IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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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 km (Brown 1994) but it is declining, however the species also occurs in the river (to at least 40 km downstream of the lake, and a little way upstream). The extent of occurrence is likely less than 20,000 km.


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