Caridina spongicola 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Malacostraca Decapoda Atyidae

Scientific Name: Caridina spongicola Zitzler & Cai, 2006

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii,v)+2ab(iii,v) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-11-16
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).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

Caridina spongicola is endemic to Lake Towuti in Sulawesi (von Rintelen and Cai 2009).

Countries occurrence:
Indonesia (Sulawesi)
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Population [top]

Population:No information is known.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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 [top]

Use and Trade: No information available.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

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.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

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 21 July 2018.
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