Bithynia misella 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Littorinimorpha Bithyniidae

Scientific Name: Bithynia misella
Species Authority: (Gredler, 1884)
Gabbia misella Gredler, 1884

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2010-01-09
Assessor(s): Madhyastha, A.
Reviewer(s): Van Damme, D., Do, V., García, N., Tran, L. & Allen, D.
The species has a wide distribution. There is no information on threats to the species, but it is found in anthropogenic habitats and is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is known from northern Viet Nam, through southeastern and eastern China, to the Korean peninsular (Kwon et al. 1985, Kim 2008) and to western Taiwan (Province of China). The species has been recorded from Viet Nam (Bến Tre Province) and China (Yuyao (Zhejiang Province), "Tunglu" (Tónglú Xiàn?), Lanchi (Anhui Province) and Chiangshan (Shandong Province)). In Taiwan it is recorded from Hsiaoliouchyou Island on the western coast (Chao et al. 1988) and is probably more widespread.
Countries occurrence:
China (Fujian, Guangdong, Heilongjiang, Hubei, Jiangsu, Jilin, Liaoning, Shandong, Shanghai, Tianjin, Zhejiang); Korea, Republic of; Taiwan, Province of China; Viet Nam
Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO): Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO): Unknown
Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO): Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO): Unknown
Continuing decline in number of locations: Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations: Unknown
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population status of this species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals: Unknown
Extreme fluctuations: Unknown Population severely fragmented: No
Continuing decline in subpopulations: Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in subpopulations: Unknown All individuals in one subpopulation: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Found in pools, ponds and paddy fields and other slow-moving waters. It is also an intermediate host for Opisthorchiid liver flukes Clonorchis sinensis.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: No information available.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There is no information on threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: None required. Further information on the species' current distribution is advised.

Citation: Madhyastha, A. 2012. Bithynia misella. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T166248A1122143. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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