IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

Species

BackMonilearia loweana (Wollaston, 1878)

Monilearia loweana (Wollaston, 1878)

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

Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries

Archipelago(s):
Canaries

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

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

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Assessment Rationale:

This species is relatively widespread and there is no known major threat. It is therefore considered to be Least Concern (LC).

Geographic Range:

This species is endemic to Lanzarote. It lives in a restricted area along the Riscos from Risco de Famara to Mirador del Rio. There are two isolated sites recorded from the lowlands east of the Riscos (Ibanez et al. 2006).

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

Population:

There are no data on the population size or trend.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is a rock dweller on lichen-rich vulcanic rocks.

Major Threat(s):

There are no threats to this species known.

Conservation Actions

The major parts of the subpopulations are under local conservation schemes.