IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

Species

BackLeptaxis sanctaemariae (Morelet & Drouët, 1857)

Leptaxis sanctaemariae (Morelet & Drouët, 1857)

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum:
  • Class: Mollusca
  • Order: Gastropoda
  • Family: Hygromiidae
LC Least Concern
IUCN Red List Status:

Countries of Occurrence:
Portugal - Azores

Archipelago(s):
Azores

Assessor/s:
Frias Martins, A.

Reviewer/s:
Neubert, E. & Cuttelod, A.

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Assessment Rationale:

This species is endemic to Santa Maria island so has a small extent of occurrence (97km2), however it is abundant and faces no major threats, therefore it is considered as Least Concern (LC).

Geographic Range:

This species is only found on Santa Maria island, Azores.

Regions:
Portugal - Azores
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
97 (km2)
Area of Occupancy (AOO):
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Elevation Lower Limit:
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Elevation Upper Limit:
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Biogeographic Realms:
Palearctic
Presence:
Extant
Origin:
Endemic Azores
Seasonality:
Resident

Population:

Leptaxis sanctaemariae is common throughout Santa Maria island (Martins et al. 1991).

Habitat and Ecology

Leptaxis sanctaemariae is commonly found in forested areas, preferring clumps of undergrowing Hedychium gardneranum, but also frequently found under dead leaves and loose stones.

Major Threat(s):

Due to the extent of its range and its abundance, no threats are foreseen.

Conservation Actions

No conservation measures are needed.