|Scientific Name:||Acicula benoiti|
|Species Authority:||(Bourguignat, 1864)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||This species is considered a taxon separate from Acicula lallemanti (Bourguignat, 1864) (Boeters et al. 1989).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Cuttelod, A. & Bilz, M.|
Although the species has a large extent of occurrence (EOO = 4,500 km2), it is only known from three locations and the area of occupancy (AOO) is only 12 km2. Its distribution area is fragmented and quarries are potential threats, it is therefore considered as Vulnerable (VU) D2.
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to Sicily, Italy. It is recorded from three locations on the island: Palermo, Corleone and Siracusa. The distribution area seems to be seriously fragmented.|
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|Population:||There is no information available on the population size or trend of this species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||There is no published information available on the habitat of this species. Inferring from closely related species, it very probably lives in decaying material in rock crevices of larger limestone formations, or even subterraneously.|
|Use and Trade:||This species is not used.|
|Major Threat(s):||There are no threats known to this species. However, quarrying could destroy the habitat to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||There is no conservation action in place for this species.|
Boeters, H.D., Gittenberger, E. and Subai, P. 1989. Die Aciculidae (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Prosobranchia). Zoologische Verhandelingen 252: 1-234.
IUCN. 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2011.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 16 June 2011).
|Citation:||Neubert, E. 2013. Acicula benoiti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 October 2014.|
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