BackActinella arcta (R.T. Lowe, 1831)

Actinella arcta (R.T. Lowe, 1831)

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

Countries of Occurrence:
Portugal - Madeira


Seddon, M.B.

Cameron, R., Teixeira, D., Abreu, C., Groh, K., Cuttelod, A. & Neubert, E.

Killeen, I.

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Assessment Rationale:

Seddon (2008) suggested that this species is likely to be Least Concern (IUCN version 3.1).  Although this species has a restricted extent of occurrence, it is present at many disturbed sites on the south coast of Madeira, suggesting that it is not susceptible to disruption by human activities and has a wide range within this zone and hence is categorized as Least Concern (LC).

Geographic Range:

This species is endemic to the Madeiran islands where it is considered to be restricted to Madeira (although according to Seddon (2008) reporting records from the literature in the 1860-1880 period, it was apparently recorded by Paiva from Bugio in the Desertas but this record remains unconfirmed). On Madeira, it is mainly present on sites on the south coast from Ponta do Pargo to Canical.

Portugal - Madeira
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Biogeographic Realms:
Endemic Madeira


There is no specific data on population trends, although thought to be stable (Seddon, pers. comm., 2010)

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs in leaf litter and under rocks at low elevations on the south coast (Seddon, pers. comm., 2010).

Major Threat(s):

This species is not considered to be threatened and appears to be tolerant of disturbed habitats (Seddon 2008).

Conservation Actions

There are no known conservation actions in place for this species, neither are there any considered necessary for the conservation of the species.