Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries
Groh, K. & Alonso, M.R.
Neubert, E., Seddon, M.B. & Cuttelod, A.
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The species is proposed as Vulnerable (VU) D2, as it is restricted to a small area with disturbance from goats leading to declining quality of habitat, however it does not meet the level for endangered at present given the abundance of the species within some sites and the fact that the habitat quality is not declining over the whole range of this species.
This species is endemic to Fuerteventura where it is restricted to a small area of central Jandia mountains.
Populations can be abundant but localised.
This species occurs in and under lichen-rich rocks within sparse grass- and shrub-vegetation at the high region of the Jandia Peninsula.
The main threats are from goats and tourist recreation, although the impact on the habitats is more uneven and hence the species is assessed on limited range.
Goats should be managed.