Countries of Occurrence:
Portugal - Madeira
Groh, K., Neubert, E. & Cuttelod, A.
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Actinella fausta is very rare over all of its range on Madeira. It is mainly found in the coastal zone in the north with the addition of few valleys at intermediate altitude in central Madeira. However the number of sites and the lack of major threats suggests that this species is Least Concern (LC). This is downgraded from the last listing as Near Threatened due to the change in categories and criteria, as well as better knowledge resulting from compilation of all available data.
This species is an endemic to the main island of Madeira, where it is widespread living in the valleys on the northern part of the island. Most of the sites are close to the coast, with some sites further inland up the valleys (Seddon 2008).
This species is usually rare in samples, and so is apparently living in low density (Seddon 2008).
This species is found in coastal scrub, vegetated gullies and wooded valleys.
This species is mainly found in undisturbed habitats on the north side of the island, with main threats from road improvement schemes and other activities that reduce the area of the occupied sites.
No conservation actions are known for this species, however no specific actions are required.