Xerocrassa turolensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Stylommatophora Hygromiidae

Scientific Name: Xerocrassa turolensis (Ortiz de Zarate Lopez, 1963)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened (Regional assessment) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-09-11
Assessor(s): Martínez-Ortí, A.
Reviewer(s): Neubert, E. & Nichols, C.
This species is endemic to the province of Teruel in Spain where it has an Extent of occurrence of 1,400 km2, an Area of occupancy of 28 km2 and is known from 13 locations. Currently this species does not qualify for a threatened category due to its number of locations, however it is threatened by fires and anthropogenic pressure which could reduce the number of locations to a level where they meet the criteria for a threatened category, therefore it is assessed as Near Threatened (NT).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is an Iberian endemic found only in Spain, where it is restricted to Aragon in the province of Teruel.
Countries occurrence:
Spain (Spain (mainland))
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:28
Number of Locations:13
Upper elevation limit (metres):1600
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Population [top]

Population:There are eleven known populations of this species. Observations have shown that populations present a good number of specimens.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species lives under stones, wood or in the base of vegetation in meadows of Alpine type between altitudes of 1,200 and1,600 m.
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:No

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is collected for shell specimens.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are fires, quarries, extension of roads, ranching and shell collecting.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The recommended conservation actions for this species is the protection of its habitat and known populations.

Citation: Martínez-Ortí, A. 2011. Xerocrassa turolensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T156815A5002202. . Downloaded on 16 December 2017.
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