Pseudamnicola pieperi


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Pseudamnicola pieperi
Species Authority: Schütt, 1980

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-01-04
Assessor(s): Reischutz, P.
Reviewer(s): Seddon, M.B. & Nichols, C.
This species is only known from springs on the centre of Karpathos, Greece. Recent data on the status of these populations suggests it is only common at one spring, hence the species is considered Vulnerable (VU D2), although should there be new data on threats to the sites and status of the populations, then the species may qualify as Endangered.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Greece, where it is known from springs at Aperion, on the island of Karpathos. It has been reported from 3 other nearby springs in addition to the type locality (P. Reischütz pers. comm. 2009).
Greece (East Aegean Is.)
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Population [top]

Population: This species is only known to be abundant at one of the four sites where it has been found (P. Reischütz pers. comm. 2009)
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found freshwater springs.
Systems: Freshwater

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no use or trade information for this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threats to the species are extraction of water from the springs for domestic and other purposes, as well as changes in the hydrological regime impacting the groundwater recharge.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known conservation actions for this species. Habitat monitoring is recommended to monitor the impact of water extraction in the area.

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2011.2). Available at: (Accessed: 10 November 2011).

Citation: Reischutz, P. 2011. Pseudamnicola pieperi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 28 March 2015.
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