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Bulimulus sculpturatus

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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
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Parent, C.
Reviewer(s): Coppois, G. & Seddon, M.B. (Mollusc Red List Authority)
Justification:
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.
History:
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Endangered (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Endangered (IUCN 1990)

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:
Native:
Ecuador (Galápagos)
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Population [top]

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

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. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 02 August 2014.
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