Hemicycla mascaensis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Stylommatophora Helicidae

Scientific Name: Hemicycla mascaensis Alonso & Ibanez, 1988

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-09-29
Assessor(s): Groh, K. & Alonso, M.R.
Reviewer(s): Neubert, E., Seddon, M.B., Gómez Moliner, B.J. & Cuttelod, A.
This species is only known at a single site in the region of Masca (Teno Mountains) on Tenerife where it is under pressure from recreational activities impacting this ground-dwelling species (Moliner Gomez et al. 2001). It is therefore considered as Critically Endangered (CR) B2ab(iii).
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the Canary Islands, where it is only found in the region of Masca (Teno Mountains) on Tenerife, where it was recorded from an area of less than 3 x 3 km (area of occupancy is 9 km2).
Countries occurrence:
Spain (Canary Is.)
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:9
Number of Locations:1
Upper elevation limit (metres):500
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Population [top]

Population:This large species is thought to be declining.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This ground-dwelling species is found in typical lowland canary island vegetation.

Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not used.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The main threats are from urbanisation and use of the region by tourists (path construction, use of mountain bikes on trails, jeep tours, picnic sites and tourist facilities)

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Recommended actions in Moliner Gomez (2001) include habitat protection. It is not listed by the National Red List (Verdu and Galante 2009) nor on the Canarian List, and as such it is not legally protected.

Citation: Groh, K. & Alonso, M.R. 2011. Hemicycla mascaensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T9876A13023870. . Downloaded on 24 September 2018.
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