Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Mollusca > Class: Gastropoda > Order: Stylommatophora > Family: Helicidae > Genus: Helix > Species: Helix pomatia

Helix pomatia Linnaeus, 1758

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Alpine - Favourable
Atlantic - Unknown
Black Sea - Favourable
Boreal - Favourable
Continental - Favourable
Mediterranean - Unknown
Pannonian - Favourable
Steppic - Favourable
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 1 other international agreement
Reported as invasive by NOBANIS
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
  • heathland and shrub
  • urban
  • woodland and forest
May also occur in
  • agricultural mosaics
  • cropland
Natura 2000 species code 1026

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Common names and synonyms

The species has no common names
Synonym Author
Helix banatica M. von Kimakowicz, 1890
Helix burmeisteri Blume, 1920
Helix brenaeensis Blume, 1920
Helix claudiensis Kobelt, 1906
Helix cristinae Kobelt, 1906
Helix costelata Kobelt, 1906
Helix dobrudschae Kobelt, 1906
Helix elsae Kobelt, 1906
Helix fasciata Porro, 1838
Helix gigantea Porro, 1838
Helix gratiosa Gredler, 1892
Helix kapellae Kobelt, 1906
Helix lagarinae Adami, 1885
Helix magna Stabile, 1845
Helix parva Porro, 1838
Helix pedemontana Kobelt, 1907
Helix piceata Gredler, 1878
Helix sabulosa Hazay, 1881
Helix serbica Kobelt, 1906
Helix transsylvanica Kobelt, 1906

Other resources

CoL (accepted name) Catalogue of Life
Fauna Europaea search Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

37 items found, displaying all items.1
Released Coverage Envelope File
2016-02-24 Germany Habitat Derogation 2013_2014 Habitat_2013_2014_GER.xml
2015-12-10 France France reporting Habitas Directive 2014 corrected files Auvergne
2015-07-31 Greece Habitats Directive Article 17 29_12_2014 submission GR GR_species_reports-15723-10453.xml
2015-02-23 Germany Habitat Derogation 2011_2012 Germany Habitat_2011_2012_GER.xml
2014-10-29 Poland National Report on Derogations under the Birds and Habitats Directives Habitats and Birds Derogations Report
2014-01-07 Luxembourg Article 17 report 92/43/CEE 2007_2012 Luxembourg LU_species_reports-13823-134519.xml
2014-01-06 Hungary HU_Art_17_report_2013_second round_10_31 HU_species_report_art17
2014-01-03 Romania RO Art.17 2007-2012 Report from 31 December 2013 RO_species_reports.xml
2013-12-29 Lithuania Third LT report on Art.17,2007-2012 LT_species_reports-131230-135438.xml
2013-12-26 Bulgaria BG_habitats_report_2007-2012 Species reports
2013-12-16 Slovakia Art 17 report for the period 2007 - 2012 - second delivery SK_species_reports-131217-132945.xml
2013-12-08 Poland Habitats Directive Art. 17 Report PL_species_reports.xml
2013-12-03 Italy 3rd Italian national report 2013 IT_species_reports.xml
2013-10-18 Latvia LATVIA_2007-2012 LV_species_reports-131018-113252.xml
2013-10-10 United Kingdom Habitats Directive Article 17 2013 2nd submission UK GB_species_reports-13925-15297.xml
2013-09-17 Estonia Eesti2013 EE_species_reports-13917-14855.xml
2013-09-16 Belgium Second Release Art17 Belgium BE_species_reports-13916-154440.xml
2013-08-23 Czech Republic CZ_Rep_HDArt17_2013_2nd_submission:corrected CZ_species_reports.xml
2011-10-17 Poland National Report on Derogations under the Birds and Habitats Directives (2009-2010) habitat derogations
2010-01-12 Hungary December 2009 Habides Report HDandBDderogationreports
2008-04-14 Estonia eesti Species questionnaire for Helix pomatia
2008-04-10 Germany German national report Helix pomatia
2008-03-20 Slovenia Article 17 Report Helix pomatia
2008-03-16 Netherlands NL Report HR 2007 Helix pomatia
2008-03-04 Italy Italy Helix pomatia
2008-03-03 Hungary delivery_report_art_17_HU Helix pomatia
2008-03-02 Lithuania Buveiniu direktyvos igyvendinimo ataskaita Species questionnaire for Helix pomatia
2008-02-27 France rapport France Helix pomatia
2008-02-24 United Kingdom UK_submission Helix pomatia
2008-02-21 Austria Article 17 report Austria Species questionnaire for Helix pomatia
2008-02-21 Greece Hellas Species questionnaire for Helix pomatia
2008-02-21 Slovakia report under habitats directive Helix pomatia
2008-01-15 Belgium Natura 2000 habitat report Species questionnaire for Helix pomatia
2008-01-14 Luxembourg Article 17 report 92/43/CEE Luxembourg Species questionnaire for Helix pomatia
2007-10-02 Latvia LATVIA 2001-2006 Helix pomatia
2007-10-01 Poland Report on Implementation Measures Species questionnaire for Helix pomatia
2007-10-01 Czech Republic Species and Habitats Species questionnaire for Helix pomatia

Summary of derogations for species

EU member states are required to report derogations from protection efforts of species.

7 items found, displaying all items.1
Region From Until Justification Activity Impact
Wielkopolskie 2011-05-12 2011-12-31 It isn't possible to determine Capture Insignificant impact on population
Wielkopolskie 2011-05-12 2011-12-31 It isn't possible to determine Deliberate disturbance Insignificant impact on population
Wielkopolskie 2011-03-11 2011-10-31 It isn't possible to determine Capture Insignificant impact on population
Wielkopolskie 2011-03-11 2011-10-31 It isn't possible to determine Deliberate disturbance Insignificant impact on population
Podkarpackie 2009-05-01 2009-05-31 unspecified Marketing There is no impact on the population.
Warminsko-Mazurskie 2009-05-01 2010-12-30 Perrmision in kilograms (1000 kg) Keeping (in captivity) none
Warminsko-Mazurskie 2009-05-01 2009-05-31 Perrmision in kilograms (410 000 kg) Capture for keeping in captivity none
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