IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

Species

BackNapaeus variatus (Webb & Berthelot, 1833)

Napaeus variatus (Webb & Berthelot, 1833)

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum:
  • Class: Mollusca
  • Order: Gastropoda
  • Family: Enidae
LC Least Concern
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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Assessment Rationale:

This species is endemic to the island of Tenerife, where it inhabits the whole northern part of the island. This species is relatively widespread and there is no known major threat. It is therefore considered to be Least Concern (LC).

Geographic Range:

This species is endemic to the island of Tenerife, where it inhabits the whole northern part of the island.

Regions:
Spain - Canaries
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
(km2)
Area of Occupancy (AOO):
(km2)
Elevation Lower Limit:
20 (m)
Elevation Upper Limit:
900 (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 lives in the dry temperate shrub vegetation (Piso basal), exceptionally in degraded laurel forests.

Major Threat(s):

Potential threats to this species are destruction of the habitat by urbanisation, agriculture and road construction. However the destruction of the entire habitat is not very likely.

Conservation Actions

Only small numbers of the subpopulations are under local conservation schemes.