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Melanoides nodicincta

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA MOLLUSCA GASTROPODA SORBEOCONCHA THIARIDAE

Scientific Name: Melanoides nodicincta
Species Authority: (Dohrn, 1865)
Taxonomic Notes: It requires taxonomic verification.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2004-05-30
Assessor(s): Kaunda, E., Magombo, Z., Kahwa, D. & Mailosa, A.
Reviewer(s): Seddon, M.B. & Kristensen, T. (Mollusc Red List Authority)
Justification:
There is insufficient information on population status, distribution, threats and ecology to make a Red List assessment.
History:
2004 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Lake Malawi, dredged from 10-90 feet.
Countries:
Native:
Malawi; Mozambique
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Population [top]

Population: Population densities provided in Genner and Michel (2003) for mixed Malawi Melanoides give a max of 1370 individuals/m2. Also, Louda et al. (1983) states 123 individuals/m2 at Cape Maclear, shallow water.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is a freshwater species.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): No information available.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Kaunda, E., Magombo, Z., Kahwa, D. & Mailosa, A. 2010. Melanoides nodicincta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 October 2014.
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