Coelatura rothschildi (Neuville & Anthony, 1906)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Unio rothschildi Neuville & Anthony, 1906


Conservation Status


Last record: 1980's (Van Damme, 2016)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)



Lake Turkana, Kenya (northern)


Biology & Ecology










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.

Van Damme, D. (2016). Coelatura rothschildi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T98179041A98179088. Downloaded on 03 March 2018.

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.

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


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