Abida gittenbergeri 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Stylommatophora Chondrinidae

Scientific Name: Abida gittenbergeri
Species Authority: Bössneck, 2000

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-10-27
Assessor(s): Gómez, B.
Reviewer(s): Neubert, E., Seddon, M.B. & Livingstone, S.
This species is endemic to Spain and the French Pyrenees. It lives only in a small region, in La Garrotxa and Alt Empordá regions (Girona, north of Catalonia) as well as in the neighbouring French locality of Coustouges. Although its extent of occurrence are very limited and the number of locations is below ten, there is not a continuous decline in distribution range, habitat or locations. If land-use management changed significantly, and range decline was observed then the species would meet the criteria for a threatened category. This species is listed as Near Threatened.
This species was assessed at the European level as Near Threatened.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Spain and the French Pyrenees. It lives only in a small region, in La Garrotxa and Alt Empordá regions (Girona, north of Catalonia) as well as in the neighboring French locality of Coustouges.
Countries occurrence:
France (France (mainland)); Spain (Spain (mainland))
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:900
Number of Locations:9
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Population [top]

Population:There are no population studies. The population trend is unknown.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found in soil with limestone substrate, under stones and dead leaves, as well as within rock crevices.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not used or traded.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Fire can have severe impact on species range, as well as road and urban enlargement at a local scale.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation actions should address habitat preservation. Protected areas of La Garrotxa allows the preservation of its habitat. More research is needed to know the population size and trends, as well as to ensure that the ecological requirements of this species are known and that management plans incorporate this information. More information is needed on the extent of its range.

Classifications [top]

0. Root -> 6. Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks)
suitability: Suitable  major importance:Yes
1. Land/water protection -> 1.1. Site/area protection

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Occur in at least one PA:Yes
  Percentage of population protected by PAs (0-100):30
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Residential & commercial development -> 1.1. Housing & urban areas
♦ timing: Ongoing ♦ scope: Minority (<50%) ♦ severity: Negligible declines ⇒ Impact score: Low Impact: 4 
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

4. Transportation & service corridors -> 4.1. Roads & railroads
♦ timing: Future ♦ scope: Unknown ♦ severity: Unknown ⇒ Impact score: Unknown 
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

7. Natural system modifications -> 7.1. Fire & fire suppression -> 7.1.1. Increase in fire frequency/intensity
♦ timing: Future ♦ scope: Majority (50-90%) ♦ severity: Causing/Could cause fluctuations ⇒ Impact score: Low Impact: 4 
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation
  • 2. Species Stresses -> 2.1. Species mortality

1. Research -> 1.2. Population size, distribution & trends
1. Research -> 1.3. Life history & ecology

Bibliography [top]

Bertrand, A. 2003. Notes sur la distributio géographique des mollusques continentaux de France et Catalogne. Doc. Malacol. 4(33-35).

Bössneck, U. 2000. Eine neue Abida-Art aus den südöslichen Pyrenäen (Gastropoda, Stylommatophora: Chondrinidae). Malakologische Abhandlungen Staatliches Museum für Tierkunde Dresden 20(5): 5-11.

IUCN. 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2011.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 16 June 2011).

Tarruella-Ruestes, A. 2005. Presencia de Abida gittenbergeri Bössneck, 2000 (Gastropoda, Pupilloidea, Chondrinidae) en la comarca de la Garrotxa, y nuevas citas de distribución en la comarca de 'Alt Empordá (Cataluña, España). Spira 2(2): 119-123.

Citation: Gómez, B. 2013. Abida gittenbergeri. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T156989A5025957. . Downloaded on 29 November 2015.
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