Zonites anaphiensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Stylommatophora Zonitidae

Scientific Name: Zonites anaphiensis Riedel & Mylonas, 1981
Taxonomic Source(s): Bank, R.A. 2017. Fauna Europeae Project: Checklist of the land and freshwater Gastropoda of Europe. Last update: February 18th, 2017. Fauna Europea Project: Hoogezand.
Identification information: Preliminary results indicate that  taxonomy of Zonites requires revision (Kornilios et al. 2009).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2016-08-30
Assessor(s): Triantis, K.
Reviewer(s): Dedov, I., Georgiev, D., Neubert, E. & Parmakelis, A.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Neubert, E.

This species is endemic to the Island of Anafi in Greece. It is most probably absent from the southern part of the island. Any modification of its habitat may pose a serious threat to the species, given its very restricted range. The species is therefore assessed as Vulnerable (VU). More research is needed on the threats and distribution of this species.

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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is endemic to the Island of Anafi, part of the Cyclades Islands in the Aegean Sea, Greece. Most probably the species is absent from the southern part of the island (Mylonas 1982, Riedel 1992, Kornilios et al. 2009).
Countries occurrence:
Greece (Greece (mainland))
Additional data:
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):NoExtreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):Unknown
Continuing decline in number of locations:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations:Unknown
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Population [top]

Population:The species is not common. There is no available information on the population trend.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

The species is found in shrublands (phrygana and maquis vegetation), especially in limestone areas.

Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Unknown

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

This species is not used or traded.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

Grazing, tourist activities and fire can potentially restrict the population of the species but there is no evidence for any direct threats at present, or in the near future.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

The species is present in at least one protected area. There are no conservation actions regarding the species. Research is recommended upon the population trend and size, distribution, threats and ecology of the species. Other species from its genus in the broad region of the Aegean Sea have been reported to decline or even to become regionally extinct, which may be regarded as an indication of vulnerability of these species to environmental alterations.

Citation: Triantis, K. 2017. Zonites anaphiensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T23213A85575948. . Downloaded on 24 June 2018.
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