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Bellamya phthinotropis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA MOLLUSCA GASTROPODA ARCHITAENIOGLOSSA VIVIPARIDAE

Scientific Name: Bellamya phthinotropis
Species Authority: (Martens, 1892)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) 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)
Justification:
Based on the extensive collections which have failed to record this species the EOO is less than 5,000 km². It is only known to occur at one locality (type locality). There is declining quality of habitat due to potential impacts from trawling, pollution with sewage output from towns and eutrophication from decay of water hyacinth rotting-down after cutting programme. It is therefore assessed as Endangered.
History:
1996 Endangered (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1996 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species occurs in deep waters of Lake Victoria at about 33m. It is only known from the type locality at the southwestern side of the lake at Nyamgosto. It is believed to exist in the lake sections of Tanzania and probably Uganda. During the short survey of freshwater gastropods of Lake Victoria, Kenyan side, the species was not recorded even on the open deep waters.
Countries:
Native:
Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is found in deep waters of Lake Victoria.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): By catch from trawling, and sedimentation threaten this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Lange, C. 2010. Bellamya phthinotropis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 September 2014.
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