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Bellamya trochlearis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA MOLLUSCA GASTROPODA ARCHITAENIOGLOSSA VIVIPARIDAE

Scientific Name: Bellamya trochlearis
Species Authority: Martens, 1892
Synonym(s):
Bellamya trochearis Martens, 1892 [orth. error]
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
Assessor(s): Lange, C.
Reviewer(s): Seddon, M.B. & Kristensen, T. (Mollusc Red List Authority)
Justification:
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.
History:
1996 Endangered

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:
Native:
Kenya; 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: 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. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 October 2014.
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