Bellamya trochlearis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Architaenioglossa Viviparidae

Scientific Name: Bellamya trochlearis
Species Authority: Martens, 1892
Vivipara trochlearis Martens, 1892
Taxonomic Notes: Its identity from B. constricta is unclear and needs further taxonomic distinction.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2004-05-30
Needs updating
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. It was previously assessed as Endangered. Uncertainties in taxonomy could have led to misinformation on its appropriate range.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Endangered (EN)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Lake Victoria occurring in Kenya, Uganda and Tanzania sections. It is found in near shore to depths of 30 m. The species identity from B. constricta is unclear and hence its actual distribution may have been confused with this very similar species.
Countries occurrence:
Kenya; Tanzania, United Republic of; Uganda
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: No information available.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information available. Possibly affected by pollution, sedimentation and other types of human disturbances.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Lange, C. 2010. Bellamya trochlearis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T2753A9476766. . Downloaded on 02 December 2015.
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