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Canariella hispidula

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA MOLLUSCA GASTROPODA STYLOMMATOPHORA HYGROMIIDAE

Scientific Name: Canariella hispidula
Species Authority: (Lamarck, 1822)
Taxonomic Notes: This species has been treated as comprising five clades which can be distinguished by shell morphology, distribution and habitat (Ibanez et al. 1995). However, currently this form is considered as a separate species (Bank et al. 2002).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(i,ii,iii)+2ab(i,ii,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2011-03-24
Assessor/s: Groh, K. & Neubert, E.
Reviewer/s: Cuttelod, A. & Bilz, M.
Justification:
This species is endemic to the southeastern coast of the island of Tenerife and inhabits an area from Candelaria to St. Cruz de Tenerife. Its extent of occurrence is 125 km2 and it occurs in seven locations. Potential threats to this species are destruction of the habitat by quarrying, urbanisation, road construction and  particularly by extension of the industrial zone of St. Cruz de Tenerife. Additionally, the low coastal areas are target of tourism related construction activities, and thus may severely impact the subpopulations of this species. This species is listed as Vulnerable (VU) B1ab(i,ii,iii). This species almost qualifies for Endangered in case of ongoing destruction of habitat and loss of locations.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

This species is endemic to the southeastern coast of the island of Tenerife and inhabits an area from Candelaria to St. Cruz de Tenerife.

Countries:
Native:
Spain (Canary Is.)
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Population [top]

Population:

There are no data on the population size or trend.

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

This species lives in the dry temperate shrub vegetation (Piso basal).

Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

Potential threats to this species are destruction of the habitat by quarrying, urbanisation, road construction and particularly by extension of the industrial zone of St. Cruz de Tenerife (which is one of the fastest growing urbanization area in the east coast). Additionally, the low coastal areas are target of tourism related construction activities, and thus may severely impact the subpopulations of this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

This species is not living in a protected area. Monitoring of population size and trends are suggested.

Citation: Groh, K. & Neubert, E. 2011. Canariella hispidula. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.
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