|Scientific Name:||Perbrinckia fenestra|
|Species Authority:||Bahir & Ng, 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.|
The assessment by Bahir et al. (2005) is followed here. Listed as Vulnerable because all individuals are found in a single locality, which is a tourist destination so there are threats of disturbance and pollution. It is not listed as Critically Endangered because there is no evidence that there is a decline in the extent and quality of its habitat; however the extent of occurrence is estimated at <5 km² as this species has a very restricted range.
|Range Description:||Only known from the vicinity of Batadomba cave, near Kuruwita (06 47'N, 080 23'E) in Sri Lanka. Range probably 5km².|
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|Population:||Frequency of species at sites: rare|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species was found mainly among leaf litter beside small streams, although specimens were found under stones in moist soil as well, up to 5 m from the stream margin.|
|Major Threat(s):||Habitat loss and pollution. This cave is visited by tourists so there is a threat of accidental pollution and disturbance.|
|Conservation Actions:||No conservation measures are known to be in place for this species but it is found in a protected area administered by Forest Department.|
|Citation:||Esser, L. and Cumberlidge, N. 2008. Perbrinckia fenestra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 25 January 2015.|
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