|Scientific Name:||Partula varia|
|Species Authority:||Broderip, 1832|
|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 the early 1990s and extinctions of endemic partulid species began immediately. Individuals were collected for the ex situ breeding programme during subsequent surveys. 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:||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).
|Citation:||Coote, T. 2009. Partula varia. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 07 December 2013.|
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