Terrestrial snails (Mollusca: Gastropoda) of the Gyaros Island (Cyclades, Greece)

Katerina Vardinoyannis, e-mail: mollusca@nhmc.uoc.gr

Natural History Museum of Crete, University of Crete, Knossou Av., 71409 Heraklion, Greece

Maria Tzatzi, e-mail: tzatzi@nhmc.uoc.gr

Natural History Museum of Crete, University of Crete, Knossou Av., 71409 Heraklion, Greece

Moissis Mylonas, e-mail: mylonas@nhmc.uoc.gr

Natural History Museum of Crete, University of Crete, Knossou Av., 71409 Heraklion, Greece
Department of Biology, University of Crete, Voutes Campus, 71003 Heraklion, Greece

Although most of the Cyclades and other Aegean islands and islets have been surveyed for land snails since the beginning of the 19th century, the island of Gyaros was not one of them. Five species were recorded by two geologists who studied the geology of the island in 1952. In our survey in March 2014 we found 20 species on the island. All species, with the exception of Chilostoma arcadica and Monacha rothii, are widespread in the Aegean and the Mediterranean. 

Key words
Aegean; land snails; biodiversity

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Folia Malacologica (2015) 23: 41-46
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