Species

BackMoreletina vespertina (Morelet, 1860)

Moreletina vespertina (Morelet, 1860)

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum:
  • Class: Mollusca
  • Order: Gastropoda
  • Family: Hygromiidae
LC Least Concern
IUCN Red List Status:

Countries of Occurrence:
Portugal - Azores

Archipelago(s):
Azores

Assessor/s:
Frias Martins, A.

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

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Assessment Rationale:

This species is present on four islands in the Azores: Terceira, São Jorge, Fayal and Pico (Extent of occurrence = 7500 km2) where it has adapted to secondary forest. It is common throughout the four islands and faces no major threats, so it is considered as Least Concern (LC).

Geographic Range:

This species is found on Terceira, São Jorge, Fayal and Pico islands, Azores. Morelet (1860) mentioned this species only for Terceira, but Backhuys (1975) has given the correct account of its actual distribution.

Regions:
Portugal - Azores
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
7500 (km2)
Area of Occupancy (AOO):
(km2)
Elevation Lower Limit:
150 (m)
Elevation Upper Limit:
1040 (m)
Biogeographic Realms:
Palearctic
Presence:
Extant
Origin:
Endemic Azores
Seasonality:
Resident

Population:

This species is fairly common throughout each of the islands it is present on Terceira, São Jorge, Fayal and Pico islands. (Cunha et al. 2005, Martins et al. 2006).

Habitat and Ecology

Moreletina vespertina lives in the drier portions of endemic and, most frequently, secondary forests, where it can be found under dead leaves, fallen logs as well as under loose stones. It is distributed from about 150 m (Ribeiras, Pico island: coordinates unavailable) to over 1000 m (Cabeço da Bola, Pico island: N 38º 28' 42"; W 028º 25' 11"; 1040 m) (Martins et al. 2006).

Major Threat(s):

Due to its wide range of habitats, no threats are foreseen.

Conservation Actions

No conservation measures are needed.