Stereostele nevilli 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Stylommatophora Streptaxidae

Scientific Name: Stereostele nevilli (Adams, 1868)
Streptosele nevilli (Adams, 1868)
Taxonomic Notes: Two subspecies are described: S. n. nevilli and S. n. parvidentata Gerlach & Bruggen, 1999. There is one synonym: Streptosele nevilli (Adams, 1868).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2009
Date Assessed: 2006-01-11
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Gerlach, J.
Reviewer(s): Miller, R.M., Pollock, C.M. & Seddon, M.B.
The species is widespread within its limited range, and as a whole is assessed as Least Concern. The subspecies S. n. nevilli has an area of occupancy of 19 km² and can be considered Vulnerable (VU D2), while S. n. parvidentata is assessed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the Seychelles islands. It has a total extent of occurrence (EOO) of 600 km² and a total area of occupancy (AOO) of 48 km². S. n. nevilli is found on Silhouette island, and has an AOO of 19 km². S. n. parvidentata is found on the islands of Mahé, Praslin and La Digue, and has an AOO of 29 km².
Countries occurrence:
Seychelles (Seychelles (main island group))
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:48Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):No
Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO):NoEstimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:600
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:NoLower elevation limit (metres):50
Upper elevation limit (metres):990
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Population [top]

Population:In 2005, the population was estimated at over 1 million individuals: 526,000 individuals of S. n. nevilli and 669,000 of S. n. parvidentata.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Number of mature individuals:1195000Continuing decline of mature individuals:No
Extreme fluctuations:NoPopulation severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A predatory species feeding on medium-sized snails, this snail inhabits mid- to high-altitude forest.
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threat to this species is habitat deterioration, caused in the past by small-scale wood and farming plantations and currently caused by invasive exotic plant species (e.g., Cinnamomum verum).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: S. n. parvidentata is present in Morne Seychellois and Praslin National Parks. There are no protected popualtions of S. n. nevilli; protection of Silhouette island is required.

Citation: Gerlach, J. 2009. Stereostele nevilli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T168155A6460968. . Downloaded on 22 January 2018.
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