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BackPlutonia solemi Ibañez & Alonso, 2001

Plutonia solemi Ibañez & Alonso, 2001

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

Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries

Archipelago(s):
Canaries

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

Reviewer/s:
Neubert, E., Seddon, M.B. & Cuttelod, A.

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Assessment Rationale:

This species is endemic to La Palma, where it is widespread in the northern part of the island.. It is not facing any major threats and hence considered to be Least Concern (LC).

Geographic Range:

This species is endemic to the Canary Islands, where it is found on La Palma, and widespread in northern part of the island.

Regions:
Spain - Canaries
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
(km2)
Area of Occupancy (AOO):
(km2)
Elevation Lower Limit:
75 (m)
Elevation Upper Limit:
1800 (m)
Biogeographic Realms:
Paleartic
Presence:
Extant
Origin:
Endemic Canaries
Seasonality:
Resident

Population:

The size and trend within the subpopulations are stable.

Habitat and Ecology

This species lives in Laurel forests (Laurisilva) and Fayal-Brezal.

 

Major Threat(s):

Wild fires and expansion of housing, road constructions and change of land use are the main threats to this species.

Conservation Actions

There are no conservation measures; only a few subpopulations are situated in protected areas. Protection of the habitat of this species is requested. Valido et al. (1999) considered this species as LR/lc (low risk).