Abida vasconica 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Mollusca Gastropoda Stylommatophora Chondrinidae

Scientific Name: Abida vasconica (Kobelt, 1882)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2010-07-25
Assessor(s): Gómez Moliner, B.J.
Reviewer(s): Martínez-Ortí, A., Arrébola, J., Lutz, M.L., Livingstone, S. & Neubert, E.
This species is endemic to the north of Spain, being limited to the central part of the Cantabrian Mountains, from Asturias and León in the west to Bizkaia and Álava in the east. This species has a restricted geographic range, but  it does not meet either population decline or range decline criteria. If land-use management changed significantly within the natural habitat of hills and mountains, and range decline was observed then the species could possibly meet the criteria for a threatened category. This species is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the north of Spain, being limited to the central part of the Cantabrian Mountains, from Asturias and León in the west to Bizkaia and Álava in the east. This species is mainly present in the north slope of the Cantabrian system.
Countries occurrence:
Spain (Spain (mainland))
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:3800
Number of Locations:38
Lower elevation limit (metres):30
Upper elevation limit (metres):1950
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Population [top]

Population:There are no population studies, but the population trend is assumed to be stable.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Extreme fluctuations:NoPopulation severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is found in soil with limestone substrate, under stones and dead leaves, as well as within rock crevices. In humid places it can be observed on the vertical wall surface.
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:No

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no main disturbances to this species, apart from quarries, which have locally severe impacts.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation actions should be focused on habitat preservation. Population size and biology of the species have not been studied, and research on these aspects would be necessary, as well as a better estimation of the area of occupancy (AOO).

It occurs in Natura 2000 sites, a national park and some local reserves.

Classifications [top]

0. Root -> 6. Rocky areas (eg. inland cliffs, mountain peaks)
suitability:Suitable  major importance:Yes
1. Land/water protection -> 1.2. Resource & habitat 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
7. Natural system modifications -> 7.3. Other ecosystem modifications
♦ timing:Ongoing ♦ scope:Minority (<50%) ♦ severity:Negligible declines ⇒ Impact score:Low Impact: 4 
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

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

Bibliography [top]

Gittenberger, E. 1973. Beiträge zur Kenntnis der Pupillacea 3. Chondrininae. Zool. Vehr. Leiden 127: 1-267.

Gómez. 1986. Estudio sistemático y biogeográfico de los moluscos terrestres del suborden Orthurethra (Gastropoda:Pulmonata: Stylommatophora) del País Vasco y regiones adyacentes, y catálogo de las especies ibéricas. Facultad de Cienciaas, Universidad País Vasco.

Gómez, B.J., Rallo, A.M. 1988. Consideraciones biogeográficas de la subfamilia Chondrininae en las regiones de Pirineos-Occidentales, Cantábrico-Oriental, Valles Alto y Medio del Ebro y N del Sistema Ibérico. Iberus 8(2): 103-109.

IUCN. 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2011.1). Available at: (Accessed: 30 June 2017).

Raven, J.G.M. 1986. Notes on Spanish non-marine molluscs 3. Chondrinidae from the Cantabrian Mountains (Gastropoda: Pulmonata). Zool. Med. 60(2): 27-37.

Citation: Gómez Moliner, B.J. 2011. Abida vasconica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T157170A5049687. . Downloaded on 16 August 2018.
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