Countries of Occurrence:
Portugal - Azores
Groh, K. & Alonso, M.R.
Neubert, E., Seddon, M.B., Gómez Moliner, B.J. & Cuttelod, A.
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This species is only known at a single site in the region of Masca (Teno Mountains) on Tenerife where it is under pressure from recreational activities impacting this ground-dwelling species (Moliner Gomez et al. 2001). It is therefore considered as Critically Endangered (CR) B2ab(iii).
This species is endemic to the Canary Islands, where it is only found in the region of Masca (Teno Mountains) on Tenerife, where it was recorded from an area of less than 3 x 3 km (area of occupancy is 9 km2).
This large species is thought to be declining.
This ground-dwelling species is found in typical lowland canary island vegetation.
The main threats are from urbanisation and use of the region by tourists (path construction, use of mountain bikes on trails, jeep tours, picnic sites and tourist facilities)
Recommended actions in Moliner Gomez (2001) include habitat protection. It is not listed by the National Red List (Verdu and Galante 2009) nor on the Canarian List, and as such it is not legally protected.