Helix pomatia 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Stylommatophora Helicidae

Scientific Name: Helix pomatia Linnaeus, 1758

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2011-03-27
Assessor(s): Neubert, E.
Reviewer(s): Cuttelod, A. & Bilz, M.
This species is relatively widespread and there is no threat known to this species. It is therefore considered to be Least Concern (LC).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is widespread in central and eastern Europe, and locally abundant. It is recorded from Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,  Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.
Countries occurrence:
Austria; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France (France (mainland)); Germany; Hungary; Italy (Italy (mainland)); Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Moldova; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Romania; Russian Federation (Kaliningrad); Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain (Spain (mainland)); Sweden; Switzerland; Ukraine; United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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Population [top]

Population:The size and trend within the subpopulations are supposed to be stable.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species lives in open temperate forests, in warm shrub lands, vineyards  and hedges.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is target to heavy trade for consumption. Meanwhile, the market is flooded by farm raised specimens, the collection in the wild does not affect the populations too much.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species known. In general, logging may be a threat to local subpopulations, but the species in its European distribution is not threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: In some European countries, this species is protected, but these are generally in low levels.

Classifications [top]

1. Forest -> 1.4. Forest - Temperate
suitability:Suitable  major importance:Yes
3. Shrubland -> 3.4. Shrubland - Temperate
suitability:Suitable  major importance:Yes
3. Shrubland -> 3.8. Shrubland - Mediterranean-type Shrubby Vegetation
suitability:Suitable  major importance:Yes

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education

♦  Food - human
 National : ✓ 

♦  Establishing ex-situ production *

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2011.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 30 June 2017).

Citation: Neubert, E. 2011. Helix pomatia. In: . The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T156519A4957463. . Downloaded on 19 February 2018.
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