Bridouxia praeclara


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Bridouxia praeclara
Species Authority: (Bourguignat, 1885)
Bridouxiana praeclara Bourguignat [orth. error]
Taxonomic Notes: Species taxonomic status is not very clear i.e. its differentiation from Broudouxia grandidieriana (Bourguignat 1885) is very difficult.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2004-05-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ngereza, C.
Reviewer(s): Seddon, M.B. & Kristensen, T. (Mollusc Red List Authority)
This species has an EOO of less than 20,000 km² and is known from only 15 sites on the east coast, and some of these may be historical. Settlements and human disturbance are also declining the quality of habitat.
2004 Near Threatened
1996 Endangered
1996 Endangered

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Lake Tanganyika. It is present on all shores (locality information is available in West et al. (2003) and on the LTBP database).
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is confined to rocky substrates at moderate depths 5-20 m.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Sedimentation could affect this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

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