Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Sorbeoconcha Paludomidae

Scientific Name: Chytra kirki
Species Authority: (Smith, 1880)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2004-05-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Ngereza, C. & Nicayenzi, F.
Reviewer(s): Seddon, M.B. & Kristensen, T. (Mollusc Red List Authority)
This species has a widespread distribution with no major widespread threats identified.
Previously published Red List assessments:
2004 Least Concern (LC)
1996 Endangered (EN)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Lake Tanganyika. It has a patchy distribution on all coastlines.
Countries occurrence:
Burundi; Congo, The Democratic Republic of the; Tanzania, United Republic of; Zambia
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Population [top]

Population: This species occurs in low numbers, patchy, on soft substrates (E. Michel, pers. comm.).
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: It is widespread in the lake living in sand, silt and mud substrates. This species is documented to from 10-60 m (possibly 80 m).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by sedimentation.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No information available.

Citation: Ngereza, C. & Nicayenzi, F. 2010. Chytra kirki. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T4833A11099367. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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