Bulimulus achatellinus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Stylommatophora Orthalicidae

Scientific Name: Bulimulus achatellinus (Forbes, 1850)
Naesiotus achatellinus Forbes, 1850
Taxonomic Notes: Synonym = Naesiotus achatellinus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct) B1ab(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 achatellinus is endemic to the Galápagos Islands of San Cristóbal and Espanola, probably restricted to the humid zones of these islands. The last living specimens were found more than 20 years ago by G. Coppois on San Cristóbal Island even though the area where species was last recorded has been surveyed three times over the last three years. The reasons for population decline are unknown, but habitat destruction and/or alteration by human activities and/or introduced species are possible causes. Although the species has not been seen in over 20 years and is possibly extinct, it is assessed as Critically Endangered until further surveys can confirm whether the species is still extant.
Date last seen: 1980s

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Bulimulus achatellinus is endemic to San Cristóbal and Espanola Islands (558 km² and 60 km² respectively).
Countries occurrence:
Possibly extinct:
Ecuador (Galápagos)
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Population [top]

Population:Number of existing subpopulations and population size are unknown. The species has not been recorded for over 20 years and is possibly extinct.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Probably the humid zone of San Cristóbal and Espanola Islands.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The reasons for range and population declines are unknown. However, habitat destruction and/or alteration by human activities and/or introduced species are possible causes. The invasive little fire ant, Wasmannia auropunctata, occurs on San Cristóbal island (Silberglied 1972).

Citation: Parent, C. 2003. Bulimulus achatellinus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43983A10836398. . Downloaded on 19 October 2017.
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