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    Details of this species in Society Islands
    Status: Alien
    Invasiveness: Invasive
    Occurrence: Established
    Source: Coote and Loeve 2003
    Arrival Date:
    Species Notes for this Location:
    Management Notes for this Location:
    Partulidae are clearly a highly threatened family of invertebrates and in need of the most intense conservation focus.
    Location Notes:
    Predation: The loss of most species of Partula in the wild (Lee et al. 2008) on the Society Islands other than Tahiti occurred due to the introduction of Euglandina rosea. On Tahiti the mixed species populations in the Te Pari area of Tahiti-Iti are still extant, but the predatory snail E. rosea has now spread to the last valley on the Peninsula that did not have previous evidence of predator activity. On Tahiti-Nui populations of partulid, without the predator, were found near the crest of Mount Tahiti above Orofero Valley.
    Last Modified: 9/03/2010 3:06:15 p.m.

ISSG Landcare Research NBII IUCN University of Auckland