|Scope: Western Africa|
|Scientific Name:||Lanistes ovum Peters, 1845|
Lanistes connollyi Pain, 1954
Lanistes elatior Haas, 1936
Lanistes innesi Pallary, 1902
Lanistes procerus Martens, 1866
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern (Regional assessment) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Thomas K. Kristensen & Anne-Sofie Stensgaard|
|Reviewer(s):||Mary Seddon and Anna McIvor|
This species has a wide distribution, with no known major widespread threats. It is therefore listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||Within western Africa this species is common from Senegal to Chad. |
Elsewhere it has scattered localities throughout tropical Africa; southern Sudan, southern Somalia, coastal Kenya and southwards to northeast Natal.
Native:Benin; Burkina Faso; Cameroon; Chad; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Mali; Niger; Nigeria; Senegal; Sudan
|Population:||No information available.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is found in a range of habitats; standing and slowly flowing waters with muddy bottoms and vegetation, seasonal pans, rainpools, fishponds. It is abundant where it occurs.|
It also plays host to a species of water mite (Gledhill 1985).
|Use and Trade:||This species is harvested for human consumption.|
|Major Threat(s):||Habitat loss and degradation is a likely threat, particularly from agricultural practises. This species is also harvested for human consumption.|
|Conservation Actions:||No conservation measures known of, but it would be valuable to have information about habitat status, population size and distribution.|
|Citation:||Thomas K. Kristensen & Anne-Sofie Stensgaard. 2010. Lanistes ovum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T165799A6134383.Downloaded on 24 May 2018.|
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