Bulimulus ochsneri

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA MOLLUSCA GASTROPODA STYLOMMATOPHORA ORTHALICIDAE

Scientific Name: Bulimulus ochsneri
Species Authority: Dall, 1917
Taxonomic Notes: Synonym = Naesiotus ochsneri.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered B2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2003
Date Assessed: 2003-04-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Parent, C.
Reviewer(s): Coppois, G. & Seddon, M.B. (Mollusc Red List Authority)
Justification:
Bulimulus ochsneri is endemic to Santa Cruz Island in the Galápagos Islands. It is known from one population with a rang of less than 10 km². The range of suitable habitat for land snails on Santa Cruz Island has declined because of human activities (farming, road and house construction, etc.) and because of destruction or alteration by introduced species.
History:
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Endangered (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Endangered (IUCN 1990)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Bulimulus ochsneri is endemic to the Galápagos Island of Santa Cruz (986 km²). It is known from one population with a range less than 10 km².
Countries:
Native:
Ecuador (Galápagos)
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Arid to transition zones. Found under rocks or on tree trunks (mostly Zanthoxylum fagara and Bursera graveolens).
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Habitat alteration and/or destruction by human activities (mostly farming) and introduced species. The invasive little fire ant, Wasmannia auropunctata, occurs on the island (Roque and Causton 1999).

Bibliography [top]

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Dall, W.H. 1917. Preliminary descriptions of new species of Pulmonata of the Galapagos Islands. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences. Vol. II (11): 375-382.

Dall, W.H. and Ochsner, W.H. 1928. Landshells of the Galapagos Islands. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th Series. 17(5): 141-185.

Groombridge, B. (ed.). 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN. 1990. IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN. 2003. 2003 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 18 November 2003.

Roque, L. and C. Causton. 1999. El Niño and introduced insects in the Galapagos Islands: Different dispersal strategies, similar effects. Noticias de Galápagos 60: 30-36.


Citation: Parent, C. 2003. Bulimulus ochsneri. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 26 November 2014.
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