Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Cycloneritimorpha Neritidae

Scientific Name: Neritina rubricata
Species Authority: Morelet, 1858
Regional Assessments:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-05-01
Assessor(s): Jørgensen, A., Kristensen, T.K. & Stensgaard, A-S.
Reviewer(s): Seddon, M., Van Damme, D., Graf, D.L., Appleton, C. & Bennett, L.
This species is assessed as Near Threatened based on the possibility of this species reaching the 30% decline threshold due to habitat loss from coastal erosion at the mouths of dammed rivers.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2000 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Neritina rubricata is a coastal species ranging from Gambia to Cameroon.
Countries occurrence:
Benin; Cameroon; Côte d'Ivoire; Gambia; Ghana; Guinea; Guinea-Bissau; Liberia; Nigeria; Sierra Leone; Togo
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Population [top]

Population: No information available regarding population sizes. The population is likely to be declining as mangroves are destroyed in central Africa, but the rate of decline is not known.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in mangroves, mudflats and lagoons.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is used in jewellery.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by the destruction of its mangrove habitat, coastal erosion and sedimentation in the Gulf of Guinea.

Conservation Actions [top]

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

Citation: Jørgensen, A., Kristensen, T.K. & Stensgaard, A-S. 2010. Neritina rubricata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T40090A10304422. . Downloaded on 09 October 2015.
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