Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Sorbeoconcha Paludomidae

Scientific Name: Martelia dautzenbergi
Species Authority: Dupuis, 1924

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2004-05-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Nicayenzi, F.
Reviewer(s): Seddon, M.B. & Kristensen, T. (Mollusc Red List Authority)
There is insufficient information on population status, distribution, threats and ecology to make a Red List assessment. This species is only known from dead shells on coast.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Lake Tanganyika. Shells only are known from DRC (Kalemie, Tembwe and Moliro) and Zambia (Nsumbu), but living animals have not been found.
Countries occurrence:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Empty shells have been dredged from soft substrates.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Water pollution and sedimentation are the most likely potential threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Nicayenzi, F. 2010. Martelia dautzenbergi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T184526A8286579. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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