|Scientific Name:||Tympanotonus fuscatus|
|Species Authority:||(Linnaeus, 1758)|
Murex fuscatus Linnaeus, 1758
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Appleton, C., Jørgensen, A., Kristensen, T.K. & Stensgaard, A-S.|
|Reviewer(s):||Seddon, M., Van Damme, D., Graf, D.L., Appleton, C. & Bennett, L.|
This is a widespread and common species. It is not under threat at present and assessed as Least Concern.
Tympanotonus fuscatus ranges from Senegal to southern Angola.
Central Africa: It is found all along the coast of central Africa.
Southern Africa: It is present in the river mouths along the Angolan coast.
Western Africa: It is known from Senegal to Cameroon.
Native:Angola (Angola, Angola); 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:||No information available regarding population sizes, but the species is widespread and common.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is found in brackish water.|
|Major Threat(s):||No known threats to this widespread species.|
|Conservation Actions:||No specific conservation measures in place for this species.|
|Citation:||Appleton, C., Jørgensen, A., Kristensen, T.K. & Stensgaard, A-S. 2010. Tympanotonus fuscatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 September 2014.|
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