Potadomoides pelseneeri


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Potadomoides pelseneeri
Species Authority: Leloup, 1953

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2004-05-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ngereza, C.
Reviewer(s): Seddon, M.B. & Kristensen, T. (Mollusc Red List Authority)
This species is only known from the type locality at Malagarasi Delta on Lake Tanganyika. It has an EOO less than 5,000 km². There is a declining quality of habitat due to sedimentation and disturbance.
2010 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to East Africa, the Malagarasi River. It is found in the delta area, extremely limited distribution only a few specimens collected alive.
Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is known from "vegetation in calm bay" of Malagarasi River delta area, 30-40 cm depth (from Leloup 1953 in Brown 1994).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Sedimentation is a possible threat to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Ngereza, C. 2010. Potadomoides pelseneeri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 05 September 2015.
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