|Scientific Name:||Oziothelphusa ritigala|
|Species Authority:||Bahir & Yeo, 2005|
|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:||Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Esser, L. and Cumberlidge, N.|
|Reviewer(s):||Darwall, W. (IUCN Freshwater Biodiversity Assessment Unit), Pollock, C.M. (IUCN Red List Unit) and McIvor, A.|
Listed as Vulnerable because it is found in only two locations and there are threats from habitat degradation. Its extent of occurrence is less than 900 km². However its populations are locally strong, and it can live in human modified habitats.
|Range Description:||Sri Lanka: Only known from Ritigala and Mundel, in the north central dry zone of Sri Lanka.|
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|Population:||Frequency of species at sites: common.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Found in deep burrows in rice-field embankments and adjacent stream margins and in the banks of the canals and streams.|
|Major Threat(s):||Habitat loss and pollution.|
|Conservation Actions:||No conservation measures are known to be in place for this species. It is found in a protected area administered by Department of Wildlife Conservation and subject to degradation (direct human impacts).|
|Citation:||Esser, L. and Cumberlidge, N. 2008. Oziothelphusa ritigala. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 18 April 2015.|
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