|Scientific Name:||Partula citrina|
|Species Authority:||Pease, 1866|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Extinct 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 or during subsequent scientific expeditions to high altitudes.
|Range Description:||This species was endemic to Raiatea, Society Islands.|
Regionally extinct:French Polynesia (Society Is.)
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|Population:||The species is now extinct.|
|Major Threat(s):||The extinction of this species is attributed to the introduction of the 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 citrina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 October 2014.|
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