|Scientific Name:||Partula tristis|
|Species Authority:||Crampton & Cooke, 1953|
|Taxonomic Notes:||This species was incorrectly identified as Partula garretti in the breeding programme.|
|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 species began disappearing rapidly. By 1992 there were few left and no live individuals were found during surveys in 1994 and 2000.
|Range Description:||This species was endemic to Raiatea, Society Islands|
Regionally extinct:French Polynesia (Society Is.)
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|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 tristis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 April 2015.|