|Scientific Name:||Caridina spongicola Zitzler & Cai, 2006|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v) ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||De Grave, S., Wowor, D. & Klotz, W.|
|Reviewer(s):||Cumberlidge, N. & Smith, K.|
This species is endemic to Lake Towuti (Sulawesi), a small lake (561.1 km2) which is a single location. Potential impacts include pollution (nickel mining), eutrophication and invasive species. The species is only found in the rocky substrate areas within Lake Towuti and is not found in any of the other lakes within the Malili Lake system. As such the species is considered Endangered under criteria B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v).
Caridina spongicola is endemic to Lake Towuti in Sulawesi (von Rintelen and Cai 2009).
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|Population:||No information is known.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Caridina spongicola has only been encountered in association with an unidentified species of freshwater sponge, which only occurs in the outlet bay of Lake Towuti.|
|Movement patterns:||Not a Migrant|
|Use and Trade:||No information available.|
Current threats to the species are nickel mining (specifically polluting Danau Matano, a close connected lake to Towuti), introduced species (Nile Perch and Cyprinus carpio have been introduced to Towuti) and organic effluents from the rapidly expanding human population.
No conservation plans are currently in place.
|Citation:||De Grave, S., Wowor, D. & Klotz, W. 2013. Caridina spongicola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T198253A2517818.Downloaded on 23 April 2018.|
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