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Caridina fossarum

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA MALACOSTRACA DECAPODA ATYIDAE

Scientific Name: Caridina fossarum
Species Authority: Heller, 1862

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2012-07-11
Assessor/s: De Grave, S.
Reviewer/s: Cumberlidge, N. & Smith, K.
Justification:
The species is known from subterranean and surface waters in Iran (Zare et al. 2011), and is considered to be widespread in Fars and Kermanshah provinces (Gorgin 1996).  In the absence of any known threats to this widespread species, it is considered to be of Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is known from subterranean and surface waters in Iran (Zare et al. 2011), and is considered to be widespread in Fars and Kermanshah provinces (Gorgin 1996)
Countries:
Native:
Iran, Islamic Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: Although no population studies are known, the species is considered to be abundant in lentic habitats (Zar et al. 2011)
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species inhabits both subterranean and surface waters, at altitudes of 300-1600 asl and is especially abundant in lentic, vegetated habitats.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No threats to the species could be identified.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation actions are in place.
Citation: De Grave, S. 2013. Caridina fossarum. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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