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Land snails and slugs of the Nakorotubu Range, Ra and Tailevu Provinces, Fiji.

Brodie, Gilianne D. and Copeland, Lekima (2010) Land snails and slugs of the Nakorotubu Range, Ra and Tailevu Provinces, Fiji. [Professional and Technical Reports]

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    Abstract

    Twenty-two different species of terrestrial land snails and slugs were identi ed during the survey period. Eleven of these species are endemic to Fiji and another two species are either endemic or native. It is likely that at least some of the endemic species found during this survey are threat- ened and should be listed on the IUCN Red List as in need of some level of conservation action since closely related taxa from the same genera (e.g. Placostylus) in other Paci c Island areas are listed. Seven of the species found are introduced and two species are of unknown status. e introductions include Parmarion martensi Simroth 1893 which has well documented human health risks in overseas countries. Based on the total number of terrestrial gastropod species found in the Fiji archipelago a higher number of land snail species might be expected.

    Item Type: Professional and Technical Reports
    Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
    S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
    S Agriculture > SD Forestry
    Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
    Depositing User: Gilianne Brodie
    Date Deposited: 10 Apr 2017 09:51
    Last Modified: 10 Apr 2017 09:51
    URI: http://repository.usp.ac.fj/id/eprint/9341
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