Abida gittenbergeri


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Abida gittenbergeri
Species Authority: Bössneck, 2000

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2010-10-27
Assessor(s): Gomez, B.
Reviewer(s): Neubert, E., Seddon, M.B. & Livingstone, S.
This species is endemic to Spain and the French Pyrenees. It lives only in a small region, in La Garrotxa and Alt Empordá regions (Girona, north of Catalonia) as well as in the neighbouring French locality of Coustouges. Although its extent of occurrence are very limited and the number of locations is below ten, there is not a continuous decline in distribution range, habitat or locations. If land-use management changed significantly, and range decline was observed then the species would meet the criteria for a threatened category. This species is listed as Near Threatened.
This species was assessed at the European level as Near Threatened.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Spain and the French Pyrenees. It lives only in a small region, in La Garrotxa and Alt Empordá regions (Girona, north of Catalonia) as well as in the neighboring French locality of Coustouges.
France (France (mainland)); Spain (Spain (mainland))
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Population [top]

Population: There are no population studies. The population trend is unknown.
Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in soil with limestone substrate, under stones and dead leaves, as well as within rock crevices.
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not used or traded.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Fire can have severe impact on species range, as well as road and urban enlargement at a local scale.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Conservation actions should address habitat preservation. Protected areas of La Garrotxa allows the preservation of its habitat. More research is needed to know the population size and trends, as well as to ensure that the ecological requirements of this species are known and that management plans incorporate this information. More information is needed on the extent of its range.

Bibliography [top]

Bertrand, A. 2003. Notes sur la distributio géographique des mollusques continentaux de France et Catalogne. Doc. Malacol. 4(33-35).

Bössneck, U. 2000. Eine neue Abida-Art aus den südöslichen Pyrenäen (Gastropoda, Stylommatophora: Chondrinidae). Malakologische Abhandlungen Staatliches Museum für Tierkunde Dresden 20(5): 5-11.

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

Tarruella-Ruestes, A. 2005. Presencia de Abida gittenbergeri Bössneck, 2000 (Gastropoda, Pupilloidea, Chondrinidae) en la comarca de la Garrotxa, y nuevas citas de distribución en la comarca de 'Alt Empordá (Cataluña, España). Spira 2(2): 119-123.

Citation: Gomez, B. 2013. Abida gittenbergeri. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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