Mahatha ornatipes 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Malacostraca Decapoda Gecarcinucidae

Scientific Name: Mahatha ornatipes (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).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
Assessor(s): Bahir, M.M., Ng Kee Lin, P., Crandall, K.A., Pethiyagoda, R. & Cumberlidge, N.
Reviewer(s): Darwall, W.R.T., Pollock, C.M. & 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.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Endemic to Sri Lanka. Batadomba Cave, Deerwood Tea Estate, Peak Wilderness, Galle, Kanneliya Forest - Galle, Bulutota Pass, Knuckles.
Countries occurrence:
Sri Lanka
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): unknown

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Protected sites, administered by the Forest Department.

Citation: Bahir, M.M., Ng Kee Lin, P., Crandall, K.A., Pethiyagoda, R. & Cumberlidge, N. 2008. Mahatha ornatipes. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T61711A12540713. . Downloaded on 25 June 2018.
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