IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

Species

BackCandidula ultima (Mousson, 1872)

Candidula ultima (Mousson, 1872)

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum:
  • Class: Mollusca
  • Order: Gastropoda
  • Family: Hygromiidae
NT Near Treatened
IUCN Red List Status:

Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries

Archipelago(s):
Canaries

Assessor/s:
Groh, K. & Neubert, E.

Reviewer/s:
Cuttelod, A. & Bilz, M.

Contributor/s:

Facilitators / Compilers/s:


Assessment Rationale:

This species is a local endemic taxon to Lanzarote. It is only known from the Isthmus de la Pared. Living specimens are only known from a single site (with an area of occupancy of four km2). It is not threatened, the habitat is in good condition. Therefore, it is assessed as Near Threatened (NT), almost meeting criteria B.

Geographic Range:

This species is a local endemic species to Lanzarote. It is only known from the Isthmus de la Pared. Living specimens are only known from an area of occupancy of four km2.

Regions:
Spain - Canaries
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
(km2)
Area of Occupancy (AOO):
4 (km2)
Elevation Lower Limit:
(m)
Elevation Upper Limit:
(m)
Biogeographic Realms:
Paleartic
Presence:
Extant
Origin:
Endemic Canaries
Seasonality:
Resident

Population:

There is no information available on on the population size or trend of this species. However, there is only one population known with living specimens, all other records come from fossil sites.

Habitat and Ecology

This species lives exclusively on sand dunes with meagre grass vegetation.

Major Threat(s):

There are no threats to this species known.

Conservation Actions

There is no conservation action in place for this species.