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List of least concern invertebrates

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As of July 2016, the International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) lists 6919 least concern invertebrate species. 38% of all evaluated invertebrate species are listed as least concern. The IUCN also lists 32 invertebrate subspecies as least concern.

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No subpopulations of invertebrates have been evaluated by the IUCN.

This is a complete list of least concern invertebrate species and subspecies as evaluated by the IUCN.

Nemertea species

  • Argonemertes hillii
  • Molluscs

    There are 2437 mollusc species and five mollusc subspecies assessed as least concern.

    Gastropods

    There are 1944 gastropod species and three gastropod subspecies assessed as least concern.

    Stylommatophora

    Stylommatophora includes the majority of land snails and slugs. There are 599 species and one subspecies in the order Stylommatophora assessed as least concern.

    Charopids
    Streptaxids
    Lauriids
    Vertiginids
    Cochlicellids
    Trissexodontids
    Helicids

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Hemicycla glyceia glyceia
  • Hygromiids
    Vitrinids
    Chondrinids
    Enids
    Argnids
    Helicodontids
    Orculids
    Other Stylommatophora species

    Littorinimorpha

    There are 311 species and one subspecies in the order Littorinimorpha assessed as least concern.

    Hydrobiids
    Cochliopids
    Bithyniids

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Gabbiella humerosa humerosa
  • Moitessieriids
    Assimineids
    Pomatiopsids
    Amnicolids
    Stenothyrids
    Iravadiids
    Other Littorinimorpha species

    Sorbeoconcha

    There are 132 species and one subspecies in the order Sorbeoconcha assessed as least concern.

    Pleurocerids
    Melanopsids
    Semisulcospirids
  • Black juga (Juga nigrina)
  • Thiarids
    Pachychilids
    Paludomids

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Cleopatra bulimoides bulimoides
  • Potamidids

    Architaenioglossa

    There are 158 species in the order Architaenioglossa assessed as least concern.

    Cyclophorids
  • Cyathopoma blandfordi
  • Pupinids
  • Pupina difficilis
  • Diplommatinids
    Aciculids
    Viviparids
    Ampullariids
    Craspedopomatids

    Cycloneritimorpha

    There are 40 species in the order Cycloneritimorpha assessed as least concern.

    Helicinids
    Neritids
    Neritiliids
  • Platynerita rufa
  • Hygrophila species

    There are 188 Hygrophila species assessed as least concern.

    Physids
    Acroloxids
    Planorbids
    Lymnaeids
    Chilinids
    Latiids
  • Latia neritoides
  • Neogastropoda

    There are 478 species in the order Neogastropoda assessed as least concern.

    Conids

    Bivalvia

    There are 296 species and two subspecies in the class Bivalvia assessed as least concern.

    Unionoida

    There are 193 species and one subspecies in the order Unionoida assessed as least concern.

    Etheriids
  • Bartlettia stefanensis
  • Etheria elliptica
  • Unionids
    Hyriids
    Iridinids

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Chambardia wahlbergi hartmanni
  • Mycetopodids

    Cardiida

  • Boring clam (Tridacna crocea)
  • Veneroida

    There are 96 species and one subspecies in the order Veneroida assessed as least concern.

    Dreissenids
    Sphaeriids
    Cyrenids

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Corbicula fluminalis natalensis
  • Donacids
    Other Veneroida species

    Cephalopods

    There are 197 cephalopod species assessed as least concern.

    Sepioloida

    There are 45 species in Sepioloida assessed as least concern.

    Sepiids
    Sepiolids
    Sepiadariids
  • Koch's bottletail squid (Sepiadarium kochi)
  • Sepioloidea magna
  • Oegopsina species

    There are 126 Oegopsina species assessed as least concern.

    Enoploteuthids
    Hooked squids
    Chiroteuthids
    Cranchiids
    Gonatids
    Ommastrephids
    Histioteuthids
    Pyroteuthids
    Other Oegopsina species

    Bathyteuthida

  • Deepsea squid (Bathyteuthis abyssicola)
  • Spirulida

  • Ram's horn squid (Spirula spirula)
  • Cnidaria

    There are 301 species in the phylum Cnidaria assessed as least concern.

