Countries of Occurrence:
Portugal - Madeira
Cameron, R., Groh, K., Cuttelod, A. & Neubert, E.
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This species is restricted to Madeiran islands where two different subspecies are found on Porto Santo. It is often abundant at sites. The mainland populations are susceptible, given the multiple threats causing habitat degradation and impact of non-native species. However, the present population abundance, the fairly wide distribution, number of sites and presence in degraded habitat, suggests that not highly threatened. However, the species is currently viewed as Least Concern (LC).
This species is restricted to Madeiran islands where two different subspecies are found on Porto Santo.
This species is thought to be stable. It is often abundant at sites.
It occurs in arid zones close to the ground, under rocks.
Habitat loss from tourist development or habitat degradation due to invasive species (plants), fire or tipping or loss of populations due to introduced rodents are affecting part of the range of this species.
No conservation actions are known for this species, however none are considered necessary, other than taxonomic work to verify the presence of two distinct species.