Abida vasconica


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Abida vasconica
Species Authority: (Kobelt, 1882)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-07-25
Assessor(s): Gomez, B.
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.
Spain (Spain (mainland))
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Population [top]

Population: There are no population studies, but the population trend is assumed to be stable.
Population Trend: Stable

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.
Systems: Terrestrial

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.

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: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 16 June 2011).

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: Gomez, B. 2013. Abida vasconica. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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