Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Stylommatophora Orthalicidae

Scientific Name: Bulimulus sculpturatus
Species Authority: (Pfeiffer, 1846)
Taxonomic Notes: Synonym = Naesiotus sculpturatus.

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 sculpturatus is endemic to Santiago Island in the Galápagos Islands. It is known only from one population found in a small area near a natural fresh water source. Total range area is no more than 1 km² and there are probably no more than 200 individuals. The main threats to the species are introduced ants (Wasmannia auropunctata) and destruction and/or alteration of habitat by introduced goats.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Vulnerable (VU)
1994 Endangered (E)
1990 Endangered (E)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Bulimulus sculpturatus is endemic to the Galápagos Island of Santiago (585 km²). It is known from only one population with a very restricted range (<1 km²).
Countries occurrence:
Ecuador (Galápagos)
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Population [top]

Population: There are probably no more than 200 individuals.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Humid zone. Found under lava rocks.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Introduced ants (Wasmannia auropunctata) and destruction and/or alteration of habitat by introduced goats

Citation: Parent, C. 2003. Bulimulus sculpturatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T3301A9747846. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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