IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

Species

BackMonilearia tubaeformis Alonso & Groh, 2006

Monilearia tubaeformis Alonso & Groh, 2006

  • 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 is endemic to a small area on Lanzarote. It is known from four locations, the area of occupancy is 16 km2. There are no major threats affecting this species at the moment. It is therefore considered to be Near Threatened (NT). However, if a threat was to occur, this species could qualify for a higher threat category.

Geographic Range:

This species is endemic to the central and northwestern part of Fuerteventura.

Regions:
Spain - Canaries
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
(km2)
Area of Occupancy (AOO):
16 (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 lives in the dry temperate shrub vegetation (Piso basal). This is a ground dwelling species living under stones and in the soil.

Major Threat(s):

There are no threats to this species known, only small parts of the range can possibly be affected by agricultural activities.

Conservation Actions

Large parts of the subpopulations are under local conservation schemes.