Species

BackCanariella hispidula (Lamarck, 1822)

Canariella hispidula (Lamarck, 1822)

  • 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:
Groh, K. & Neubert, E.

Reviewer/s:
Cuttelod, A. & Bilz, M.

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Assessment Rationale:

This species is endemic to the southeastern coast of the island of Tenerife and inhabits an area from Candelaria to St. Cruz de Tenerife. Its extent of occurrence is 125 km2 and it occurs in seven locations. Potential threats to this species are destruction of the habitat by quarrying, urbanisation, road construction and  particularly by extension of the industrial zone of St. Cruz de Tenerife. Additionally, the low coastal areas are target of tourism related construction activities, and thus may severely impact the subpopulations of this species. This species is listed as Vulnerable (VU) B1ab(i,ii,iii). This species almost qualifies for Endangered in case of ongoing destruction of habitat and loss of locations.

Geographic Range:

This species is endemic to the southeastern coast of the island of Tenerife and inhabits an area from Candelaria to St. Cruz de Tenerife.

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

Population:

Habitat and Ecology

This species lives in the dry temperate shrub vegetation (Piso basal).

Major Threat(s):

Potential threats to this species are destruction of the habitat by quarrying, urbanisation, road construction and particularly by extension of the industrial zone of St. Cruz de Tenerife (which is one of the fastest growing urbanization area in the east coast). Additionally, the low coastal areas are target of tourism related construction activities, and thus may severely impact the subpopulations of this species.

Conservation Actions

This species is not living in a protected area. Monitoring of population size and trends are suggested.