Platyla maasseni


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Platyla maasseni
Species Authority: Boeters, Gittenberger & Subai, 1989
Platyla maaseni Boeters, Gittenberger & Subai, 1989 [orth. error]

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-09-24
Assessor(s): Slapnik, R. & Stamol, V.
Reviewer(s): Pall-Gergely, B., Triantis, K., Feher, Z., Cuttelod, A., Roberts, R., Ward, J. & Neubert, E.
The species has an extremely restricted extent of occurrence and area of occupancy as it is known from a single location. Thus it can be considered to be facing a high risk of extinction. However, this is a subterranean species, and its small population can be, to a certain extent, a sampling effect. Due to its rarity and single location, this species is particularly vulnerable to habitat destruction and degradation and is therefore considered as Vulnerable (VU) D2.
1996 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

This species is endemic to Croatia and is only known from one locality, from Milanovac Lake near Plitvice.

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Population [top]

Population: There are no data on the population size or trend.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in the subterranean parts of rocky, mostly limestone, areas.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Potential threats to this species are through the destruction of the habitat by quarrying, urbanisation, road construction or by other reasons. Waste sites can also have a negative impact on the species habitat through leaching of chemicals. However, the destruction of the entire habitat is not very likely as it is found in the Plitvice Lakes National Park.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is found in the Plitvice Lakes National Park. The geographic range and the existing sub-populations of this species are not exactly known, therefore research activities should focus on these two areas.

Citation: Slapnik, R. & Stamol, V. 2013. Platyla maasseni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 31 August 2015.
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