Platyla maasseni 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Architaenioglossa Aciculidae

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): Páll-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.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Data Deficient (DD)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

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

Countries occurrence:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2: 4
Number of Locations: 1
Lower elevation limit (metres): 576
Upper elevation limit (metres): 576
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Population [top]

Population: There are no data on the population size or trend.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

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 2013: e.T17514A7112029. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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