East African tree hole crab (Potamonautes raybouldi)

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East African tree hole crab fact file

East African tree hole crab description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumArthropoda
ClassCrustacea
OrderDecapoda
FamilyPotamonautidae
GenusPotamonautes (1)

Information on the East African tree hole crab (Potamonautes raybouldi) is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

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East African tree hole crab status

The East African tree hole crab is classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Vulnerable

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (June, 2014)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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East African tree hole crab, these are thought to be the only photos of this species in existence  
East African tree hole crab, these are thought to be the only photos of this species in existence

© Julian Bayliss (PhD)

Julian Bayliss
Biodiversity and Protected Area Specialist Technical Advisor
Shire River Basin Management Program
The Government of Malawi
jlbayliss@yahoo.co.uk
http://www.julianbayliss.co.uk

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