|Scientific Name:||Helix cincta O.F. Müller, 1774|
Helix elegans Kobelt, 1907
Helix giuliae Bourguignat, 1876
Helix melanotica Rensch, 1928
Helix pollinii Da Campo, 1849
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Neubert, E., Ward, J. & Livingstone, S.|
This species lives within a relatively wide range and there are several known sub-populations. There are no major threats. This species is listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||,According to Schütt (1996) this species is distributed in northern Italy, the Balkans, the Aegian Islands, western and southern Anatolia as far as to Lebanon. Fauna Europea describes this species only from Italy, Croatia, Slovenia, Montenegro, Serbia and Albania. The Albanian occurrence needs confirmation (Dhora and Welter-Schultes 1996, Fehér and Erőss 2009). Serbian and Macedonian distribution records (Hilendar, Dojran) are provided by Tomic (1959) but need serious re-examination. In spite of this, according to Stankovic et al. (2006) this species does not live in FYROM (former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia). In Croatia it lives only in the coastal zone (Soós 1943).|
Native:Bosnia and Herzegovina; Croatia; Greece (East Aegean Is., Greece (mainland)); Italy (Italy (mainland)); Lebanon; Montenegro; Serbia (Serbia); Slovenia; Turkey (Turkey-in-Asia, Turkey-in-Europe)
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This species is relatively abundant within its range. The population trend is thought to be stable.
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:|
This species occurs in different habitat types, such as in rocky habitats (rocky grasslands, rocky shrublands and forests) as well as in streamside vegetations (tallgrass or gallery forests). According to Schütt (1996) this species lives in humid and lowland areas influenced by marine climates.
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||No|
|Use and Trade:||As for most of the large snails of the Mediterranean, especially Helix spp., it is highly possible that this species is eaten as part of the local diet. However, there is no specific data on this.|
This species does not seem to be very sensitive to ongoing ecosystem modification or other realistic threats, such as through residential and commercial development. Local subpopulations might be threatened by the complete or severe destruction of the vegetation (deforestation followed by erosion, fire, etc.). However, considering the large extent of occurrence and the fact that various habitat types are preferred by this species, local activities do not affect the whole population.
|Conservation Actions:||This species is protected in Slovenia. In Croatia the subspecies, H. cincta elegans and H. cincta melanotica are protected. It is probable that several subpopulations live within protected areas. Due to the large and stable population there are no conservation actions currently required for this species.|
|Citation:||Fehér, Z. 2011. Helix cincta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T156386A4936568.Downloaded on 22 March 2018.|
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