Saturday, March 11, 2017

Pastilla ruhuna

Binomial Name: Pastilla ruhuna

Pastilla ruhuna Ng & Tay, 2001 is an endemic species of freshwater crabs belongs to the monotypic genus of Pastilla. Population of this species is restricted to the southeastern wet zone of Sri Lanka. Also they live in burrows dug by them in the wet soil. According to IUCN Red list, it is in the category of ‘Endangered’ and conservation actions have to be taken to guarantee the future existence of this rare species.

  • The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species(tm) 2015-4 -
  • Identification guide provided by - Sameera Akmeemana