|Gocea ohridana depicted on a stamp.|
Critically Endangered (IUCN 3.1)
Gocea ohridana is a species of freshwater snail within the family Hydrobiidae,found in Lake Ohrid, North Macedonia, in a small area less than 10km2. It lives in rocky areas along the shores of Lake Ohrid, being found in sublacustrine springs underneath stones as deep as 3 meters (9.8 ft) below the waters surface. It faces threats such as deforestation leading to erosion that can impact the snails ability to filter water; pollution from sewage coming from major cities adjacent to the lake; and an increase in fire hazards in the region. Because of its strict range, low abundance in findings, and threats to its specific environment, it has been classified as a 'Critically endangered' species by the IUCN Red List.
- ^ "WoRMS - World Register of Marine Species - Gocea ohridana Hadžišče, 1956". www.marinespecies.org. Retrieved 2022-12-10.
- ^ "IUCN Red List, Gocea ohridana". www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved 2022-12-10.