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BackHemicycla eurythyra (O. Boettger, 1908)

Hemicycla eurythyra (O. Boettger, 1908)

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

Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries

Archipelago(s):
Canaries

Assessor/s:
Groh, K.

Reviewer/s:
Cuttelod, A., Neubert, E. & Ward, J.

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Assessment Rationale:

This species is endemic to the island of Tenerife. It is only known from a small area in the northeast of the island. Both the extent of occurrence (EOO) and the area of occupancy (AOO) are 4 km2. The potential threat to this species is the increasing urbanisation of Bajamar, which might seriously affect the very small population of this species. This species is assessed as Vulnerable (VU) D2, because the urbanisation is a possible threat in the future.

Geographic Range:

This species is endemic to the island of Tenerife (Yanes et al. 2009), where it is only known from a small area between Tejina ravine and Bajamar in the northeast of the island. The extent of occurrence (EOO) is 4 km2 and the area of occupancy (AOO) is also 4 km2.

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

Population:

There are no population data available.

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 the increasing urbanisation of Bajamar, which might seriously affect the very restricted population of this species.

Conservation Actions

There is no conservation action in place for this species.