|Scientific Name:||Bulimulus nesioticus|
|Species Authority:||(Dall, 1896)|
|Taxonomic Notes:||Synonym = Naesiotus nesioticus.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable B1ab(iii)c(iv) ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Coppois, G. & Seddon, M.B. (Mollusc Red List Authority)|
Bulimulus nesioticus is endemic to Santiago Island in the Galápagos Islands. It is known from six subpopulations on the island, with a range of suitable habitat less than 200 km². Population size is known to fluctuate widely from year to year, possibly due to climate changes in climate as a result of El Niño cycles. The main threat to the species is destruction and/or alteration of habitat by introduced goats.
|Range Description:||Bulimulus nesioticus is endemic to the Galápagos Island of Santiago (585 km²). The range of suitable habitat for the species is less than 200 km².|
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|Population:||Population size is seen to fluctuate widely from year to year.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Humid and pampa zones. Found on shrubs and ferns, under lava rocks and on trunks of trees (mainly Zanthoxylum fagara, Tournefortia spp. and Psychotria rufipes).|
|Major Threat(s):||Destruction and/or alteration of habitat by introduced goats is the main threat to the species. There is an established population of the invasive little fire ant, Wasmannia auropunctata, on the island (Silberglied 1972).|
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Dall, W.H. and Ochsner, W.H. 1928. Landshells of the Galapagos Islands. Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences, 4th Series. 17(5): 141-185.
Groombridge, B. (ed.). 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
IUCN. 1990. IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
IUCN. 2003. 2003 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 18 November 2003.
Siberglied, R. 1972. The little fire ant Wasmannia auropunctata, a serious pest in the Galapagos Islands. Noticias de Galápagos 19/20: 13-15.
|Citation:||Parent, C. 2003. Bulimulus nesioticus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 April 2014.|