Pseudamnicola pieperi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Littorinimorpha Hydrobiidae

Scientific Name: Pseudamnicola pieperi 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).
Countries occurrence:
Greece (East Aegean Is.)
Additional data:
Number of Locations:4
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

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)
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found freshwater springs.

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.

Classifications [top]

5. Wetlands (inland) -> 5.9. Wetlands (inland) - Freshwater Springs and Oases
suitability:Suitable  major importance:Yes
4. Education & awareness -> 4.3. Awareness & communications

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
7. Natural system modifications -> 7.2. Dams & water management/use -> 7.2.4. Abstraction of surface water (unknown use)
♦ timing:Unknown    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion

7. Natural system modifications -> 7.2. Dams & water management/use -> 7.2.8. Abstraction of ground water (unknown use)
♦ timing:Unknown    
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion

1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
3. Monitoring -> 3.4. Habitat trends

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 2011: e.T155802A4845622. . Downloaded on 23 February 2018.
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