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BackOxychilus atlanticus Morelet & Drouët, 1857

Oxychilus atlanticus Morelet & Drouët, 1857

Snail

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

Countries of Occurrence:
Portugal - Azores

Archipelago(s):
Azores

Reviewer/s:
Seddon, M.B., Groh, K., Allen, D.J. & Badia Boher, J.A.

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Assessment Rationale:

This species is endemic to the Azores Islands (Portugal), where it is found in Sete Cidades on Sao Miguel, in all types of forested habitats, including plantations. It also shows preference for scrubby damp habitats. The species is unlikely to be threatened by disturbance, as it is tolerant to a wide range of ecological conditions. This species is assessed as Near Threatened (NT) as, if any threats accelerate, it could rapidly become Vulnerable.

Geographic Range:

This species is endemic to the Azores Islands (Portugal), where it is found in Sete Cidades on Sao Miguel.

Regions:
Portugal - Azores
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
10 (km2)
Area of Occupancy (AOO):
10 (km2)
Elevation Lower Limit:
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Elevation Upper Limit:
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Biogeographic Realms:
Paleartic
Presence:
Extant
Origin:
Endemic Azores
Seasonality:
Resident

Population:

The population trend is not known.

Current Population Trend: Unknown 

Habitat and Ecology

The species is found at all types of forested habitats, including plantations. The species shows preference for scrubby damp habitats.

Systems: Terrestrial 

Major Threat(s):

The species is unlikely to be globally threatened, as it shows a very wide habitat tolerance.

Conservation Actions

There are no conservation actions to the species.