Helix pomatia

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA MOLLUSCA GASTROPODA STYLOMMATOPHORA HELICIDAE

Scientific Name: Helix pomatia
Species Authority: Linnaeus, 1758

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-03-27
Assessor(s): Neubert, E.
Reviewer(s): Cuttelod, A. & Bilz, M.
Justification:
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.
Countries:
Native:
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

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is target to heavy trade for consumption. Meanwhile, the market is flooded by farm raised specimens, the collection in the wild does not affect the populations too much.

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. 2013. Helix pomatia. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 24 November 2014.
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