|Scientific Name:||Mahatha ornatipes|
|Species Authority:||(Roux, 1915)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||This species was formerly included in the Parathelphusidae but has recently been reassigned to the Gecarcinucidae; Parathelphusidae is now regarded as a junior synonym of Gecarcinucidae (Klause et al. in press).
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Bahir, M.M., Ng, P.K.L., Crandall, K. & Pethiyagoda, R. and Cumberlidge, N.|
|Reviewer/s:||Darwall, W. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Unit), Pollock, C.M. (IUCN Red List Unit) and McIvor, A.|
Listed as Least Concern because although the species' extent of occurrence (EOO) is 5,000 km², it is known from >10 locations. At least some of the species' range lies within protected areas. It is relatively widespread and abundant and appears to be tolerant to changes in land use.
|Range Description:||Endemic to Sri Lanka. Batadomba Cave, Deerwood Tea Estate, Peak Wilderness, Galle, Kanneliya Forest - Galle, Bulutota Pass, Knuckles.|
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|Habitat and Ecology:||Occurs in freshwater aquatic habitats in the wet zone area of Sri Lanka. Non-type specimens obtained from wet sandy-rocky substrate, at or near small streams on a steep and heavily-wooded hill.|
|Conservation Actions:||Protected sites, administered by the Forest Department.|
|Citation:||Bahir, M.M., Ng, P.K.L., Crandall, K. & Pethiyagoda, R. and Cumberlidge, N. 2008. Mahatha ornatipes. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 09 March 2014.|
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