Frias Martins, A.
Neubert, E., Cuttelod, A. & Nichols, C.
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This endemic species is relatively widespread on São Miguel island, Azores. There is no major threat, as it is a quite adaptable species. It is therefore assessed as Least Concern (LC).
This species is endemic to the island of São Miguel, in the Azores (Portugal). Until proper taxonomic treatment is given to van Riel et al.’s (2005) evidence of east-west separation in São Miguel, and thus properly assessing the range for each taxonomic unit, the range of L. azorica should include the entire island.
There is no data on population trends for this species.
This species lives in the forests and native vegetation, preferentially at high altitudes (for example Pico da Vara, north 37º 48' 24"; west 025º 12' 43"; 1050 m), but has also been found at lower altitudes (for example near Mosteiros, north 37º 52' 31"; west 025º 49' 28"; 240 m).
This species is widespread on São Miguel, and has quickly adapted to forest of introduced species (e.g. Cryptomeria), therefore no threats are foreseen.
There are no conservation actions in place, but more research on the taxonomy is needed