|Scientific Name:||Pseudobithynia pentheri|
|Species Authority:||(Sturany, 1904)|
Bythinia pentheri Sturany, 1904
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Van Damme, D., Seddon, M.B. & Glöer , P.|
This species was assessed as Near Threatened, almost meeting criterion B, as the three widely scattered records suggests that there maybe other sites in the region, hence as the limits of distribution are not known; there may be more than 10 locations. Potential threats come from extraction of water for agriculture and the impact on the species is not known. Further disturbance may come from recreational activities at one location. Further investigations in the distribution, population, ecology and threats to the species are urgently needed as it maybe a candidate for listing as Vulnerable.
The species was also listed at regional level as:
This species is endemic to Turkey. It is known from three locations (the type locality, Soysallı, 1,075 m), Ambar (a small stream in a recreational park) and a third site some distance west at Karpuzsekisi near Gülbula village, all in the province Kayseri, south-east of Turkey.
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|Population:||This is a recently collected species, known only from type specimens, so the population trends are unknown.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This snail is found in small streams, but little is known of the detailed ecology, although Glöer and Yildrim (2007) noted that the shells were very thin suggesting a calcium deficiency.|
No known threats are documented for this species, but general threat lies in the presence of agriculture with ongoing extraction of water for irrigation within the region. As the one, possibly two locations are used as a source of water, as well lying in an area for recreational activities, these habitats may decline in the future.
No known actions in place for this species, but further investigations in the distribution, population, ecology and threats to the species are urgently needed as it maybe a candidate for listing given the presence of agriculture with extraction of water for irrigation within the region. As the habitats are under human utilisation as a source of water, as well a recreational activities, these habitats should be monitored and populations should be re-surveyed in the future.
|Citation:||Kebapçı, U. 2011. Pseudobithynia pentheri. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 11 March 2014.|
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