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Pachymelania aurita

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA MOLLUSCA GASTROPODA SORBEOCONCHA THIARIDAE

Scientific Name: Pachymelania aurita
Species Authority: (Müller, 1774)
Synonym/s:
Nerita aurita Müller, 1774

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor/s: Curtis, B., Jørgensen, A., Kristensen, T.K. & Stensgaard, A-S.
Reviewer/s: Seddon, M., Van Damme, D., Graf, D.L., Appleton, C. & Bennett, L.
Justification:
This is a widespread and common species. It is not under threat at present and assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Pachymelania aurita ranges from the coastal waters of Senegal to Angola.
Countries:
Native:
Angola (Angola, Angola, Cabinda); Benin; Cameroon; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea (Equatorial Guinea (mainland)); Gabon; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Nigeria; Senegal; Sierra Leone; Togo
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Population [top]

Population: No information available regarding population sizes, but the species is widespread and common.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in brackish water on sandy substratum.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No known threats to this widespread species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No specific conservation measures in place for this species.
Citation: Curtis, B., Jørgensen, A., Kristensen, T.K. & Stensgaard, A-S. 2010. Pachymelania aurita. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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