IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

Species

BackNapaeus boucheti Alonso & Ibañez, 1993

Napaeus boucheti Alonso & Ibañez, 1993

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum:
  • Class: Mollusca
  • Order: Gastropoda
  • Family: Enidae
VU Vulnerable
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 island of La Palma. This species is recorded from five locations and five sites, one of them quite isolated. Thus, the overall distribution area is considered slightly fragmented. Wild-fires in the pine forests, which occur frequently on La Palma, may pose a considerable threat for this species. Therefore it is assessed as Vulnerable (VU) D2.

Geographic Range:

This species is endemic to the island of La Palma. This species is recorded from five locations and five sites, one of them quite isolated. Thus, the overall distribution area is considered slightly fragmented.

Regions:
Spain - Canaries
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
(km2)
Area of Occupancy (AOO):
20 (km2)
Elevation Lower Limit:
700 (m)
Elevation Upper Limit:
1200 (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 local pine forests (Pinar).

Major Threat(s):

The main threat for this species is wild-fires in the pine forests, which occur frequently on La Palma.

Conservation Actions

The complete distribution area of this species is under local conservation schemes.