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Typhlatya garciadebrasi

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA MALACOSTRACA DECAPODA ATYIDAE

Scientific Name: Typhlatya garciadebrasi
Species Authority: Juarrero de Varona & Ortiz, 2000

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2012-04-22
Assessor(s): De Grave, S.
Reviewer(s): Cumberlidge, N. & Smith, K.
Justification:
The species is only known from Cueva Perico Sanchez and Cueva Chicharrones, Matanzas Province, Cuba. According to Díaz-Briquets and Pérez-López (2000) many of the caves in Cuba are under threat from the dumping of organic and industrial waste, additionally the caves situated on farms are often used for the disposal of dead cattle. Further, there are several reports of caves being used by the military for the storage of arms and ammunition. Although it is currently not known if the specific caves in which the species has been recorded are under these threats, the small number of locations from which the species is known (2) combined with the nature of the threats, makes the species Vulnerable under Criterion D2. Urgent surveys are required to determine the level of threats to the specific caves in which it occurs, and its continued presence.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is only known from Cueva Perico Sanchez and Cueva Chicharrones, Matanzas Province, Cuba (Holthuis 1986).
Countries:
Native:
Cuba
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Population [top]

Population: The species is only known from the type series.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: The species inhabits a subterranean lake.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: No information is available.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): According to Díaz-Briquets and Pérez-López (2000) many of the caves in Cuba are under threat from the dumping of organic and industrial waste, additionally the caves situated on farms are often used for the disposal of dead cattle. Further, there are several reports of caves being used by the military for the storage of arms and ammunition.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation actions are in place.

Citation: De Grave, S. 2013. Typhlatya garciadebrasi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 September 2014.
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