Eobania vermiculata 

Scope: Europe
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Stylommatophora Helicidae

Scientific Name: Eobania vermiculata (O.F. Müller, 1774)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern (Regional assessment) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2011-03-27
Assessor(s): Neubert, E.
Reviewer(s): Cuttelod, A. & Bilz, M.

This species is widespread in Europe, and there is no known threat to this species. It is therefore considered to be Least Concern (LC) at the Euroepan level and at the level of the 27 member States of the European Union.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This is a Mediterranean species that is recorded from all countries bordering the Mediterranean Sea. Outside Europe it is also known from Northern Africa, the Near East, and the Mediterranean coast of Turkey. This species is easily distributed by human activities, its native range is almost impossible to assess.
This species is a tramp snail, and is introduced in many countries all around the globe.
Countries occurrence:
Albania; Bulgaria; Croatia; Cyprus; France (Corsica, France (mainland)); Greece (Greece (mainland), Kriti); Hungary; Italy (Italy (mainland), Sardegna, Sicilia); Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Malta; Spain (Baleares, Spain (mainland)); Ukraine
Additional data:
Range Map:156433-1

Population [top]

Population:The size and trend within the subpopulations are stable. This is a pest snail outside its European range.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits all types of maritime influenced Mediterranean habitats, it is a synanthropic species. Populations introduced to countries north of the Alps do not survive the continental climate regime.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is part of local diet, particularly in Spain and Italy. Due to the high reproduction rate, the population of this species is not affected.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

There are no conservation actions for this species.

Citation: Neubert, E. 2011. Eobania vermiculata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T156433A4944299. . Downloaded on 14 December 2017.
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