Biomphalaria angulosa 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Hygrophila Planorbidae

Scientific Name: Biomphalaria angulosa
Species Authority: Mandahl-Barth, 1957
Regional Assessments:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): Appleton, C., Curtis, B., Kristensen, T.K. & Ngereza, C.
Reviewer(s): Seddon, M., Van Damme, D., Graf, D.L., Appleton, C. & Bennett, L.
This species has a widespread distribution with no major widespread threats identified.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2007 Least Concern (LC)
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (LR/nt)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Globally, this species is found from Tanzania, Malawi and Zambia.

Eastern Africa: It is found in the Iringa Region, Lake Ingeuzi (Brooke Bond Estates) and Ruaha River in central Tanzania. Also It is known from north of Salima-Mchiji, Hara River, Dwanga Wovwe River, Papa River and Namando River in Malawi.

Southern Africa: Species is known from Little Ruaha swamps, Kalenga and Lake Ngwazi in Tanzania. In Zambia it is known from the Chambezi River near Wantipa and Chozi River (tributaries of the Zambesi). In Malawi the species is known from swamps north of Nkota-kota. The species has been searched for as it is susceptible to infection by Schistosoma mansoni .
Countries occurrence:
Malawi; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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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: This species occurs in lakes and swamps.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information available.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Appleton, C., Curtis, B., Kristensen, T.K. & Ngereza, C. 2010. Biomphalaria angulosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T2807A9482894. . Downloaded on 30 November 2015.
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