Not much information is known about E. hubrichti and their interactions with other species. If we take into account observations being made in labs, E. hubrichti spends most of their time hidden under their shell attached to a wall or container (Cowie, 2006). If these observations are any indicator to E. hubrichti’s interaction in their habitat in LaRue-Pine Hills Ecological Area, E. hubrichti is not spending much time moving or interacting with other species (USDA, 2012). Another fact that shows that E. hubrichti has little interaction or movement within their habitat, is that the habitat is very fragmented and there are separate reproductive populations (Cowie, 2006). These fragmented populations only interact within their small population (Cowie, 2006).

Other snails that do live in the area and may come into contact with E. hubrichti are Xolotrema fosteri, Anguispira alternate, and Pomatiopsis lapidaria (NPS, 2012). Although little is known about their interactions (NPS, 2012).

E. hubrichti are only found in LaRue-Pine Hills Ecological Area, and this area is considered a reserve so humans have little interaction with E. hubrichti (Anderson, 2012). The only human interaction that could affect E. hubrichti would be the controlled burnings that are held throughout the ecological area(Anderson, 2012).

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