Species

BackCanariella bimbachensis Ibañez & Alonso, 2002

Canariella bimbachensis Ibañez & Alonso, 2002

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum:
  • Class: Mollusca
  • Order: Gastropoda
  • Family: Hygromiidae
VU Vulnerable
IUCN Red List Status:

Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries

Archipelago(s):
Canaries

Assessor/s:
Alonso, M.R. & Groh, K.

Reviewer/s:
Neubert, E., Seddon, M.B. & Cuttelod, A.

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Assessment Rationale:

The species is only present on a small area of the north coast of El Hierro in the Canary Islands where it is found in 4 - 6 locations. The major threats lie from agricultural impacts, urban development and road development change habitats especially in the coastal zone.  This species is close to meeting the threshold for Endangered, should the rate of change to the habitat accelerate on the island. However, for the moment, it is listed as Vulnerable (VU) D2.

Geographic Range:

The species is only present on a small area of the northern coast of El Hierro in the Canary Islands where it is found in 4 locations.

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

Population:

There are no population trend available. This species is rare, the population is dispersed in the north and north-west of El Hierro in 4 locations (8 sites).

Habitat and Ecology

This species occur in degraded lowland vegetation (Piso Basal) and is a ground-dweller.

Major Threat(s):

The major threats lie in the change of habitat, related to agricultural impacts, urban development and road development, especially in the coastal zone.

Conservation Actions

Habitat monitoring is recommended.