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Pisidium artifex

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA MOLLUSCA BIVALVIA VENEROIDA SPHAERIIDAE

Scientific Name: Pisidium artifex
Species Authority: Kuiper, 1960

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2004-05-30
Assessor(s): Lange, C.
Reviewer(s): Seddon, M.B. & Kristensen, T. (Mollusc Red List Authority)
Justification:
This species is only known from one location, Hall Tarn (Mount Kenya) where its habitat is being severely degraded. It is therefore assessed as Vulnerable.
History:
2004 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Mount Kenya. It is known from the type locality Hall Tarn.
Countries:
Native:
Kenya
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Population [top]

Population: No information available.
Population Trend: Decreasing

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It exists at about 4,300 meters on the mountain.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Mt. Kenya forest has in the past experienced extensive destruction by fire outbreaks particularly in the dry periods. Several sections of the forest have also been extensively destroyed through illegal logging by local residents in search of timber, building materials and agricultural land.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Lange, C. 2010. Pisidium artifex. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 October 2014.
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