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Oziothelphusa bouvieri

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA MALACOSTRACA DECAPODA GECARCINUCIDAE

Scientific Name: Oziothelphusa bouvieri
Species Authority: (Rathbun, 1904)
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: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Cumberlidge, N.
Reviewer(s): Ng, P. and McIvor, A.
Justification:
This species is known only from a single specimen from the type locality in India from 1904. It is listed here as Data Deficient in view of the absence of further information on its extent of occurrence, ecological requirements, population size, population trends, and long-term threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: India: Tamil Nadu state: The species is known only from the type locality (Coramandal coast) in South Eastern India. Yerkad (=Yercaud near Salem) in the Servarayan range of hills (anglicized as Shervaroy Hills) in the Eastern Ghats.
Countries:
Native:
India (Tamil Nadu)
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Population [top]

Population: Unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Not known, probably a rice field crab.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The present and future threats to this species include human induced habitat loss/degradation due to population increases and industrial and agrarian development.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures are known to be in place for this species and it is not found in a protected area.

Citation: Cumberlidge, N. 2008. Oziothelphusa bouvieri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.1. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 10 July 2014.
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