Lanistes ovum 

Scope: Eastern Africa
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Architaenioglossa Ampullariidae

Scientific Name: Lanistes ovum Peters, 1845
Regional Assessments:
Lanistes connollyi Pain, 1954
Lanistes elatior Haas, 1936
Lanistes innesi Pallary, 1902
Lanistes procerus Martens, 1866

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern (Regional assessment) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2003-12-10
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Lange, C.N.
Reviewer(s): Seddon, M.B. & Kristensen, T. (Mollusc Red List Authority)
This is a widespread taxon with no major widespread threats identified. It is assessed as Least Concern in the region.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Eastern Africa distribution: It is widespread in the coastal regions of Kenya, Burundi and Lake Malawi.

Global distribution: It occurs throughout sub-Saharan Africa in scattered localities.
Countries occurrence:
Burundi; Kenya; Malawi
Additional data:
Range Map:165799-17

Population [top]

Population:Brown (1994) states that population of 75,000 snails/acre caused damage to rice plants.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Highly varied ranging from standing to slowly flowing waters. Reported in wetland areas characterised by muddy bottoms and vegetation to seasonal pools and irrigation systems (Brown 1994).

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information available.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Lange, C.N. 2010. Lanistes ovum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T165799A6133701. . Downloaded on 19 June 2018.
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