Bulimulus eschariferus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Stylommatophora Orthalicidae

Scientific Name: Bulimulus eschariferus (Ancey, 1887)
Naesiotus eschariferus (Sowerby, 1833)
Taxonomic Notes: Synonym = Naesiotus eschariferus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Parent, C.
Reviewer(s): Coppois, G. & Seddon, M.B. (Mollusc Red List Authority)
Bulimulus eschariferus is endemic to San Cristóbal Island in the Galápagos Islands. The species is known only from one location with a range size of approximately 3 km². The range was probably greater sometime in the past as suggested by the numerous empty shells found on that island. The main threat to the species is habitat destruction and/or alteration and/or fragmentation by human activities.
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Bulimulus eschariferus is endemic to the Galápagos Island of San Cristóbal. It is known only from one location with a range of 3 km².
Countries occurrence:
Ecuador (Galápagos)
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Arid to transition zones. Found under lava rocks.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The reason for population decline is probably habitat destruction and alteration by human activities and introduced species. There is an established population of the invasive little fire ant, Wasmannia auropunctata, on the island (Silberglied 1972).

Citation: Parent, C. 2003. Bulimulus eschariferus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T3291A9739579. . Downloaded on 24 October 2017.
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