Brigalow Woodland Snail  |  

Adclarkia cameroni

Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list

Shell medium to large (diameter 20 mm), thin, light brownish yellow, with a reddish band on the whorls (spirals) on the shell. The shell is somewhat flattened, with a low, domed spire. The whorls are rounded and tightly coiled; the last whorl is flared. The sutures (junctions between the whorls) are weakly present. The tip of the shell bares small rounded knobs. Much of the rest of the shell bares fine, scaly knobs on the upper half of the whorls, glossy underneath. The shell also bares very fine, wavy ridges running across each whorl. The animal is grey. This species differs from A. dulacca by having a less flattened shell, with ‘looser’ coiling.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Adclarkia cameroni

    Invasion of known potential Buffel grass (Cenchrus ciliaris) has replaced buffel grass native grasses in some areas; and increases in fuel load are correlated with buffel grass invasion (Miller et al.; 2010); leading to more intense fires.
    Increased fire activity in the grassy fringes will damage natural vegetation and facilitate further spread of grass away from the road areas (QMDC 2016).
    Fire High intensity known potential Any fire can cause loss of individuals and negatively impact their habitat.
    The progressive process of habitat decline due to changed fire regimes caused by high biomass grasses (such as buffel grass) is already recognised as a key threat to conservation reserves within the Queensland Murray Darling Basin (QMDC 2016).
    Consider monitoring the impact of feral predator control after any large fire or large rain event.