|Scientific Name:||Caridina hova|
|Species Authority:||Nobili, 1905|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||De Grave, S.|
|Reviewer(s):||Cumberlidge, N. & Smith, K.|
This species is known from two widely separated areas in Madagascar, the area surrounding Tôlanaro (Fort Dauphin) in the south-east, and in the Andringitra National Park (Andriamihaja 1996). In the area around Tôlanaro (Fort Dauphin), the species was recorded from small forest brooks as well as a marsh, whist the material from the Andringitra National Park was collected in the main portion of the Iantara River. It is anticipated that the species will prove to be more widespread because it may be present in between the two disjunct locations given the demonstrated ecological plasticity of the material collected. As such this species is deemed to be of Least Concern.
|Range Description:||The species is known from two widely separated areas in Madagascar, the area surrounding Fort Dauphin (Tôlanaro) in the southeast and the Andringitra National Park (Andriamihaja 1996)|
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|Population:||No information is available on population sizes nor fluctuations.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||In the area around Fort Dauphin, the species was recorded from small forest brooks as well as a marsh, whilst the material from the Andringitra National Park was collected in the main portion of the Iantara River.|
|Use and Trade:||No information is available on trade or usage of this species.|
No threats to the species were identified.
No specific conservation actions are in place for this species, although part of its range is within the Andringitra National Park.
|Citation:||De Grave, S. 2013. Caridina hova. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.|
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