Avenionia brevis 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Littorinimorpha Hydrobiidae

Scientific Name: Avenionia brevis
Species Authority: (Draparnaud, 1805)
Taxonomic Notes: This taxon is considered as a valid species.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-11-10
Assessor(s): Prié, V.
Reviewer(s): Gargominy, O., Seddon, M.B. & George, S.
Avenionia brevis is considered widespread in eastern France, and although habitats are locally threatened, it is not thought to be threatened with extinction in the near future (Prie pers. comm. 2009).
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Data Deficient (DD)
1994 Insufficiently Known (K)
1990 Indeterminate (I)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Avenionia brevis is widespread in eastern France (Ain, Doub, Jura, Rhône, Côte d'Or Departments) (Prie, 2009, pers. comm).
Countries occurrence:
France (France (mainland))
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2: 18000
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Population [top]

Population: There are no population trend data available for this species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species lives in freshwater springs and probably in subterranean habitats.
Systems: Freshwater
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: No

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Springs sites are vulnerable to exploitation for water utilization for stock and domestic purposes. Consequently these sites get concreted over, or are overexploited leading to temporary loss of water. The pollution from domestic (sewage and run-off) or agricultural sources of the groundwater feeding the springs may be another important threat to the species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species is protected by law in France.

Citation: Prié, V. 2010. Avenionia brevis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T2436A9440324. . Downloaded on 01 December 2015.
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