Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Sorbeoconcha Thiaridae

Scientific Name: Melanoides magnifica
Species Authority: (Bourguignat, 1885)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2004-05-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Kaunda, E., Magombo, Z., Kahwa, D. & Mailosa, A.
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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Lake Malawi.
Countries occurrence:
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Population [top]

Population: Population densities provided in Genner and Michel (2003) for mixed Malawi Melanoides give a max of 1370 individuals/m2, also in Louda et al. (1983) at 123 individuals/m2 at Cape Maclear, shallow water.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in soft sediment (silt, sand, fine gravel) in Lake Malawi.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information available.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Kaunda, E., Magombo, Z., Kahwa, D. & Mailosa, A. 2010. Melanoides magnifica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T184754A8327144. . Downloaded on 05 October 2015.
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