|Scientific Name:||Trachycystis clifdeni|
|Species Authority:||Connolly, 1932|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Critically Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Reviewer/s:||Seddon, M.B. & Herbert, D.G. (Mollusc Red List Authority)|
Trachycystis clifdeni is known only from Dlinza forest which covers an area of approximately 250 hectares. The forest is a formally conserved area under the control of KwaZulu-Natal Wildlife. As such the habitat is afforded a degree of protection. However, since it is a small reserve, it may be negatively impacted by extreme stochastic weather conditions and climate change. Also, its location within an urban environment is of concern.
|Range Description:||Known only from Dlinza Forest in Eshowe. The forest covers an area of ca. 250 ha.|
Native:South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
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|Habitat and Ecology:||Coastal scarp forest.|
|Major Threat(s):||The Dlinza Forest is a formally conserved area under the control of KZN Wildlife. As such the habitat is afforded a degree of protection. However, since it is a small reserve, it may be negatively impacted by extreme stochastic weather conditions and climate change.|
|Conservation Actions:||Although the forest is a formally conserved area, supported by an enthusiastic local community, its location within an urban environment is of concern. Furthermore, its small size means that it is thus likely to suffer more from the impact of stochastic climatic events.|
Connolly, M. 1939. A Monographic survey of South African non-marine Mollusca. Annals of the South African Museum 33:1-660.
Herbert, D.G. and Kilburn, R.N. in prep. A field guide to the snails and slugs of eastern South Africa
IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. www.iucnredlist.org. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.
|Citation:||Herbert, D.G. 2004. Trachycystis clifdeni. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 May 2013.|