Orculella cretiminuta 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Stylommatophora Orculidae

Scientific Name: Orculella cretiminuta Gittenberger & Hausdorf, 2004

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern (Regional assessment) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-09-12
Assessor(s): Vardinoyannis, K. & Triantis, K.
Reviewer(s): Livingstone, S., Livingstone, S. & Neubert, E.
This species is thought to be relatively abundant. There are no known threats and this species is not used or traded. This species is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is endemic to Crete, and some nearby islets (i.e. Gavdos, Psira, Paximadia, Giannisada) (Gittenberger and Hausdorf 2004).
Countries occurrence:
Greece (Kriti)
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Population [top]

Population:The species is known from a significant number of localities (Gittenberger and Hausdorf 2004). There is no available information on the population trend of this species. 

Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

Usually found on the soil under stones and limestone rocks. It can be found in a variety of vegetation types. This species is an average height of 3.6 - 4.9 mm and a width of 2.2 - 2.45 mm.

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

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

This species is not used or traded.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

Grazing and fire can potentially restrict the populations of the species but currently there is no evidence for any direct threats for the species in the near future.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

This species is listed in the Greek Red Data Book as Least Concern (Legakis and Maraghou 2009). Although there are a number of areas in Crete included in various protection schemes, there is no conservation action regarding the species.

Citation: Vardinoyannis, K. & Triantis, K. 2011. Orculella cretiminuta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T187361A8515038. . Downloaded on 23 May 2018.
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