Bythinella batalleri 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Littorinimorpha Hydrobiidae

Scientific Name: Bythinella batalleri Bofill, 1925
Bythinella alonsoae Bech, 1979
Bythinella brosi M. Bech, 1993
Bythinella cadevali M. Bech & C. Fernández, 1986
Bythinella espanoli M. Bech, 1979
Bythinella gonzalezi M. Bech, 1993
Bythinella perilongata C. Altimira, 1959
Taxonomic Source(s): Bank, R.A. and Neubert, E. 2017. MolluscaBase. Checklist of the land and freshwater Gastropoda of Europe. Last update: July 16th, 2017.
Taxonomic Notes:

There are currently six known synonyms for this species. More effort should be made to clarify the taxonomical status on some of its synonyms.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2009-08-31
Assessor(s): Martínez-Ortí, A.
Reviewer(s): Seddon, M.B., Nichols, C., Cuttelod, A., Ramos, M. & Rolán, E.
Contributor(s): Ramos, M.
This species is known from at least 63 locations in seven provinces in the East of Spain. There are threats towards this species, such as droughts and pollution, however due to its wide distribution and large number of locations it is considered as Least Concern (LC). Future work on this species may show more than one taxa could be represented and as such, if the species is considered at a later stage to be more than one species, then the conservation status may change (Ramos, pers. comm., 2010)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the east of Spain and is present in seven Spanish provinces: Alicante, Barcelona, Castellón, Cuenca, Tarragona, Teruel y Valencia (Boeters 1988; Tapia 1996; Pujante et al. 1998).
Countries occurrence:
Spain (Spain (mainland))
Additional data:
Number of Locations:63
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Population [top]

Population:There is no population data for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits freshwater springs and rivers.
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no trade information for this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Threats may include the seasonal droughts; previous springs where the species was located have dried up; as well as the over-exploitation and pollution of the aquifers and rivers.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species occurs in some protected areas; 'Els Ports: Port d'Arnes'. P.N. Serrà d'Espadà, P.N. Tinença de Benifassà, P.N.Peñagolosa or Red de Espacios del Plà d'Espais d'Interés Natural (PEIN). Appropriate site management and enforcement of protected area legislation is needed to prevent habitat degradation and disturbance of the species.  Further work is needed on the taxonomy of the species, as spring-snails in this genus have been shown to be complex with more than one species present within similar shell morphologies (Ramos, pers. comm., 2010)

Citation: Martínez-Ortí, A. 2011. Bythinella batalleri. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T156168A4915888. . Downloaded on 15 July 2018.
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