    Anthozoa

    There are 293 species in the class Anthozoa assessed as least concern.

    Actinaria

  • Golden anemone (Condylactis aurantiaca)
  • Fat anemone (Cribrinopsis crassa)
  • Alcyonacea

  • Clavularia crassa
  • Scleractinia

    There are 290 species in the order Scleractinia assessed as least concern.

    Dendrophylliids
    Acroporids
    Oculinids
    Meandrinids
    Poritids
    Brain corals
    Pocilloporids
    Mussids
    Pectiniids
    Siderastreids
    Agariciids
    Merulinids
    Caryophylliids
    Fungiids
    Astrocoeniids
    Rhizangiids
  • Astrangia poculata
  • Arthropods

    There are 4069 arthropod species and 27 arthropod subspecies assessed as least concern.

    Centipedes

  • Mecistocephalus angusticeps
  • Arachnids

    There are 21 arachnid species assessed as least concern.

    Schizomida

  • Ovozomus similis
  • Branchiopoda

  • Giant fairy shrimp (Branchinecta gigas)
  • Malacostracans

    Malacostraca includes crabs, lobsters, crayfish, shrimp, krill, woodlice, and many others. There are 1193 malacostracan species and 15 malacostracan subspecies assessed as least concern.

    Isopods

  • Thermosphaeroma subequalum
  • Decapods

    There are 1191 decapod species and 15 decapod subspecies assessed as least concern.

    Parastacids
    Gecarcinucids
    Atyids

    Species

    Subspecies

    Cambarids

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Orconectes hathawayi hathawayi
  • Potamonautids
    Pseudothelphusids
    Potamids
    Palaemonids

    Species

    Subspecies

    Trichodactylids
    Spiny lobsters
    Lobsters
    Slipper lobsters
    Polychelids
    Other decapod species

    Krill species

  • Antarctic krill (Euphausia superba)
  • Insects

    There are 2843 insect species and 12 insect subspecies assessed as least concern.

    Earwigs

  • Spirolabia browni
  • Termites

  • Nasutitermes maheensis
  • Neotermes laticollis
  • Orthoptera

    There are 184 species and six subspecies in the order Orthoptera assessed as least concern.

    Crickets
    Acridids
    Tettigoniids

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Clonia wahlbergi wahlbergi
  • Lesser reed katydid (Pseudorhynchus pungens meridionalis)
  • Rhaphidophorids
    Phaneropterids

    Species

    Subspecies

    Other Orthoptera species

    Hymenoptera

    There are 106 species in the order Hymenoptera assessed as least concern.

    Ants
  • Leptothorax recedens
  • Colletids
    Melittids
    Apids
    Halictids
    Andrenids
    Megachilids

    Lepidoptera

    Lepidoptera comprises moths and butterflies. There are 420 species and one subspecies in the order Lepidoptera assessed as least concern.

    Swallowtail butterflies
    Lycaenids
    Nymphalids
    Skippers

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Oreisplanus munionga larana
  • Pierids
    Riodinids

    Beetles

    There are 423 beetle species assessed as least concern.

    Geotrupids
    Longhorn beetles
    Click beetles
    Eucnemids
    Scarabaeids
    Other beetle species

    Odonata

    Odonata includes dragonflies and damselflies. There are 1690 species and five subspecies in the order Odonata assessed as least concern.

    Platystictids
    Chlorogomphids
    Argiolestids
    Perilestids
    Chlorocyphids
    Platycnemidids

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Platycnemis pennipes nitidula
  • Synlestids
    Megapodagrionids
    Gomphids
    Cordulegastrids
    Corduliids
    Calopterygids
    Coenagrionids

    Species

    Subspecies

  • Pele damselfly (Megalagrion amaurodytum peles)
  • Euphaeids
    Synthemistids
    Macromiids
    Lestids
    Aeshnids
    Libellulids

    Species

    Subspecies

    Polythorids
    Other Odonata species

    Echinoderms

    There are 111 echinoderm species assessed as least concern.

    References

    List of least concern invertebrates Wikipedia


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