|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)
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Near Threatened ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Seddon, M.B. & Kristensen, T. (Mollusc Red List Authority)|
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.
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to Lake Albert, Uganda.|
Native:Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Uganda
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|Population:||No information available.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Occurring down to 18 m in depth.|
|Major Threat(s):||This species faces a declining quality of habitat due to erosion and silting from agriculture and water pollution.|
|Conservation Actions:||No information available.|
|Citation:||Kyambadde, R. 2010. Bellamya rubicunda. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 January 2015.|
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