Grandbassa River Crab

Grandbassa River Crab


Liberonautes grandbassa


The species is only known to occur in one locality, Weeni Creek in Grand Bassa County, Liberia.


IUCN Red List status: Critically Endangered [1]
(updated on 01.02.11)

Liberian Status: None [2]

Geographical Range: The vulnerability of the species stems from the restricted range that it occupies, which is estimated to be less than 10 km2 [3].

Habitat and Ecology: The species occupies the Weeni Creek, a freshwater stream in the forests of Liberia [3].

Threats: Although no data on the population size or abundance is currently available for the Grandbassa River Crab, the species is suspected to be in decline [3]. Growing pressure of human activities on the rainforest and freshwater habitats, such as deforestation and water pollution are assumed to be contributing to the loss and degradation of the freshwater habitats on which the Grandbassa River Crab depends.

References:

[1] IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. <www.iucnredlist.org> Downloaded on 01 February 2011

[2] The Government of Liberia’s Forest Development Authority. [online] Available at: <http://www.fda.gov.lr> [Accessed 01.02.11]

[3] Cumberlidge, N. 2008. Liberonautes grandbassa. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 February 2011

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