Bulimulus galapaganus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Stylommatophora Orthalicidae

Scientific Name: Bulimulus galapaganus (Pfeiffer, 1854)
Taxonomic Notes: Synonym = Naesiotus galapaganus.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically 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 galapaganus is endemic to Floreana Island in the Galápagos Islands. 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, so the species' presence may have been overlooked. The range of suitable habitat for this species is likely to have declined because of human activities on this island (mostly because of farming). The area of habitat now available for this species is likely to be less than 100 km².

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Bulimulus galapaganus is endemic to the Galápagos Island of Floreana (173 km²). The range of suitable habitat is likely to be less than 100 km².
Countries occurrence:
Ecuador (Galápagos)
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Population [top]

Population:It has not been recorded during recent collections in the Galápagos Islands, but Floreana Island was not surveyed extensively so the species may have been overlooked there.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Exact habitat type is unknown.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat alteration and/or destruction by human activities (mostly farming) and introduced species. There is an established population of the invasive little fire ant, Wasmannia auropunctata, on the island (Silberglied 1972).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Further surveys of the island are needed to establish the size and range of the population.

Citation: Parent, C. 2003. Bulimulus galapaganus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2003: e.T44002A10847122. . Downloaded on 24 October 2017.
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