Bulimulus cinerarius 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Stylommatophora Orthalicidae

Scientific Name: Bulimulus cinerarius (Dall, 1917)
Naesiotus cinerarius Dall, 1917
Taxonomic Notes: Synonym = Naesiotus cinerarius.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered 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 cinerarius is endemic to Floreana, Santiago and Isabela Islands in the Galápagos. It was not found alive over the past three years of collecting on Galápagos Islands. However, only one full week was spent collecting on Floreana Island, a month on Santiago Island and three weeks on Isabela Island, so the species might just have been overlooked. The three islands are large and potential range of suitable habitat is likely to be over 100 km² but certainly less than 5,000 km² overall. Suitable habitat on Floreana and Isabela Islands has probably declined over the last 100 years because of human settlement. However, the major threat to this species on Santiago Island is likely to be introduced species (fire ants, feral goats and donkeys).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Bulimulus cinerarius is endemic to the Galápagos Islands of Floreana, Santiago and Isabela (173 km², 585 km², and 4,588 km² respectively). Exact range area is unknown, but area of suitable habitat is less than 5,000 km².
Countries occurrence:
Ecuador (Galápagos)
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Population [top]

Population:The species has not been recorded during recent collecting on the islands, but it may have been overlooked. Number, size and locations of subpopulations are unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Arid zone.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The major threat to this species on Floreana and Isabela Islands is probably human activities (mostly due to farming) and introduced species. The major threat to land snails on Santiago Island are introduced species, particularly the little fire ant (Wasmannia auropunctata) and feral goats and donkeys.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Further survey work is required to determine range and locations of existing subpopulations.

Citation: Parent, C. 2003. Bulimulus cinerarius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T43996A10839620. . Downloaded on 24 October 2017.
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