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Land snails of the Fernando de Noronha archipelago, Brazil

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Lucci Freitas, Andre Victor [1] ; Miranda, Marcel Sabino [2] ; Passos, Flivio Dias [1]
Total Authors: 3
[1] Univ Estadual Campinas UNICAMP, Inst Biol, Dept Biol Anim, Campinas, SP - Brazil
[2] Univ Estadual Campinas UNICAMP, Programa Posgrad Biol Anim, Campinas, SP - Brazil
Total Affiliations: 2
Document type: Journal article
Source: AMERICAN MALACOLOGICAL BULLETIN; v. 37, n. 2, p. 66-69, DEC 2019.
Web of Science Citations: 0

Oceanic island biotas are known by their high levels of endemism and high vulnerability. In Brazil, only few islands have been studied. The present study reports general information on the distribution and abundance of terrestrial gastropods of the Fernando de Noronha archipelago, a group of islands 345 km off the Brazilian coast. In total, four species of land snails were recorded: the endemics Hyperaulax ridleyi (Smith, 1890) and Ridleya quinquelirata (Smith, 1890), and the widely distributed Beckianum beckianum (Pfeiffer, 1846), and Allopeas gracile (Hutton, 1834). The most abundant species was H. ridleyi. By reporting the present situation of native land snails of Fernando de Noronha, this study provides data that could help in their conservation, comprising an important first step for planning future conservation strategies for the land biota of the whole archipelago. (AU)

FAPESP's process: 18/06347-6 - Biodiversity and biogeography of benthonic animals from the deep-sea: a study of the Brazilian Caudofoveata (Mollusca, Aplacophora)
Grantee:Flávio Dias Passos
Support type: Regular Research Grants
FAPESP's process: 17/01081-5 - Caudofoveta (Mollusca, Aplacophora) from Brazilian Northeast: taxnomy, distribution and ecological aspects
Grantee:Marcel Sabino Miranda
Support type: Scholarships in Brazil - Doctorate