Cerithidea decollata 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Sorbeoconcha Potamididae

Scientific Name: Cerithidea decollata
Species Authority: Linnaeus, 1767
Regional Assessments:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): Lange, C.N. & Van Damme, D.
Reviewer(s): Seddon, M., Van Damme, D., Graf, D.L., Appleton, C. & Bennett, L.
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 from East African coast and coasts of the west Indian Ocean.

Northeastern Africa: It is found on the coasts of Somalia

Eastern Africa: This species occurs in the eastern Africa coastal strip.
Countries occurrence:
Kenya; Somalia; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Usually abundant where present.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No data available.

Citation: Lange, C.N. & Van Damme, D. 2010. Cerithidea decollata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T184679A8312446. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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