A newly discovered population of the critically endangered false limpet Siphonaria compressa Allanson, 1958 (Pulmonata: Siphonariidae), with observations on its reproductive biology.

Allanson, B.R. and Herbert, D.G. (2005) A newly discovered population of the critically endangered false limpet Siphonaria compressa Allanson, 1958 (Pulmonata: Siphonariidae), with observations on its reproductive biology. South African Journal of Science, 101 (1/2). pp. 95-97. ISSN 0038-2353

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Abstract

The endangered false limpet, Siphonaria compressa, originally described by Allanson in 1958 from Langebaan Lagoon, Saldanha, has been found living in intertidal eelgrass meadows in the embayment of the Knysna River estuary at Bollard Bay, Leisure Isle, Knysna, South Africa. This represents only the second known site of occurrence of the species. Although classified by the IUCN as critically endangered, the Knysna population is viable.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Endangered species (South Africa), Limpets, Molluscs, Siphonaria compressa
Subjects:Y Unknown > Subjects to be assigned
Divisions:Faculty > Faculty of Science > Zoology & Entomology
ID Code:894
Deposited By: Ms Vivien Botha
Deposited On:17 Dec 2007
Last Modified:06 Jan 2012 16:19
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