IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

Species

BackNapaeus roccellicola (Webb & Berthelot, 1833)

Napaeus roccellicola (Webb & Berthelot, 1833)

  • 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:

This species is endemic to the northwestern part of the island of Tenerife. It is recorded from seven locations and seven sites. Potential threats to this species are destruction of the habitat by quarrying, urbanisation, road construction and agriculture. The lowland habitats which can potentially be colonised by this species are rare in its distribution area. Thus this species is assessed as Vulnerable (VU), as the anthropogenic activities are increasing.

Geographic Range:

This species is endemic to the northwestern part of the island of Tenerife. It is recorded from seven locations and seven sites.

Regions:
Spain - Canaries
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
(km2)
Area of Occupancy (AOO):
28 (km2)
Elevation Lower Limit:
25 (m)
Elevation Upper Limit:
250 (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 dry temperate shrub vegetation (Piso basal) and open rocky habitats.

Major Threat(s):

Potential threats to this species are destruction of the habitat by agriculture (tomato and banana), quarrying, and increasing land-use by urbanisation and road construction.

Conservation Actions

There is no conservation action in place for this species.