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Bellamya rubicunda

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA MOLLUSCA GASTROPODA ARCHITAENIOGLOSSA VIVIPARIDAE

Scientific Name: Bellamya rubicunda
Species Authority: (von Martens, 1879)
Taxonomic Notes: Only known and recorded from Lake Albert. It is considered endemic to this lake.
Note: the type locality for this species is not Lake Victoria as originally reported; which is rather misleading for a species only known from Lake Albert. (Mandahl-Barth 1954 and Verdcourt 1992)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2004-05-30
Assessor(s): Kyambadde, R.
Reviewer(s): Seddon, M.B. & Kristensen, T. (Mollusc Red List Authority)
Justification:
The EOO of this species is less than 5,000 km² based on the total area of Lake Albert (5,335 km²) and the fact the species only occurs down to 18 m deep. It is therefore close to meeting Endangered B1. However, the number of locations is unknown and threats appear to be localised and dispersed, therefore it is assessed as Near Threatened.
History:
1996 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Lake Albert, Uganda.
Countries:
Native:
Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Occurring down to 18 m in depth.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species faces a declining quality of habitat due to erosion and silting from agriculture and water pollution.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Kyambadde, R. 2010. Bellamya rubicunda. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 October 2014.
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