IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

Species

BackPlutonia laxata (Morelet, 1860)

Plutonia laxata (Morelet, 1860)

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum:
  • Class: Mollusca
  • Order: Gastropoda
  • Family: Vitrinidae
LC Least Concern
IUCN Red List Status:

Countries of Occurrence:
Portugal - Azores

Archipelago(s):
Azores

Assessor/s:
Frias Martins, A.

Reviewer/s:
Neubert, E. & Nichols, C.

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Assessment Rationale:

This species is endemic to São Miguel island, Azores (Portugal). It is widespread on this island and has adapted to secondary forests; therefore no threats are foreseen and it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).

Geographic Range:

This species is endemic to São Miguel island, Azores (Portugal) (Mordan and Martins 2001).

Regions:
Portugal - Azores
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
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Area of Occupancy (AOO):
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Biogeographic Realms:
Palearctic
Presence:
Extant
Origin:
Endemic Azores
Seasonality:
Resident

Population:

This species is widely distributed on São Miguel (Mordan and Martins 2001).

Habitat and Ecology

This species lives in mountain forested habitats, endemic and secondary, under dead leaves and rotting branches, and among the rhizomes of Hedychium gardneranum.

Major Threat(s):

This species has  adapted well to secondary forest, mainly where there is good undergrowth of Hedychium, therefore no threats are foreseen.

Conservation Actions

There are no conservation measures needed.