Moitessieria locardi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Littorinimorpha Moitessieriidae

Scientific Name: Moitessieria locardi Bourguignat, 1863
Taxonomic Notes: Moitessieria locardi is considered as a valid species by every author.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern (Regional assessment) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-10-10
Assessor(s): Prié, V.
Reviewer(s): Gargominy, O., Seddon, M.B. & Window, J.
Moitessieria locardi is now reassessed as Least Concern based on widespread habitats and wide extent of occurrence over 9700km2. This species was originally assessed in 1996 as Vulnerable D2 (Bouchet in Baillie & Groombridge, 1996), based on a record, however apparently in error, as the species is more widespread.  Moitessieria locardi is also considered Least Concern in the regional assessments of Europe and the 27 European Union countries.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Moitessieria locardi is endemic to France, where is is found widely in the departments of Ardèche, Gard, Vaucluse, Drôme, Var, Alpes de Hautes-Provence, Alpes Maritimes and Alpes de Haute-Provence.
Countries occurrence:
France (France (mainland))
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:6500
Continuing decline in number of locations:Yes
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Population [top]

Population:There is no population data available for Moitessieria locardi.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Moitessieria locardi inhabits subterranean waters.
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Subterranean habitats are vulnerable to water pollution from domestic (sewage and run-off) or agricultural (nutrient loads, herbicide and pesticides) sources. Water absorption maybe another threat if the aquifers are overexploited.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Moitessieria locardi is listed as a protected species in France.

Citation: Prié, V. 2010. Moitessieria locardi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T13631A4272683. . Downloaded on 19 March 2018.
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