Mathewsoconcha suteri is a small land snail that is 9 to 10 mm in diameter and 6 to 6.5 mm high. It has an orange-brown to fawn coloured shell with a narrow white peripheral band and a depressed spire. This species is listed as critically endangered under Criterion 2, as its geographic distribution is precarious for the survival of the species and is very restricted. Mathewsoconcha suteri occurs in a few isolated localities on Norfolk Island, including Norfolk Island National Park and Rocky Point (100 Acre) Reserve. The Territory of Norfolk Island is not officially included in an Australian Government Natural Resource Management Region, however the Norfolk Island Administration is in the process of developing a regional plan covering the Territory of Norfolk Island. Key threats to the Mathewsoconcha suteri include predation by introduced rats and feral poultry, and invasion of habitat by weeds.
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Status: Critically Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Listing Advice, Mathewsoconcha suteri
Although part of the habitat of Mathewsoconcha suteri is protected in Norfolk Island National Park; the species is also potentially threatened by wildfire and trampling; disturbance and collection by visitors. 9.
Although the habitat of Mathewsoconcha suteri is protected in a reserved area and in Norfolk Island National Park; the species is also potentially threatened by wildfire and trampling; disturbance and collection by visitors.