Species

BackNapaeus orientalis Henriquez, 1995

Napaeus orientalis Henriquez, 1995

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum:
  • Class: Mollusca
  • Order: Gastropoda
  • Family: Enidae
NT Near Treatened
IUCN Red List Status:

Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries

Archipelago(s):
Canaries

Assessor/s:
Groh, K. & Alonso, M.R.

Reviewer/s:
Neubert, E., Alonso, M.R. & Cuttelod, A.

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Facilitators / Compilers/s:


Assessment Rationale:

This species is endemic to a single site on La Gomera and although this site is not thought to face any threats to this site, there remain the possibilities that some event could impact the site in the future, in which case, it will directly qualify for a threatened category. Hence it is listed as Near Threatened (NT), almost meeting the criteria B. Conservation actions should include protection of the habitat and long-term monitoring.

Geographic Range:

This species is endemic to the Canary Islands where it is restricted to La Gomera at Roce de Aluce, Lomo de Higueral and La Cabezada (see Alonso et al. 1995)

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

Population:

This species is only known from a few specimens, so there are no population trends.

Habitat and Ecology

This species inhabits lowland vegetation (Piso Basa).

Major Threat(s):

No threats are known for this species.

Conservation Actions

No conservation actions are known for this species. Moliner Gomez et al. (2001) suggest that the habitat should be protected and that the species is sensitive to disturbance of the habitat. Conservation actions should include protection of the habitat and long-term monitoring.