its extent of occurrence is less than 2,000 km² and all individuals are in two localities in two countries.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Malaysia: Endemic to northern Kelantan (Malaysia). Thailand: Also found in immediately adjacent parts of southern Thailand near Sungai Golok Town (06°05'30.5"N 101°57'18.2"E).
Countries:
Native:
Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia); Thailand
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on population size, abundance, or trends.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Primarily aquatic. Living in slow-flowing lowland streams under rocks, vegetation, leaf litter and debris.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water pollution and habitat loss/degradation. Also collected for aquarium trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation of forests and monitoring of pollution levels in its range.

Citation: Esser, L. and Cumberlidge, N. 2008. Heterothelphusa fatum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 October 2014.
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