List of non-marine molluscs of the Canary Islands

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Location of the Canary Islands with the Spain highlighted.

The non-marine molluscs of the Canary Islands are a part of the molluscan fauna of Canary Islands (wildlife of Canary Islands).

A number of species of non-marine molluscs are found in the wild in Canary Islands.

Land gastropods[edit]

Land gastropods in Canary Islands include:




Two views of a live individual of endemic Cryptella canariensis







Discidae or Endodontidae


Enidae numerous Napaeus species



Freshwater bivalves[edit]

See also[edit]

Lists of molluscs of surrounding countries:


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  2. ^ Alonso R. & Ibanez M. (1996). Sculptiferussacia clausiliaeformis. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 7 August 2007.
  3. ^ Testacella scutulum AnimalBase, accessed 22 December 2008.
  4. ^ a b c d Kappes H., Delgado J. D., Alonso M. R. & Ibáñez M. (September–October 2009) "Native and introduced gastropods in laurel forests on Tenerife, Canary Islands". Acta Oecologica 35(5): 581-589. doi:10.1016/j.actao.2009.05.004
  5. ^ "Species summary for Parmacella canariensis". AnimalBase, last modified 7 June 2008, accessed 1 September 2010.
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  8. ^ Alonso R. & Ibanez M. (1996). Malacolimax wiktori. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 7 August 2007.
  9. ^ a b c d e Fontaine B., Bouchet P., Van Achterberg K., Alonso-Zarazaga M. A., Araujo R. et al. (2007). "The European union’s 2010 target: Putting rare species in focus." Biological Conservation 139: 167-185. Table 2 on the page 173. doi:10.1016/j.biocon.2007.06.012. PDF.
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  11. ^ a b c d Yanes Y., Martín J., Santana J., Holyoak G. A., Holyoak D. T., Artiles M., Deniz F. et al. & Ibáñez M. (2011). "Four new Napaeus species (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Enidae) from La Gomera (Canary Islands)". Journal of Conchology 40(4): 393-407. abstract.
  12. ^ a b Alonso M. R., Ponte-Lira C. E., Castillo C., Yanes Y., Groh K. & Ibáñez M. (2006) "A new Canariella species (Gastropoda: Helicoidea: Hygromiidae) of the new subgenus Majorata, both endemic to the Jandía Peninsula (Fuerteventura, Canary Islands)". Zootaxa 1316: 45-56. abstract
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  14. ^ Yanes Y., Martín J., Artiles M., Moro L., Alonso M. R. & Ibáñez M. (2009). "Rediscovery and redescription of an almost unknown Hemicycla species (Gastropoda, Pulmonata, Helicidae): H. eurythyra O. Boettger 1908 from Tenerife, Canary Islands". Journal of Conchology 40(1): 31-36. abstract.
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  16. ^ Alonso R. & Ibanez M. (1996). Theba arinagae. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 07 August 2007.

Further reading[edit]

  • Alonso M. R. & Ibáñez M. (24 May 2007) "Anatomy and function of the penial twin papillae system of the Helicinae (Gastropoda: Helicoidea: Helicidae) and description of two new, small Hemicycla species from the laurel forest of the Canary Islands". Zootaxa 1482: 1-23. 41 plates. abstract.
  • Alonso M. R., Ibáñez M., Valido M. J., Ponte-Lira C. E. & Henriquez F. C. (1991) (1988). "Catalogación de la malacofauna terrestre endémica de Canarias, con vistas a su protección. Isla de Tenerife". Iberus 8(2): 121-128.
  • Diaz J. A., Alonso M. R. & Ibáñez M. (1986). "Los pulmonados desnudos de las Islas Canarias. I. Superfamilias Testacelloidea Gray 1840 y Zonitoidea Morch 1864". Vieraea 16: 81-96. La Laguna.