IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

Species

BackNapaeus exilis Henriquez, 1995

Napaeus exilis Henriquez, 1995

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum:
  • Class: Mollusca
  • Order: Gastropoda
  • Family: Enidae
CR Critically Endangered
IUCN Red List Status:

Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries

Archipelago(s):
Canaries

Assessor/s:
Groh, K. & Alonso, M.R.

Reviewer/s:
Neubert, E., Seddon, M.B. & Cuttelod, A.

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Facilitators / Compilers/s:


Assessment Rationale:

This species is endemic to the northeast of Gran Canaria, where it is restricted to Jardin Canario, which is a garden conserving Canarian plants and, although there are threats of habitat degradation as result of urbanisation from adjacent villages, as such most of the habitat is protected. Thus the species is assessed as Critically Endangered (CR) B2ab(iii).

Geographic Range:

This species is endemic to the northeastern part of Gran Canaria, where it is restricted to Jardin Canario, which is a garden conserving Canarian plants.

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

Population:

There are no recent data on population status.

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs in lowland vegetation.

Major Threat(s):

The main threat to this species is the habitat degradation due to the urbanisation of adjacent villages.

Conservation Actions

Gomez et al. (2001) listed the species as sensitive to disturbance of the habitat and proposed protection of the habitat.