|Scientific Name:||Atlantica scutula (Shuttleworth, 1852)|
Discus scutula (Shuttleworth, 1852)
Helix scutula Shuttleworth, 1852
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Holyoak, G.A., Holyoak, D.T., Yanes, Y., Alonso, M.R. and Ibáñez, M. 2011. Taxonomic revision, habitat and biogeography of the land snail family Discidae (Gastropoda: Pulmonata) in the Canary Islands. Journal of Conchology 40(6): 583-603.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Alonso, M.R., Ibáñez, M. & Groh, K.|
|Reviewer(s):||Allen, D.J., Badia Boher, J.A. & Neubert, E.|
The species is endemic to Tenerife, where it has two subpopulations, one in the Teide Massif, and the second in the Anaga Mountains (Holyoak et al. 2011). Although the geographic range of the species is very restricted, no significant threats to it are known, and hence it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to Tenerife, where it has two subpopulations, one of them in forest-free parts of the eastern area of the Teide Massif, and the second one is found in the laurel forests of the northern Anaga Mountains.|
Native:Spain (Canary Is.)
|Range Map:||Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.|
|Population:||No data about the population of this species are available. Two subpopulations are known.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||The species is found mainly in autochtonous laurel forests (Laurisilva), and exceptionally in natural pine forests (Pinar). They are generally closely associated with rotting wood (Holyoak et al. 2011).|
|Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:||No|
|Use and Trade:||The species is not known to be utilized.|
|Major Threat(s):||No widespread or significant current threats to the species have been reported. It is likely to have been impacted by forest conversion and degradation in the past.|
|Conservation Actions:||There are no conservation actions for this species. The species was assessed as 'Rare' in 1990 (IUCN 1990, Groombridge 1994, Alonso and Ibáñez 1996).|
Alonso, M.R and Ibáñez, M. 1996. Atlantica scutula. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T6738A12803012. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T6738A12803012.en. Cambridge: IUCN (Accessed: 14 September 2017).
Groombridge, B. (ed.). 1994. 1994 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
Holyoak, G.A., Holyoak, D.T., Yanes, Y., Alonso, M.R. and Ibáñez, M. 2011. Taxonomic revision, habitat and biogeography of the land snail family Discidae (Gastropoda: Pulmonata) in the Canary Islands. Journal of Conchology 40(6): 583-603.
IUCN. 1990. IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.
IUCN. 2017. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2017-3. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 7 December 2017).
|Citation:||Alonso, M.R., Ibáñez, M. & Groh, K. 2017. Atlantica scutula. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T6738A101390175.Downloaded on 25 June 2018.|
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