|Scientific Name:||Partula arguta|
|Species Authority:||(Pease, 1864)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Extinct ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Cowie, R. & Seddon, M.B.|
The carnivorous snail Euglandina rosea was introduced onto the island in the early 1990s and extinctions of endemic partulid species began immediately. Individuals of Partula arguta were collected for the ex-situ breeding programme during subsequent surveys but the last individual died in 1994. No live individuals were found during surveys in 2000.
|Range Description:||This species was endemic to Huahine, Society Islands.|
Regionally extinct:French Polynesia (Society Is.)
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|Population:||This snail is now extinct.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This was a forest species.|
|Major Threat(s):||The extinction of this species is attributed to the spread of the carnivorous snail Euglandina rosea, which was introduced into the islands in the 1990s.|
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).
Richardson, C.L. 1990. Partulidae: catalog of species. Tryonia 19(i): 1-96.
|Citation:||Coote, T. 2009. Partula arguta. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 January 2015.|
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