Bridouxia giraudi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Bridouxia giraudi
Species Authority: Bourguignat, 1885
Bridouxiana giraudi Bourguignat [orth. error]

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern 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)
This species has a widespread distribution with no major widespread threats identified. It was previously listed as Endangered in the 2000 system (B1+2c). It was downgraded as this species is known from all shores of Lake Tanganyika from at least 56 localities and the threats are very localised.
2004 Least Concern
1996 Endangered
1996 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Lake Tanganyika, found on all coastlines.
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: This species is commonly found underneath cobbles, thus populations are not small but may be patchy (E. Michel, pers. comm.).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is common underneath (occasionally on) cobbles and rocks in shallow depths, 0-3 m.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information available.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Lange, C. 2010. Bridouxia giraudi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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