Perbrinckia integra 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Malacostraca Decapoda Gecarcinucidae

Scientific Name: Perbrinckia integra 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.J. & Cumberlidge, N.
Reviewer(s): Darwall, W.R.T., McIvor, A. & Pollock, C.M.
Listed as Vulnerable because it is known from only five locations, with an extent of occurrence of 300 kmĀ², 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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Sri Lanka: Peak Wilderness between Heramitipana and Linihela.
Countries occurrence:
Sri Lanka
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:<300
Number of Locations:5
Upper elevation limit (metres):1650
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Population [top]

Population:Frequency of species at sites: common
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

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).

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.J. & Cumberlidge, N. 2008. Perbrinckia integra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2008: e.T61728A12547944. . Downloaded on 22 October 2017.
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