Hygromia cinctella 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Stylommatophora Hygromiidae

Scientific Name: Hygromia cinctella (Draparnaud, 1801)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2011-04-05
Assessor(s): Páll-Gergely, B.
Reviewer(s): Cuttelod, A. & Bilz, M.
The species has a large distribution area and the habitat of the species is usually not affected directly by human activity, therefore it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:According to AnimalBase (2010), the species lives in Italy and Slovenia, north-west of Croatia, south-east of France, south of Switzerland, Sicily, Corsica, but not Sardinia. it is introduced to France, England and central Europe. It is probably native in Italy and in the adjacent regions of Slovenia-Croatia and southern France, possibly to the north-east of Spain (first record there by Graells in 1846). It was first observed in Hungary in the 1930s. it appeared in north-west France in the 1940s and spread rapidly, today it is found almost in the entire country. It was introduced to Cornwall before 1950 with nurseries or garden plants and is still spreading rapidly; it has recently reached Devon and the London area. it was first recorded in Germany and the Netherlands in the 1990s.
Countries occurrence:
Croatia; France (Corsica, France (mainland)); Italy (Italy (mainland), Sicilia); Slovenia; Spain (Spain (mainland))
Austria; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Switzerland; United Kingdom (Great Britain)
Additional data:
Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):No
Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO):NoEstimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):NoExtreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):No
Continuing decline in number of locations:No
Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations:No
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information on population trends, but there is no reason to assume that the population is unstable or extremely fluctuating.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:According to AnimalBase (2010), the species prefers pen habitats, lives among low shrubs and herbs, often at small water currents or in river valleys. In Switzerland, it is almost exclusively found in cultivated habitats, in gardens with shrubs and herbs, rarely in natural forests, up to 900 m asl; it is probably not native there. In England, it occurs among grass, Urtica dioica, Hedera helix, umbellifers and similar plants on roadsides, under stone walls and in gardens. In Germany, it is in disturbed habitats of densely populated regions, rarely surveyed by malacologists, so the species is probably much more widely distributed than currently known.
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:No

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: The species is not used.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is not very sensitive to ecosystem modification. Local sub-populations might be threatened by the complete or severe destruction of the vegetation (deforestation followed by erosion, fire, mining, etc.). Considering the large extent of occurrence and the large number of sub-populations, local events would not affect the whole population significantly.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures.

Citation: Páll-Gergely, B. 2011. Hygromia cinctella. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T156826A5003834. . Downloaded on 24 September 2018.
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