IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

Species

BackMonilearia pulverulenta (R.T. Lowe, 1861)

Monilearia pulverulenta (R.T. Lowe, 1861)

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum:
  • Class: Mollusca
  • Order: Gastropoda
  • Family: Cochlicellidae
CR Critically Endangered
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:

The species has an extremely restricted area of occupancy (8 km2) and is known from only one location. Its habitat is already severely impacted by touristic infrastructure. There is no data whether there are surviving subpopulations still existing, or whether the species is gone extinct; the species is considered as Critically Endangered, Possibly Extinct B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii).

Geographic Range:

This species is endemic to the island of Gran Canaria. It is restricted to the area beyond the dune of Maspalomas stretching towards Arguineguin (Wollaston 1878).

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).

Major Threat(s):

The type locality of this species (described in 1878) is most probably destroyed by construction of hotels and other tourist infrastructure in the municipality of Maspalomas and Playa del Inglés.

Conservation Actions

There is no conservation known for this species or the area.