Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Architaenioglossa Viviparidae

Scientific Name: Neothauma tanganyicense
Species Authority: Smith, 1880

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2004-05-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ngereza, C.
Reviewer(s): Seddon, M.B. & Kristensen, T. (Mollusc Red List Authority)
This species has a widespread distribution with no major widespread threats identified.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)
1996 Endangered (EN)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The only living specimens have been found in Lake Tanganyika. Fossil shells have been recorded from Lakes Edward and Albert basins (potential relict endemic).
Countries occurrence:
Burundi; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda; Zambia
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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: Individuals found on soft substrate or more commonly in huge shell beds of empty shells and living animals. Reproduction is by brooding one or two very large young, thus estimate population growth rates could be slow and shell beds are result of long-term accumulation. Shells are large, thus individual growth could be slow. This species is found up to 65 meters deep.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by sedimentation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Ngereza, C. 2010. Neothauma tanganyicense. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T14569A4445054. . Downloaded on 06 October 2015.
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