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Pisidium fultoni

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA MOLLUSCA BIVALVIA VENEROIDA SPHAERIIDAE

Scientific Name: Pisidium fultoni
Species Authority: Kuiper, 1983
Taxonomic Notes:

The species has been listed in the family Sphaeriidae. Although some authors regard Pisidium as worthy of listing within a distinct family, Pisiidae, traditionally it is still placed as a subfamily of the Sphaeriidae.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-02-05
Assessor(s): Köhler, F.
Reviewer(s): Böhm, M. & Collen, B.
Contributor(s): Dyer, E., Soulsby, A.-M., Whitton, F., McGuinness, S., De Silva, R., Milligan, H.T., Kasthala, G., Herdson, R., Thorley, J., McMillan, K. & Collins, A.
Justification:
Pisidium fultoni has been assessed as Data Deficient due to the lack of population data available and uncertainty of whether this species is being impacted by threat processes. Further research is recommended into the species abundance and potential threats to the population before a more accurate assessment of this species can be carried out.
History:
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to central Tasmania, Australia (Korniushin 2000). It  has been recorded at several locations such as Arthur’s Lake, Lake Sorell, Lake Butters, Lake Malbena, Lake Olive, and Lake Nugetena (Kuiper 1983, Korniushin 2000). The extent of occurrence is less than 200 km2.
Countries:
Native:
Australia (Tasmania)
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Population [top]

Population: There is insufficient population data available for this species.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in the littoral zone of freshwater lakes. Its presence in deeper water is unknown (Korniushin 2000).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is unknown if this species is affected by any major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species. Further research is recommended on the species abundance, range and potential threats.

Citation: Köhler, F. 2011. Pisidium fultoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 August 2014.
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