Solatopupa juliana


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Solatopupa juliana
Species Authority: (Issel, 1866)
Taxonomic Notes: According to Kokshoorn and Gittenberger (2010) for a long time, S. juliana has been considered only a synonym of S. similis.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-04-02
Assessor(s): Pall-Gergely, B.
Reviewer(s): Neubert, E., Cuttelod, A. & Bilz, M.
The species has a relatively large distribution area and the habitat of the species is not effected directly by human activity. Therefore it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: According to Dr. M. Bodon and Prof. Dr. F. Giusti in Kokshoorn and Gittenberger (2010), this Italian endemic species is known from the extreme southeastern part of the province of La Spezia in Liguria, many localities in Toscana, and very few places in Lazio, as far south as the province of Latina.
Italy (Italy (mainland))
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Population [top]

Population: There are no information on population trends, but there is no reason to assume that the population is unstable or extremely fluctuating.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This is an obligate rock-dwelling species. Snails inhabit exposed rock faces.
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: The species is not used.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is a potential threat to this species if the rocks are destroyed by quarrying, by road construction or by other reasons. However the total destruction of the whole habitat is not very likely, therefore this threat is mostly „hypothetical”.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is possibly not protected at national level in Italy.

Citation: Pall-Gergely, B. 2013. Solatopupa juliana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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