Bridouxia praeclara 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Sorbeoconcha Paludomidae

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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Near Threatened (NT)
1996 Endangered (EN)
1996 Endangered (EN)

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).
Countries occurrence:
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; 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: 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 2010: e.T44244A10880547. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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