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Cerithidea decollata 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Sorbeoconcha Potamididae

Scientific Name: Cerithidea decollata Linnaeus, 1767
Regional Assessments:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 2016-07-14
Assessor(s): Van Damme, D.
Reviewer(s): Randrianasolo, H.
Contributor(s): Lange, C.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Sayer, C.
Justification:
This is a widespread species, reliant on mangrove habitat. It is not thought to be declining at a rate which would meet the threshold for a threatened category, and is therefore assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Globally, this species is found along the East African coast and coasts of the islands of the west Indian Ocean. In Northeastern Africa, it is found on the coasts of Somalia. In Eastern Africa, this species occurs in the eastern Africa coastal strip. It has also been recorded all along the west coast of Madagascar (Fischer-Piette and Vukadinovic 1973) and is also mentioned from Mauritius and the Seychelles (Reid 2014). Recently, it seems to have been introduced in the Arabian Gulf, due to the replantating of mangrove stands (D. Van Damme pers. comm. 2016).
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Kenya; Madagascar; Mauritius; Seychelles; Somalia; South Africa; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population:This species is usually abundant where present.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:According to Brown (1994) this species is mainly found in mangrove forests where specimens aggregate on trees at high tide.
Systems:Freshwater; Marine

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not used.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The destruction of mangroves threatens this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No data are available on conservation actions.

Citation: Van Damme, D. 2016. Cerithidea decollata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T184679A98202288. . Downloaded on 25 September 2017.
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