IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

Species

BackPlutonia ripkeni Alonso & Ibañez, 2000

Plutonia ripkeni Alonso & Ibañez, 2000

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

This species is endemic to La Gomera, where it is widespread. It is not facing any major threats and hence considered to be Least Concern (LC).

Geographic Range:

This species is widespread in the lowland of La Gomera.

Regions:
Spain - Canaries
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
(km2)
Area of Occupancy (AOO):
(km2)
Elevation Lower Limit:
200 (m)
Elevation Upper Limit:
1025 (m)
Biogeographic Realms:
Paleartic
Presence:
Extant
Origin:
Endemic Canaries
Seasonality:
Resident

Population:

The size and trend within the subpopulations are stable. The sub-populations are scattered.

Habitat and Ecology

This species lives in the dry temperate shrub vegetation (Piso basal),border of Laurisilva, Brezal, extensive meadows, ruderal areas of cultivated land ruderal areas and humid anthropogenic habitats.

Major Threat(s):

In the borders of the distribution, it is affected by urbanization and intensifying agriculture, possibly also by tourism, logging and road constructions.

Conservation Actions

Protection of habitats is required, even if many sites are already in protected areas. Valido et al. (1999) considered this species as LR/lc (low risk).