IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

This species is reported from the High Andean areas of Bolivia, Chile and Peru (Parada and Pereda 2002) and has also been found in Colombia (Kuiper and Hinz 1983) and north-western Argentina (Ituarte 1995). It has been found between 2,830 - 4,700 metres above sea level (Kuiper and Hinz 1984).

Specifically, this species has been reported in Cotacotani, Chile (Ituarte 1995). In Bolivia, it has been found in the river and lagoon Ulla Ulla, freshwater pools in Cordilleros de los Frailes, Pampa de Cheru, at 4,100 m above sea level, as well as in slow-flowing rivers in north-east La Paz and Lake Jhanko Khota, in the Cordillera Real mountain range (Kuiper and Hinz 1984). In Ischo-Kota, this species was found at 4,500 m above sea level (Kuiper and Hinz 1984). In Peru, this species has been found in a little lake near Carhuanmayo, Pampa de Junn, and also in Lake Titicaca, where it was recorded as a form called excessiva (with which it can be confused) and Sphaerium laurichochae. Additionally, this species has been found in the Lagun Alcacocha bei Junn, Lake Langui, and Capillacocha at 4,400 m above sea level (Kuiper and Hinz 1984). In Colombia, this species has been found in Alto Vallo de Launillas, Sierra Nevada del Cocuy, in valleys and meadows at 3,950 m above sea level, and Laguna de la Bersia, San Cayetano, Cundinamarca at 2,830 m above sea level (Kuiper and Hinz 1984).


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