|Scientific Name:||Partula faba|
|Species Authority:||(Gmelin, 1791)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||A subspecies, P. f. subangulata, now extinct, was previously found on the neighbouring island of Tahaa.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Extinct in the Wild ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Cowie, R. & Seddon, M.|
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 wild individuals of this species were found during surveys in 1994 and 2000. Species from Raiatea is maintained in the international breeding programme.
|Range Description:||This species was endemic to Raiatea and Tahaa (neighbouring islands which share the same lagoon), Society Islands.|
Regionally extinct:French Polynesia (Society Is.)
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|Population:||The species now only exists in captivity.|
|Major Threat(s):||The extinction of this species in the wild is attributed to predation by the introduced carnivorous snail Euglandina rosea.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is 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 faba. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 May 2013.|
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