Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Cycloneritimorpha Neritidae

Scientific Name: Neritina oweniana
Species Authority: (Wood, 1828)
Regional Assessments:
Nerita oweniana Wood, 1828

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): Curtis, B., Jørgensen, A., Kristensen, T.K. & Stensgaard, A-S.
Reviewer(s): Seddon, M., Van Damme, D., Graf, D.L., Appleton, C. & Bennett, L.
Neritina oweniana is a widespread species with no known major widespread threats.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2000 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is found from Liberia to South Africa.

Central Africa: This species occurs all along the coastal region.

Southern Africa: It is recorded from fresh to brackish waters along the Angolan coast, however the distribution within Angola is not well known. Its distribution extends to Port St Johns in South Africa.

Western Africa: It is present Liberia to Cameroon along the coast.
Countries occurrence:
Angola (Angola, Angola, Cabinda); Benin; Cameroon; Congo; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Côte d'Ivoire; Equatorial Guinea (Equatorial Guinea (mainland)); Gabon; Ghana; Nigeria; Sao Tomé and Principe (Principe, Sâo Tomé); Togo
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Population [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Salinity range 0-1.1 0/00 (parts per thousand)
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is used in jewellery.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information available.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No specific conservation measures in place for this species.

Citation: Curtis, B., Jørgensen, A., Kristensen, T.K. & Stensgaard, A-S. 2010. Neritina oweniana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T40087A10302858. . Downloaded on 14 October 2015.
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