|Scientific Name:||Ohridohauffenia rotonda|
|Species Authority:||(Radoman, 1964)|
Pseudamnicola rotonda (Radoman, 1964)
Rotondia rotonda (Radoman, 1973)
Radoman (1985) considered the species to be close to Ohridohauffenia depressa, which is lives sympatrically within part of the range.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Albrecht, C., Hauffe, T. & Schreiber, K.|
|Reviewer(s):||Erõss, Z., Seddon, M. & Cuttelod, A.|
Ohridohauffenia rotonda is considered as Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii), as it is restricted to a single site, Lake Ohrid, with an area of less than 358 km2. The quality of habitat has been decreasing due to pollution and habitat degradation. It is a rare species usually found in low density and restricted to the littoral zone between 0 and 3 m depth, where current threats are affecting its habitat.
Ohridohauffenia rotonda is endemic to
Native:Albania; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
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|Population:||This species is only found in a few locations and mainly in low abundance (C. Albrecht et al. pers. comm. 2009).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This is a freshwater species only found in edges of the lake in the littoral zone on banks and on stones.|
Deforestation of the neighbouring area leads to erosion and an increased sediment load changes the lake bed, smothering the rocks with cover of fine sediment. The water quality is also changing due to pollution (eutrophication, sedimentation, agricultural run-off) leading to habitat degradation. As eutrophication continues, the biofilm (algae) present on the hard substrate is changing, diminishing habitat and food availability for this small gastropod.
There is no current conservation action in place for this species. However,
|Citation:||Albrecht, C., Hauffe, T. & Schreiber, K. 2010. Ohridohauffenia rotonda. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 28 January 2015.|
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