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Perbrinckia integra

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA MALACOSTRACA DECAPODA GECARCINUCIDAE

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.
Justification:
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.
History:
2006 Not Evaluated (IUCN 2006)
2006 Not Evaluated

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Sri Lanka: Peak Wilderness between Heramitipana and Linihela.
Countries:
Native:
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 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 September 2014.
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