IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)

Distribution

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Range Description

Melanoides mweruensis is known only from Lake Mweru and the lower Luapula River (Zambia and DRC). The area of Lake Mweru is 4,850 km² (Brown 1994) but it is declining, however the species also occurs in the river (to at least 40 km² downstream of the lake, and a little way upstream). The extent of occurrence is likely less than 20,000 km².

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