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Perbrinckia fenestra

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA MALACOSTRACA DECAPODA GECARCINUCIDAE

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).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2008
Date Assessed: 2008-01-01
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.
Justification:
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.
History:
2006 Not Evaluated (IUCN 2006)
2006 Not Evaluated

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Only known from the vicinity of Batadomba cave, near Kuruwita (06 47'N, 080 23'E) in Sri Lanka. Range probably 5km².
Countries:
Native:
Sri Lanka
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Population [top]

Population: Frequency of species at sites: rare
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

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 [top]

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 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 23 October 2014.
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