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Agardhiella zoltanorum 

Scope: Global, Europe & Mediterranean
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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Stylommatophora Argnidae

Scientific Name: Agardhiella zoltanorum Subai, 2008

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-06-21
Assessor(s): Fehér, Z.
Reviewer(s): Neubert, E. & Ward, J.
Justification:
This species seems to be endemic to North Albania. The number of known locations is more than five and as identified threats are not thought to be significant there is no reason to suppose that the extent of occurrence (EOO), area of occupancy (AOO), number of locations, number of subpopulations or the number of mature individuals are declining or extremely fluctuating. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species lives in North Albania. There are known subpopulations from the following sites: Zall-Rec in the Lura Mountains, Gurri i Arrenit, Gurore in the Valbona valley and Nanshene in the Shent Mountains. Furthermore, empty shells of this species were also found in the fluvial debris of the Drin River, upstream of Komani (Subai 2008, HNHM Collection unpublished data). It is far from being well studied and new locations might be discovered in the future. There is no reason to suppose that the extent of occurrence (EOO), area of occupancy (AOO) or the number of locations are declining or extremely fluctuating.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Albania
Additional data:
Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):No
Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO):NoEstimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:1130
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):NoExtreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):No
Number of Locations:8Continuing decline in number of locations:No
Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations:NoLower elevation limit (metres):150
Upper elevation limit (metres):1500
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Population [top]

Population:

Due to the hidden life of this species, there is no data on population trend, but there is no reason to suppose that the number of subpopulations or the number of mature individuals are declining or extremely fluctuating.

Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals:No
Extreme fluctuations:NoPopulation severely fragmented:No
Continuing decline in subpopulations:No
Extreme fluctuations in subpopulations:NoAll individuals in one subpopulation:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

This species occurs in subterranean parts of rocky (mostly limestone) habitats.

Systems:Terrestrial
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:No

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species occurs in subterranean parts of rocky (mostly limestone) habitats. It is a potential threat to this species if the rocks are destroyed by quarrying or by other reasons such as from leaching from waste disposal sites. 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 not protected at national level in Albania. Its known sites are out of protected areas.

This is a recently discovered species. The geographic range of this species is not exactly known and there is hardly any data on its subpopulations. Any research activity should focus on these points. No conservation actions are required currently for this species.


Citation: Fehér, Z. 2011. Agardhiella zoltanorum. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T172006A6818893. . Downloaded on 16 August 2018.
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