Species

BackMonilearia granostriata (Mousson, 1857)

Monilearia granostriata (Mousson, 1857)

  • 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:
Groh, K. & Neubert, E.

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

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Assessment Rationale:

This species is known from a very restricted area in the central part of the Jandia Pensinsula on Fuerteventura, with one location and seven sites. The species is threatened by uncontrolled goat grazing, and thus is assessed as Critically Endangered (CR) B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii).

Geographic Range:

This species lives in a very restricted area in the central part of the Jandia Pensinsula on Fuerteventura.

Regions:
Spain - Canaries
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
(km2)
Area of Occupancy (AOO):
8 (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 is a rock dweller; the habitat consists of lichen-rich vulcanic rocks including a sparse grassy vegetation.

Major Threat(s):

The main threats are from goats and tourist recreation, although the impact on the habitats is more uneven and hence the species is assessed on limited range.

Conservation Actions

This area is already under protection. However, it is highly recommended to control the grazing by goats. A removal of these animals from the area would be the most efficient measure to be taken.