Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries
Groh, K. & Neubert, E.
Cuttelod, A., Bilz, M. & Seddon, M.B.
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This species is endemic to the central western coast of the island of Tenerife, but it is widespread. Its population size is declining due to quarrying, urbanisation, tourist infrastructure and road construction. Monitoring of this species is recommended. The decline of habitat qualifies this species for Near Threatened, almost meeting criteria B.
This species is endemic to the central western coast of the island of Tenerife, where it is widespread.
The population size is declining due to ongoing threats.
This species lives in the dry temperate shrub vegetation (Piso basal).
Potential threats to this species are destruction of the habitat by quarrying, urbanisation, tourist infrastructure and road construction. However the destruction of the entire habitat is not likely but should be monitored carefully.
There is no conservation action in place for this species. Monitoring of this species is recommended. Wells and Chatfield (1992) noted that this species was Least Concern in their review of the status of the European Fauna, hence the status of this species is in decline.