Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Sorbeoconcha Pachychilidae

Scientific Name: Brotia episcopalis
Species Authority: H. Lea & I. Lea, 1851
Melania episcopalis H. Lea & I. Lea, 1851
Taxonomic Notes:

The species has often been synonymised under B. costula (e.g. Brandt 1968, Köhler and Glaubrecht 2001), but molecular studies have shown that B. episcopalis is a distinct species (Köhler and Glaubrecht 2006). The type locality is Malacca in Peninsula Malaysia.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2010-07-27
Assessor(s): Köhler, F. & Simonis, J.
Reviewer(s): Sri-aroon, P., Seddon, M. & Burch, J.
This species is listed as Least Concern because of its wide distribution. It is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing as threatened.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is recorded from southern Thailand and mainly found in the Malay Peninsula south of the Isthmus of Kra (recorded from Melaka, Malaysian Peninsula). A reported occurrence in Sumatra is uncertain.
Countries occurrence:
Malaysia (Peninsular Malaysia); Thailand
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Population [top]

Population: No species-specific conservation actions are known, but none are considered necessary.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species inhabits streams and rivers. It is rarely found in still water; it prefers fast flowing, well oxygenated waters.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: No known trade in this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

It is not believed to be threatened over its entire range, but may be locally impacted by deforestation causing sedimentation, impoundment of water by dams and pollution from domestic and agricultural sources. 

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No species-specific conservation actions are known, but none are considered necessary.

Citation: Köhler, F. & Simonis, J. 2012. Brotia episcopalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T184862A1758846. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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