|Scientific Name:||Platyla maasseni|
|Species Authority:||Boeters, Gittenberger & Subai, 1989|
Platyla maaseni Boeters, Gittenberger & Subai, 1989 [orth. error]
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1|
|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.
This species is endemic to Croatia and is only known from one locality, from Milanovac Lake near Plitvice.
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|Population:||There are no data on the population size or trend.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species occurs in the subterranean parts of rocky, mostly limestone, areas.|
|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:||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 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 April 2015.|
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