Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Sorbeoconcha Paludomidae

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
Needs updating
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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Vulnerable (VU)
1996 Endangered (EN)

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).
Countries occurrence:
Burundi; Tanzania, United Republic of
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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 2010: e.T19435A8892031. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
Disclaimer: To make use of this information, please check the <Terms of Use>.
Feedback: If you see any errors or have any questions or suggestions on what is shown on this page, please provide us with feedback so that we can correct or extend the information provided