IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

Species

BackMonilearia montigena Bank, Groh & Ripken, 2002

Monilearia montigena Bank, Groh & Ripken, 2002

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum:
  • Class: Mollusca
  • Order: Gastropoda
  • Family: Cochlicellidae
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.

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Assessment Rationale:

This species has a restricted extent of occurrence of 150 km2. Parts of the distribution area, particularly the lowlands, are under threat because of increasing spread of urbanisation of the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria. These activities are increasing, and may drive considerable parts of subpopulations of this species into problems. For this reason, this species is here listed as Near Threatened, almost meeting the criteria B, but further monitoring is recommended, which may lead to a higher threat category.

Geographic Range:

This species is widespread in the northeast of Gran Canaria (El Monte district).

Regions:
Spain - Canaries
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
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Area of Occupancy (AOO):
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Elevation Lower Limit:
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Elevation Upper Limit:
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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 lives in the dry temperate shrub vegetation (Piso basal and Piso infracanario).

Major Threat(s):

Parts of the distribution area, particularly the lowlands, are under threat because of increasing spread of urbanisation of the city of Las Palmas de Gran Canaria.

Conservation Actions

Small parts of the distribution area are under protection (Paisaje  protegido de Pino Santo and Roque Nublo).