Perbrinckia integra


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Perbrinckia integra
Species Authority: Ng, 1995
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.
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only five locations, with an extent of occurrence of 300 km², and with a threat of habitat degradation from human impacts despite being found in a national park. Locally it is common and there is no evidence of a current decline in habitat quality so it does not quality as Endangered.
2006 Not Evaluated (IUCN 2006)
2006 Not Evaluated

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Sri Lanka: Peak Wilderness between Heramitipana and Linihela.
Sri Lanka
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Population [top]

Population: Frequency of species at sites: common
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species has been recorded from streams (1,650 m a.s.l.) from under stones in shallow water (<10 cm deep).
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat loss and pollution.

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 administer by the Forest Department and the Department for Wildlife Conservation, which is nevertheless subjected to degradation by direct human impacts.

Citation: Esser, L. and Cumberlidge, N. 2008. Perbrinckia integra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 31 March 2015.
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