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Oziothelphusa wagrakarowensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA MALACOSTRACA DECAPODA GECARCINUCIDAE

Scientific Name: Oziothelphusa wagrakarowensis
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: 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 McIvor, A.
Justification:
Listed as Vulnerable because all individuals are in two locations, and there is a threat of habitat loss due to development. It is not found in a protected area.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: India: Karnataka state: Bellary area, Wagrakarwar, Mysore; and tributary of Cauveri River, at Hunsur 50 km from Mysore on Madekeri -Mysore Rd. Localities probably 125 km apart.
Countries:
Native:
India (Karnataka)
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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: Found on the bank of a shallow (<30 cm) slow-flowing, rocky stream.
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: Esser, L. and Cumberlidge, N. 2008. Oziothelphusa wagrakarowensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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