Tympanotonus fuscatus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Sorbeoconcha Potamididae

Scientific Name: Tympanotonus fuscatus
Species Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Mud-flat Periwinkle
Murex fuscatus Linnaeus, 1758

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: 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.
Countries occurrence:
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 [top]

Population: No information available regarding population sizes, but the species is widespread and common.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in brackish water.
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: Appleton, C., Jørgensen, A., Kristensen, T.K. & Stensgaard, A-S. 2010. Tympanotonus fuscatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T165803A6137267. . Downloaded on 26 November 2015.
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