Oziothelphusa kerala 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Malacostraca Decapoda Gecarcinucidae

Scientific Name: Oziothelphusa kerala
Species Authority: Bahir & Ng, 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: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Cumberlidge, N.
Reviewer(s): Ng, P. and McIvor, A.
This species is known only from a single specimen from the type locality in India. 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:Kerala state: This species is known only from the type specimen from Kolaththuppuzha-Tenmalai Road (08°54'12.7"N 077°32'7.2"E) in southern India.
Countries occurrence:
India (Kerala)
Number of Locations: 1
Lower elevation limit (metres): 120
Upper elevation limit (metres): 120
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Was collected from rice-field embankments, crabs were also observed in burrows in the margins of adjacent streams.
Systems: Freshwater

Citation: Cumberlidge, N. 2008. Oziothelphusa kerala. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T135070A4066012. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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