IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

Species

BackNapaeus lichenicola Alonso & Ibáñez, 2007

Napaeus lichenicola Alonso & Ibáñez, 2007

  • 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.

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Facilitators / Compilers/s:


Assessment Rationale:

The species has an extremely restricted area of occupancy (8 km2) and is known from only two locations. It might be impacted by goat trampling and overgrazing and is therefore considered as Vulnerable (VU) D2.

Geographic Range:

This species is living in a small area on the Jandia Peninsula on Fuerteventura. This species is recorded from two locations and four sites.

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

Population:

The size and trend within the subpopulations are stable.

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs on lichen-rich rocks.

Major Threat(s):

The main threat for this species is trampling and overgrazing by goats.

Conservation Actions

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