Aspatharia divaricata (von Martens, 1897)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status


Last record: 1898

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Lake Victoria


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Von Martens, E.V. (1897). Beschalte Weichthiere Deutsch Ost Afrikas. Volume 4. Facsimile Publisher.


Other references:

Cowie, Robert H., Régnier, Claire, Fontaine, Benoît, and Bouchet, Philippe. (2017). Measuring the Sixth Extinction: what do mollusks tell us? The Nautilus 131(1): 3-41.

Daget, J. 1998. Catalogue raisonne des mollusques bivalves d'eau douce africans. Backhuys, Leiden & Orstom, Paris.

Graf, Daniel L. and Cummings, Kevin S. (2021). A ‘big data’ approach to global freshwater mussel diversity (Bivalvia: Unionoida), with an updated checklist of genera and species. Journal of Molluscan Studies 87(1): eyaa034.

Lange, C., Seddon, M.B. & Van Damme, D. 2017. Aspatharia divaricata (amended version of 2016 assessment). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T44265A118384201. Downloaded on 02 May 2018.

Mandahl-Barth, G. (1954). ‘The freshwater mollusks of Uganda and adjacent territories’. Annales du Musée Royal du Congo Belge 8° Zoologie. 32: 1-206.

Mandahl-Barth, G. 1988. Studies on African Freshwater Bivalves. Danish Bilharziasis Laboratory, Charlottenlund, Denmark.


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