|Scientific Name:||Partula dentifera|
|Species Authority:||Pfeiffer, 1852|
|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. However, this species is maintained in captivity in the international breeding programme.
|Range Description:||This species was endemic to Raiatea, Society Islands.|
Regionally extinct:French Polynesia (Society Is.)
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|Population:||There are no wild populations of this species remaining.|
|Major Threat(s):||The extinciton of the wild popualtions is attributed to predation from the introduced carnivorous snail Euglandina rosea.|
|Conservation Actions:||Captive populations of this species are maintained in the international breeding programme.|
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 dentifera. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 30 January 2015.|
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