Cryptella tamaranensis (Hutterer, 1990)



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Parmacella tamaranensis Hutterer, 1990


Conservation Status

Missing (possibly extinct) (Régnier et al., 2009; Cowie et al., 2017)

Last record: 1887

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered (Possibly Extinct)


"The valley of Jinamar is now highly cultivated and the species may have got extinct since then."

(Régnier et al., 2009:S1-S2)



Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, North Africa


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Hutterer, Rainer. (1990). Recent and fossil slugs of the genus Parmacella in the Canary Islands, with descriptions of three new species (Pulmonata: Parmacellidae). Archiv für Molluskenkunde 120: 73-93.


Other references:

Cowie, Robert H., Régnier, Claire, Fontaine, Benoît, and Bouchet, Philippe. (2017). Measuring the Sixth Extinction: what do mollusks tell us? The Nautilus 131(1): 3-41.

Groh, K. (2017). Cryptella tamaranensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T177778A1497735. Downloaded on 27 January 2018.

MolluscaBase eds. (2021). MolluscaBase. Cryptella tamaranensis (Hutterer, 1990). Accessed at: on 2022-03-26

Régnier, Claire, Fontaine, Benoît and Bouchet, Philippe. (2009). Not Knowing, Not Recording, Not Listing: Numerous Unnoticed Mollusk Extinctions. Conservation Biology 23(5): 1214-1221.


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