Helix pomatia


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Helix pomatia
Species Authority: Linnaeus, 1758

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2011-03-27
Assessor/s: Neubert, E.
Reviewer/s: Cuttelod, A. & Bilz, M.
This species is relatively widespread and there is no threat known to this species. It is therefore considered to be Least Concern (LC).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is widespread in central and eastern Europe, and locally abundant. It is recorded from Albania, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Latvia, Liechtenstein, Lithuania, Luxembourg, the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Republic of Moldova, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain,  Sweden, Switzerland, Ukraine, and the United Kingdom.
Austria; Belgium; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; Denmark; Estonia; Finland; France (France (mainland)); Germany; Hungary; Italy (Italy (mainland)); Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Luxembourg; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Moldova; Netherlands; Norway; Poland; Romania; Russian Federation (Kaliningrad); Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain (Spain (mainland)); Sweden; Switzerland; Ukraine; United Kingdom (Great Britain)
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Population [top]

Population: The size and trend within the subpopulations are supposed to be stable.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species lives in open temperate forests, in warm shrub lands, vineyards  and hedges.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species known. In general, logging may be a threat to local subpopulations, but the species in its European distribution is not threatened.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: In some European countries, this species is protected, but these are generally in low levels.

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2011.1). Available at: http://www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 16 June 2011).

Citation: Neubert, E. 2011. Helix pomatia. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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