Helicodonta obvoluta (O. F. Müller, 1774) (Gastropoda: Pulmonata: Helicidae) – up-dated distribution in Poland, threats and conservation status

Tomasz K. Maltz
2003 Folia Malacologica  
H. obvoluta is endangered within its whole distribution range. It is a C. European species, distributed from the Pyrennees and the Atlantic coast of France to southern Slovakia and northern Hungary; it occurs also in Great Britain, Schleswig-Holstein, southern part of Moravy, Albania, Bosnia, northern Serbia and in Italy. In Poland it has few localities in the central Sudetes. It is a typical forest-dweller of montane areas, associated with dead timber which is necessary for its reproduction,
more » ... its reproduction, feeding and hibernation. Its presence in ten sites in Poland has been confirmed. The main threats for the species are clear-felling and removal of dead timber.
doi:10.12657/folmal.011.003 fatcat:lqjet5eh3vcbtiw2ccxnekzew4