Species

BackMonilearia arguineguinensis (Seddon & Aparicio, 1998)

Monilearia arguineguinensis (Seddon & Aparicio, 1998)

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum:
  • Class: Mollusca
  • Order: Gastropoda
  • Family: Cochlicellidae
CR Critically Endangered
IUCN Red List Status:

Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries

Archipelago(s):
Canaries

Assessor/s:
Neubert, E. & Groh, K.

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

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Assessment Rationale:

This species is endemic to the east coast of Gran Canaria. Although this area is quite well researched, there is only one location known for this species (Seddon and Aparicio 1998). Obviously,  this species lives in a very restricted area, and the area of occupancy (AOO) can be considered to be very small (less than 10 km2). The habitat is seriously threatened by continuing constructions. This species is assessed as Critically Endangered (CR) B2ab(ii, iii).

Geographic Range:

This species is endemic to the east coast of Gran Canaria. Although this area is quite well researched, there is only one location known for this species (Seddon and Aparicio 1998). Obviously,  this species lives in a very restricted area, and the AOO can be considered to be very small (less than 10 km2).

Regions:
Spain - Canaries
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
(km2)
Area of Occupancy (AOO):
4 (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:

There is no information available on on the population size of this species.

Habitat and Ecology

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

Major Threat(s):

The coastal area is subject to heavy urbanisation, logging, and road construction. These threats might impact the population of this species.

Conservation Actions

Protection of the habitat against ongoing construction is required.