Oziothelphusa biloba 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Malacostraca Decapoda Gecarcinucidae

Scientific Name: Oziothelphusa biloba
Species Authority: Bahir & Yeo, 2005
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.
Listed as Vulnerable because all individuals are in fewer than five locations, and it is not found in a protected area.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: India:Kerala state: Known from two closely-spaced localities in Kerala, south western India. Kodagara Village on Trissur-Chalakudy road, Kerala (10°21'30.7"N, 076°08'45.0E) and Koratti Village, Chalakudy Angamali Road, Kerala (10°21'39.7'N, 076°08'45"E).
Countries occurrence:
India (Kerala)
Number of Locations: 2
Lower elevation limit (metres): 5
Upper elevation limit (metres): 6
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on population size, abundance, or trends.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: All the crabs were from shallow to deep burrows along the muddy banks of rice-field embankments.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major and future threats to this species include human-induced habitat loss/degradation and 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: Esser, L. and Cumberlidge, N. 2008. Oziothelphusa biloba. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135068A4065663. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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