Conturbatia crenata

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Conturbatia crenata
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Mollusca
Class: Gastropoda
(unranked): clade Heterobranchia

clade Euthyneura
clade Panpulmonata
clade Eupulmonata
clade Stylommatophora
informal group Sigmurethra

Superfamily: Streptaxoidea
Family: Streptaxidae
Genus: Conturbatia
Gerlach, 2001[2]
Species: C. crenata
Binomial name
Conturbatia crenata
Gerlach, 2001[2]

Conturbatia crenata is a species of air-breathing land snail, a terrestrial pulmonate gastropod mollusk in the family Streptaxidae.[1] It is the only species in the genus Conturbatia.[2]

Conturbatia crenata is possibly extinct.[1] The last record of this species alive was in 2000.[1] It is thought, that the population of Conturbatia crenata has been poisoned with rodenticide Brodifacoum in 2000.[1]

Distribution[edit]

Conturbatia crenata is endemic to the Frégate Island in the Seychelles.[1]

Description[edit]

Conturbatia crenata has reduced radula.[2]

Ecology[edit]

Conturbatia crenata lives in woodland areas with Pterocarpus indicus, also known as the New Guinea Rosewood tree.[2] It inhabits leaf litter and habitats with dead wood.[1]

Conturbatia crenata feeds on carrion.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g Gerlach J. (2006). Conturbatia crenata. In: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 1 October 2010.
  2. ^ a b c d e f Gerlach J. (2001). "Conturbatia, a new genus of Streptaxidae (Mollusca, Gastropoda, Pulmonata)". Zoosystematics and Evolution 77(2): 297-302. doi:10.1002/mmnz.20010770213.