Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries
Pauly, A. & Michez, D.
Roberts, S. & García, M.
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Listed as Least Concern as the species is widespread and thought to be quite common on the Canary Islands. Despite the fact that this species is listed as Least Concern, data are still very much lacking and research should be conducted to determine the population trends and any future threats to the species as it is endemic to the Canary Islands.
The species is endemic to the Canary Islands and is found on Tenerife (subspecies arctifrons), Hierro (subspecies glandarium), La Palma (subspecies glandarium), and Gran Canaria (subspecies optatum) (Ebmer 1974, 1993, Warncke 1975, Hohmann et al. 1993). The extent of occurrence (EOO) is 20,021 km² and the area of occupancy (AOO) is 40 km².
The species is quite common on the Canary Islands (La Roche unpublished data, A. Pauly pers. comm. 2014).
There is no information available on the habitat and ecology of this species, although as it is endemic and quite common on the Canary Islands it can be assumed to be found on Mediterranean-type shrubland amongst other habitat types.
The species is not listed in any National Red Lists or Red Data Books. It is unknown whether it occurs within any protected areas. Further research should be conducted to determine the population size and trends, habitat and ecology, and threats to the species.