Monacha cretica 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Stylommatophora Hygromiidae

Scientific Name: Monacha cretica Hausdorf, 2000

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern (Regional assessment) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-08-20
Assessor(s): Vardinoyannis, K. & Triantis, K.
Reviewer(s): Livingstone, S., Livingstone, S. & Neubert, E.

The fact that the species is favoured by human activities indicates that it in the near future it is unlikely to face any direct threats. The species is quite abundant, there are no known threats to this species and it is not used or traded. This species is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is endemic to Crete Island. Mainly distributed in the west part of the island (Vardinoyannis 1994, Hausdorf 2003).
Countries occurrence:
Greece (Kriti)
Additional data:
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Population [top]


There is no available information on the population trend of this species. 

Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

The species is found in many of vegetation types of the region and is significantly favoured by human activities  (Vardinoyannis 1994).

Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:No

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

This species is not used or traded.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

There is no evidence for the species being under current or future threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is listed in the Greek Red Data Book as Least Concern (Legakis and Maraghou 2009). No conservation action related with the species is currently applied

Citation: Vardinoyannis, K. & Triantis, K. 2011. Monacha cretica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T156655A4979254. . Downloaded on 22 July 2018.
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