|Scientific Name:||Partula suturalis Pfeiffer, 1855|
|Infra-specific Taxa Assessed:|
|Taxonomic Notes:||There are two subspecies: P. s. strigosa (Pfeiffer), P. t. vexillum (Pease).|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Extinct in the Wild ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Cowie, R. & Seddon, M.B.|
The carnivorous snail Euglandina rosea was introduced onto the island in 1977 and there was immediate disastrous impact as a result of predation. No live individuals were found during the intensive surveys of the 1980s or in 2005.
|Previously published Red List assessments:|
|Range Description:||This species was endemic to Moorea, 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 by the introduced carnivorous snail Euglandina rosea.|
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).
Murray, J,, Murray, E, Johnson, M.S. and Clarke, B.C. 1988. The Extinction of Partula on Moorea. Pacific Science 42(3-4): 150-153.
T Coote. 2005. Surveys on Moorea, March – June 2005. The search for populations of endemic partulids. Unpublished report..
|Citation:||Coote, T. 2009. Partula suturalis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T16281A5596154.Downloaded on 24 October 2017.|
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