Elsalvadoria zurstrasseni


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Elsalvadoria zurstrasseni
Species Authority: (Bott, 1956)
Pseudothelphusa zurstrasseni Bott, 1956
Taxonomic Notes: Subfamily Pseudothelphusinae; tribe Hypolobocerini, Subspecies zurstrasseni.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii); D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Cumberlidge, N.
Reviewer(s): Magalhaes, C. and McIvor, A.
This species is listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km², and because there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat due to human induced degradation driven by human population increases and industrial and agrarian development. It is not found in a protected area.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: El Salvador: La Joya, south of Cuidad Arce (= El Chilamatal) La Libertad Department, also Santa Ana, Sonsonate, El Salvador, Chalatenango, and Cuscatlan Departments. Waterfall 2 km east of Juayua, Sonsonate Department.
El Salvador
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Streams and rivers.
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. Elsalvadoria zurstrasseni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 01 April 2015.
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