Melanoides nyassana 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Sorbeoconcha Thiaridae

Scientific Name: Melanoides nyassana
Species Authority: (Smith, 1877)

Assessment Information [top]

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

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Lake Malawi.
Countries occurrence:
Malawi; Mozambique
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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 found in soft sediment (silt, sand, fine gravel) in Lake Malawi.

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 nyassana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T44253A10882563. . Downloaded on 25 October 2016.
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