IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

Species

BackNapaeus avaloensis Groh, 2006

Napaeus avaloensis Groh, 2006

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum:
  • Class: Mollusca
  • Order: Gastropoda
  • Family: Enidae
NT Near Treatened
IUCN Red List Status:

Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries

Archipelago(s):
Canaries

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

Reviewer/s:
Temple, H.J. & Cuttelod, A.

Contributor/s:

Facilitators / Compilers/s:


Assessment Rationale:

This species is endemic to the eastern part of the island of La Gomera. It has an extremely restricted area of occupancy (12 km2) and is known from only three locations. However, there are not threats known to this species. It is therefore considered as Near Threatened (NT), almost meeting criteria B.

Geographic Range:

This species is endemic to the eastern part of the island of La Gomera. This species is recorded from three locations and five sites.

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

Population:

The size and trend within the subpopulations are supposed to be stable.

Habitat and Ecology

This species lives in the dry temperate shrub vegetation (Piso basal).

Major Threat(s):

There are no threats known to this species.

Conservation Actions

Approximately half of the subpopulations are under local conservation schemes.