IUCN SSC Mid-Atlantic Island Invertebrates Specialist Group

Species

BackPlutonia tamaranensis (Valido, 1990)

Plutonia tamaranensis (Valido, 1990)

  • 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:

Thsi species is endemic to the high mountains of Gran Canaria between 900 and 1650m asl and is considered to be Least Concern (LC) as it is present in cultivated areas suggesting tolerant to disturbance.

Geographic Range:

Thsi species is endemic to the high mountains of Gran Canaria between 900 and 1650 m asl.

Regions:
Spain - Canaries
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
(km2)
Area of Occupancy (AOO):
(km2)
Elevation Lower Limit:
900 (m)
Elevation Upper Limit:
1650 (m)
Biogeographic Realms:
Paleartic
Presence:
Extant
Origin:
Endemic Canaries
Seasonality:
Resident

Population:

There are no data on the population size or trend. The subpopulations are scattered.

Habitat and Ecology

This species lives in the high montane  local pine forests (Pinar) and in the relics of Laurel forests (Laurisilva). It is also found in barrancos and in humid ruderal areas.

Major Threat(s):

There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

Conservation of the habitat is required. Valido et al. (1999) considered this species as LR/lc (low risk).