Reymondia tanganyicensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Reymondia tanganyicensis
Species Authority: Smith, 1889

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2004-05-30
Assessor(s): Nicayennzi, F.
Reviewer(s): Seddon, M.B. & Kristensen, T. (Mollusc Red List Authority)
The species has an EOO of less than 20,000 km², and is only known from six locations. It has a declining quality habitat due to water pollution from agricultural run-off and sedimentation.
2004 Vulnerable
1996 Endangered (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1996 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Lake Tanganyika. This species is only recorded from Tanzania and Burundi, shown as six locations, but it may well occur between these (West et al. 2003).
Burundi; Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It lives underneath rocks and cobbles in shallow waters, 0-3 m.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by sedimentation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Nicayennzi, F. 2010. Reymondia tanganyicensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 05 March 2015.
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