|Scientific Name:||Partula hebe|
|Species Authority:||Pfeiffer, 1846|
|Taxonomic Notes:||P. h. bella is the variety maintained in the breeding programme.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Extinct in the Wild ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Cowie, R. & Seddon, M.B.|
After the introduction of the carnivorous snail Euglandina rosea in the late 1980s, native partulid species began disappearing rapidly. By 1992 there were few left and no live individuals were found during surveys in 1994 and 2000 or during subsequent scientific expeditions to high altitudes. However, it is maintained in the captive breeding programme.
|Range Description:||This species was endemic to Raiatea, Society Islands.|
Regionally extinct:French Polynesia (Society Is.)
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|Population:||The species no longer exists in the wild.|
|Major Threat(s):||The extinction of this species in the wild is attributed to predation from the introduced carnivorous snail Euglandina rosea.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is maintained in the international breeding programme. It is a long-term candidate for re-establishment in the wild.|
Coote, T. and Loeve, E. 2003. From 61 species to five: endemic tree snails of the Society Islands, French Polynesia fall prey to an ill-judged biological control programme. Oryx 37(1): 91-96.
IUCN. 2009. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2009.2). Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 3 November 2009).
|Citation:||Coote, T. 2009. Partula hebe. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 08 March 2014.|
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