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Abida secale

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA MOLLUSCA GASTROPODA STYLOMMATOPHORA CHONDRINIDAE

Scientific Name: Abida secale
Species Authority: (Draparnaud, 1801)
Taxonomic Notes: Several subspecies have been described (Kokshoorn and Gittenberger 2010).

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): Ward, J. & Cuttelod, A.
Justification:
The species has a relatively large distribution area and the habitat of the species is not affected significantly by human activity, therefore it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).

This species has also been assessed at the regional level as:
EU27 regional assessment: Least Concern (LC) at the level of the 27 member states of the European Union.
European regional assessment: Least Concern (LC).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This is a widespread species, which is found from Spain to western Slovakia, Romania and England.
Countries:
Native:
Andorra; Austria; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; France (France (mainland)); Germany; Italy (Italy (mainland), Sardegna); Liechtenstein; Luxembourg; Romania; Slovakia; Spain (Spain (mainland)); Switzerland; United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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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.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: According to AnimalBase, the species inhabits rocks and rock rubble in forests (not too dark), in trees, on calcareous substrate or on meadows with bare rocks showing through. It can be found above the timberline, up to 2,700 m asl. In France it is also found in dense populations in dry and sunny meadows devoid of rocks. In Britain it is usually in unshaded habitats.
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. According to AnimalBase (2010) in central Europe it threatened by habitat destruction in forest management, and in Britain by changes of land use. However the total destruction of the whole habitat is not very likely, therefore this threat is mostly hypothetical.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Several sub-populations inhabit protected areas. The species is of Lower Concern in Austria, decreasing (4R) in Bavaria outside the Alps and Lower Concern in Germany (Reischütz 2007, Falkner et al. 2002). No conservation actions are currently required.

Citation: Pall-Gergely, B. 2013. Abida secale. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 October 2014.
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