|Scientific Name:||Perbrinckia gabadagei|
|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:||Critically Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) 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) listed this species as Vulnerable. However it has an extent of occurrence and area of occupancy of 1 km², is in one location only, there is evidence of a decline in the extent and quality of its habitat, and as it has not been found since 1996 despite several attempts; therefore it qualifies as Critically Endangered and is possibly extinct.
|Range Description:||Sri Lanka: Only found at type locality on a footpath to Adam's Peak, Peak Wilderness (06 24'N, 080 38'E) in Sri Lanka. Range is approx. 1 km². Several attempts to find this species since 1996 have failed.|
Possibly extinct:Sri Lanka
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|Population:||Frequency of species at sites: rare|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Occurs in wet soil under stones in small streams.|
|Major Threat(s):||Habitat loss and pollution; its habitat is subjected to degradation by direct human impact. There is evidence that there is a decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.|
|Conservation Actions:||No conservation measures are known to be in place for this species but it is found in a protected area administered by Department of Wildlife.|
|Citation:||Esser, L. and Cumberlidge, N. 2008. Perbrinckia gabadagei. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 09 March 2014.|
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