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Perbrinckia scitula

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA ARTHROPODA MALACOSTRACA DECAPODA GECARCINUCIDAE

Scientific Name: Perbrinckia scitula
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: Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) 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 of Bahir et al. (2005) is followed here. Listed as CR because its extent of occurrence is less than 100 km², and all individuals are in only two localities which count as one location because they will both be affected by the building of a dam which will greatly The are is not protected. In addition, this species is found in locally small numbers, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat from human-induced disturbance and pollution.
History:
2006 Not Evaluated (IUCN 2006)
2006 Not Evaluated

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Sri Lanka: Mahaweli Basin. The two localities are close together: Deltota, 7°10'14”N, 80°41'55”E, 1,071 m asl and Talawakelle (6.57N, 80.38E, 1,160 m asl, type locality).
Countries:
Native:
Sri Lanka
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Population [top]

Population: This species is not abundant (rare).
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: A waterfall species.
Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The habitat is subjected to degradation from directed human activities. The flow from St. Clair waterfall may be shut off as the result of a proposed Hydropower Development Project, which would mean a dam across the river just upstream of the type locality.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is not found in a protected area.

Citation: Esser, L. and Cumberlidge, N. 2008. Perbrinckia scitula. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 October 2014.
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