Stanleya neritinoides


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Stanleya neritinoides
Species Authority: Smith, 1880
Taxonomic Notes: Note that West and Michel (2000) found very close relationship between Stanleya and Tanganyicia with genetic data, such that West (pers. comm.) proposed combining the two genera. This is under debate, with counter evidence from E. Strong and co-authors.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2004-05-30
Assessor(s): Lange, C.
Reviewer(s): Seddon, M.B. & Kristensen, T. (Mollusc Red List Authority)
There is insufficient information on population status, distribution, threats and ecology to make a Red List assessment.
1996 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Lake Tanganyika. This species is known from the coastlines of all four countries (Burundi, Tanzania, Zambia and DRC)
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: Numerous trails visible in clear sandy areas, thus when present population densities are likely to be high.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in sandy substrates, 3-30 m.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Sedimentation is the prime threat suggested for the species from Tanzania.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Lange, C. 2010. Stanleya neritinoides. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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