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Platythelphusa immaculata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA MALACOSTRACA DECAPODA POTAMONAUTIDAE

Scientific Name: Platythelphusa immaculata
Species Authority: Marijnissen, Michel, Cumberlidge & Schram, 2004
Taxonomic Notes: This genus was formerly assigned (Cumberlidge 1999, Cumberlidge et al. 1999, Marijnissen et al. 2004) to the Platythelphusidae. It was recently transferred to the Potamonautidae: Potamonautinae by Cumberlidge et al. (2007).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Cumberlidge, N. and Marijnissen, S.A.E.
Reviewer(s): Crandall, K. and Daniels, S. and McIvor, A.
Justification:
Platythelphusa immaculata is a recently described species that is currently known from only three locations in Lake Tanganyika. The species is newly-discovered and is currently known from only a few (25) specimens, collected recently. Listed as Least Concern because there are no known long-term threats to its habitat. If threats or a decline in habitat quality were known, it may qualify as Vulnerable under D2 and B1ab(iii) as it is known from only three locations and its extent of occurrence is probably less than 20,000 km².
History:
2004 Near Threatened

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Tanzania: The species is known only from Lake Tanganyika, in the vicinity of Kigoma, Tanzania.

Platythelphusa immaculata is a recently described species. It is currently known from only three locations in Lake Tanganyika. The species is newly-discovered and is currently known from only a few (25) specimens, collected recently. there are no known long-term threats to its habitat.
Countries:
Native:
Tanzania, United Republic of
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on population size, abundance, or trends.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known long-term threats to its habitat.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation measures are known to be in place for this species and it is not found in a protected area.

Citation: Cumberlidge, N. and Marijnissen, S.A.E. 2008. Platythelphusa immaculata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 October 2014.
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