|Scientific Name:||Burnupia stenochorias|
|Species Authority:||(Melvill & Ponsby, 1903)|
Ancylus stenochorias Melvill & Ponsby, 1903
|Taxonomic Notes:||The genus of Burnupia needs taxonomic revision. The number of species is uncertain. Currently 14 species are described, but it is very likely that there are too many described species (Brown 1994). The genus needs to be revised.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Data Deficient ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Kristensen, T.K. & Appleton, C.|
|Reviewer/s:||Curtis, B. Stensgaard, A-S. & Smith,K.|
The genus of Burnupia needs taxonomic revision. The number of species is highly uncertain. Currently 14 species are described, but it is very likely that there are too many described species (Brown 1994).
|Range Description:||This species is known only from the type locality at Ebb en Floed, Port Elizabeth, eastern Cape, South Africa.
It probably occupies much of the range known for the genus (Brown 1994). (Refer to the map for B. caffra which represents the whole genus.) The genus is widely thought to occur only in Africa but reports of its presence in the southern part of Sout.
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|Population:||No information available.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This genus is generally found in well-oxygenated water, especially on stones in streams and at lake edges (Brown 1994).|
|Major Threat(s):||No information available, but habitat loss and degradation could be a likely threat|
|Conservation Actions:||No conservation measures known of, but would be valuable with information about ecology, population size and distribution.|
|Citation:||Kristensen, T.K. & Appleton, C. 2010. Burnupia stenochorias. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.|
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