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Platythelphusa praelongata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA MALACOSTRACA DECAPODA POTAMONAUTIDAE

Scientific Name: Platythelphusa praelongata
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: Data Deficient 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:
This species is known only from a single locality from deep water in Lake Tanganyika in Zambia. It is listed here as Data Deficient in view of the absence of further information on its extent of occurrence, ecological requirements, population size, population trends, and long-term threats.
History:
2004 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is known only from the vicinity of Mbita Island, Zambia in Lake Tanganyika and was collected by fishermen in deep water (between 40 and 80 m).
Countries:
Native:
Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on population size, abundance, or trends. Platythelphusa praelongata is known only from a single specimen and from a single locality.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): None known.

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 praelongata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 November 2014.
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