Bednall’s Land Snail is a large greenish-yellow camaenid land snail, approximately 20–26 mm in diameter, with a weak reddish spiral colour band. The apex and spire are usually strongly and evenly elevated and there are four to five whorls.
Bednall's Land Snail |
Status: Endangered on the EPBC Act list
Government evidence of impact of climate change:
Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Sinumelon bednalli
One population is known to have experienced a sharp decline in recent years due to urban expansion; changes in fire regime and invasion from exotic Buffel Grass.
Australian Government, Listing Advice, Sinumelon bednalli
It contains a high fuel load and is known to contribute to the intensity and frequency of fires.
As Buffel Grass continues to radiate outwards from the Alice Springs area where it was first introduced; the change in fire regime is likely to impact on the other known populations of Sinumelon bednalli.
One of its seven populations has experienced a sharp decline in recent years due to urban expansion; changes in fire regime and invasion from exotic Buffel Grass.