|Scientific Name:||Pseudohoratia brusinae|
|Species Authority:||(Radoman, 1953)|
Horatia brusinae Radoman, 1953
|Taxonomic Notes:||There are three species listed for this genus, and two species are difficult to distinguish: Pseudohoratia brusinae and P. ohridana. Consequently records based on shell characters should be treated with caution.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Albrecht, C., Hauffe, T. & Schreiber, K.|
|Reviewer/s:||Seddon, M.B. & Cuttelod, A.|
Pseudohoratia brusinae is endemic to Lake Ohrid, and hence is present only in one location. Although there is a continuing decline in the habitat quality as a result of water pollution, it is not thought that the rate of decline in the quality of the lake water in the sublittoral zone is likely to significantly impact this species, although it could in the future if the pollution increased. If there is a change in the rate of declining quality of habitat, for example if the water quality or the water temperature changes significantly, then this species could very quickly become Endangered. For the moment, it is listed as Vulnerable D2.
Pseudohoratia brusinae is endemic to
Native:Albania; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of
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|Population:||Pseudohoratia brusinae found in low numbers and is considered to be rare (C. Albrecht et al. pers. comm. 2009).|
|Habitat and Ecology:||According to Radoman (1983) this freshwater lake species is found in the sub-littoral zone, however Albrecht et al. (pers. comm. 2009) noted that it was rare.|
Deforestation of the neighbouring area leads to erosion and an increased sediment load, which could impact this gastropod. Pollution from sewage from major cities adjacent to the lake is contaminating the water of the lake, however the level of impact in the deeper water of the sub-littoral zone is not as great as in the littoral zone.
There are no current conservation actions in place for this species. However,
|Citation:||Albrecht, C., Hauffe, T. & Schreiber, K. 2010. Pseudohoratia brusinae. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 11 December 2013.|
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