Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries
Neubert, E., Cuttelod, A. & Bilz, M.
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This species is endemic to southern Gran Canaria. It has a restricted range and is impacted by the increasing tourist and urban development in the area. It is therefore considered as Near Threatened (NT), almost meeting criteria B.
This species is endemic to southern Gran Canaria where it is said to be from the Pinar near San Bartholome and the lowlands near El Charco near Maspalomas, Aguineguin Lowe (1861). Neiber et al. (2011) gives detailed genetic analysis of two specimens from Telde: Barranco de Pueste and San Bartholome de Tirajana: Monte Leon, which has not re-discovered or mentioned by Ibanez and his colleagues but has been found by Klaus Groh in the environments of Telde (K. Groh, pers. com., 2011). The extent of occurrence is estimated to be 100 km² and the area of occupancy is actually less than 20 km².
Population trends are estimated to be declining, due to the threats pressure. This species is not thought to be frequent.
This species occurs from the Pinar near San Bartholome and the lowlands near El Charco near Maspalomas, Aguineguin.
There are some threats in the south of Gran Canaria due to tourism and urbanization.
There are no conservation measure for this species.