Tiphobia horei


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Tiphobia horei
Species Authority: Smith, 1880

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2004-05-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ngereza, C.
Reviewer(s): Seddon, M.B. & Kristensen, T. (Mollusc Red List Authority)
This species has a widespread distribution with no major widespread threats identified.
2004 Least Concern
1996 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Lake Tanganyika. It is recorded 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: Shells caught in fishermen's nets come up in large numbers indicating concentrated populations.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in muddy substrates especially near river mouths. Generally in deep water, but could be shallow to 150 meters.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: Collected for the shell trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by sedimentation, and dredging by fishermen and the shell trade.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Ngereza, C. 2010. Tiphobia horei. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 01 September 2015.
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