Platyla peloponnesica


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Platyla peloponnesica
Species Authority: Boeters, Gittenberger & Subai, 1989

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-09-04
Assessor(s): Triantis, K. & Vardinoyannis, K.
Reviewer(s): Feher, Z., Slapnik, R., Pall-Gergely, B., Cuttelod, A., Roberts, R., Reischütz, A., Livingstone, S. & Neubert, E.
This species is endemic to Greece. It is known from only one 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. It is only found in one locality and has a small area of occupancy. Due to its rarity and single location, this species is particularly vulnerable to habitat destruction and degradation and is therefore considered as Vulnerable D2. It is recommended that research is carried out to determine more about this species' distribution, population, ecology and threats.
1996 Data Deficient

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is endemic to Greece, found in the area of Lakonia in Peloponnese (Boeters et al. 1989). It is only found in one locality and has a small area of occupancy. The exact size of the area of occupancy is unknown.
Greece (Greece (mainland))
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Population [top]


The species was described from a few individuals found in a single locality (Boeters et al. 1989). There is no available information regarding the population trend of the species. 

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

This species is not used or traded.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Real potential threats to this species are 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. The reduction of the habitat where Platyla species are usually found (forests), could be a potential risk. However the destruction of the entire habitat is not very likely.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is listed in the Greek Red Data Book as Least Concern (Legakis and Maraghou 2009). There is no conservation action regarding the species.  The geographic range and the existing sub-populations of this species are not well known, therefore research activities are recommended on populations studies and distribution and on the ecology of the species.

Citation: Triantis, K. & Vardinoyannis, K. 2013. Platyla peloponnesica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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