Ceciliodes eulima (Lowe, 1855)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 2014 (SPNM, 2016; Teixeira, 2017)



Madeira & Portugal


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Lowe, R. T. (1855). Catalogus molluscorum pneumonatorum insularum Maderensium: or a list of all the land and freshwater shells, recent and fossil, of the Madeiran islands: arranged in groups according to their natural affinities; with diagnoses of the groups, and of the new or hitherto imperfectly defined species. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 22(161-218).

Other references:

Abreu, C. and Teixeira, D. (2008). List of molluscs (Mollusca). In: Borges, P.A.V., Abreu, C., Aguiar, A.M.F., Carvalho, P., Jardim, R., Melo, I., Oliveira, P., Sérgio, C., Serrano, A.R.M. & Vieira, P. (eds.). (ed.), A list of the terrestrial fungi, flora and fauna of Madeira and Selvagens archipelagos, pp. 237-244. Direcção Regional do Ambiente da Madeira and Universidade dos Açores, Funchal and Angra do Heroísmo.

Domingues, M. and Alves, F. (2016). Layman’s Report do Projeto ‘Travar a perda da Biodiversidade Europeia através da recuperação de habitats e espécies dos Ilhéus do Porto Santo e área marinha envolvente’ (LIFE09 NAT/PT/000041). Serviço do Parque Natural da Madeira (SPNM), Funchal, Madeira.

Paiva, C. de. (1867). Monographia Molluscorum terrestrium fluvialium, lacustrium insularum Maderensium. Memorias da Academia Real de Lisboa, Cl. Sci. math. phys. nat. 4(1): 1-168 pl. 1-2.

Seddon, M. B. (2008). An illustrated compendium of the landsnails and slugs of the Madeiran archipelago. Studies in Biodiversity and Systematics of Terrestrial Organisms from the National Museum of Wales. BIOTIR Reports 2. National Museum of Wales, Cardiff.

SPNM. (2016). Relatório Final do Projeto LIFE Ilhéus do Porto Santo (LIFE09 NAT/PT/000041). Serviço do Parque Natural da Madeira. Secretaria Regional do Ambiente e dos Recursos Naturais, Funchal.

Teixeira, D. (2017). Cecilioides eulima (errata version published in 2019). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T4091A144805239. Accessed on 28 February 2022.

Wollaston, T. V. (1878). Testacea Atlantica or the land and freshwater shells of the Azores, Madeiras, Salvages, Canaries, Cape Verdes, and Saint Helena. London.


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