Partula faba 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Stylommatophora Partulidae

Scientific Name: Partula faba (Gmelin, 1791)
Common Name(s):
English Captain Cook's Bean Snail, Polynesian Tree Snail
Partula subangulata Pease, 1870
Taxonomic Source(s): Gerlach, Justin. 2016. Icons of Evolution: Pacific Island tree-snails of the family Partulidae. Phelsuma Press, Cambridge.
Taxonomic Notes: A subspecies, P. f. subangulata, now extinct, was previously found on the neighbouring island of Tahaa.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct in the Wild ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2007-10-19
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Coote, T.
Reviewer(s): Cowie, R. & Seddon, M.B.
After the introduction of the carnivorous snail Euglandina rosea in the late 1980s, native partulid species began disappearing rapidly. By 1992 there were few left and no live wild individuals of this species were found during surveys in 1994 and 2000. Species from Raiatea is maintained in the international breeding programme.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species was endemic to Raiatea and Tahaa (neighbouring islands which share the same lagoon), Society Islands.
Countries occurrence:
Regionally extinct:
French Polynesia (Society Is.)
Additional data:
Number of Locations:0
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Population [top]

Population:The species now only exists in captivity.
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals:0
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The extinction of this species in the wild is attributed to predation by the introduced carnivorous snail Euglandina rosea.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is maintained in the international breeding programme.

Citation: Coote, T. 2009. Partula faba. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T16288A5597344. . Downloaded on 19 September 2018.
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