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Potamocarcinus nicaraguensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Malacostraca Decapoda Pseudothelphusidae

Scientific Name: Potamocarcinus nicaraguensis Rathbun, 1893
Taxonomic Notes: Subfamily Pseudothelphusinae; tribe Potamocarcinini.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Cumberlidge, N.
Reviewer(s): Magalhaes, C. and McIvor, A.
Justification:
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category and there are no known long-term threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Nicaragua: Granada and Rio San Juan Departments, Greytown.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Nicaragua (Nicaragua (mainland))
Additional data:
Number of Locations:9
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Population [top]

Population:This is a widespread and abundant species found in the major river systems of more than one country.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Rivers and streams.
Systems:Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major and future threats to this species include human-induced habitat loss/degradation and water pollution.

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. Potamocarcinus nicaraguensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135009A4050828. . Downloaded on 26 September 2017.
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