|Scientific Name:||Bithynia funiculata|
|Species Authority:||Walker, 1927|
Bithynia goniomphala Morlet, 1891
Bithynia combines the two subgenera Gabbia and Digoniostoma. B. funiculata belongs to the subgenera Digoniostoma.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Richter, K. & Simonis, J.|
|Reviewer/s:||García, N., Van Damme, D., Do, V. & Tran, L.|
The species has been recorded from several provinces in northern and northeastern Thailand. It is apparently widespread and although further information is needed into the species' threats, it is considered Least Concern at present. A record from Peninsular Malaysia requires confirmation.
|Range Description:||The species has been recorded from several provinces in northern and northeastern Thailand (e.g., Chiang Mai (Ngern-klun et al. 2006), Kalasin (Sri-aroon et al. 2005), Mae Hong Son, Tak, Lamphun, and Chiang Rai) (Brandt 1974, Ngern-klun et al. 2006, Sri-aroon et al. 2007). A record from Peninsular Malaysia requires confirmation.|
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|Population:||No information available.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
In Chiang Mai, Mae Sot and Lamphun, it was found sympatrically with Bithynia siamensis in freshwater. Specimens from Chiang Mai and Lamphun have been proven to be infected with cercariae of Opisthorchis tenuicollis (Cat liver fluke). It can also cause Echinostomiasis.
|Major Threat(s):||Without more information on the species' distribution and ecology, nothing can be inferred of its threats.|
|Conservation Actions:||None required.|
|Citation:||Richter, K. & Simonis, J. 2012. Bithynia funiculata. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 April 2014.|
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