Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries
Groh, K. & Alonso, M.R.
Neubert, E., Gómez Moliner, B.J., Seddon, M.B. & Cuttelod, A.
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This species is endemic to Tenerife where it is found on the southern slope of the Anaga Mountains. It is found in two sites within 3 km2 that can be impacted both at the same time by several threats, such as fires or future encroachment of the city (the site lies on the edge of Santa Cruz), hence the species is assessed as Critically Endangered (CR) B2ab(iii).
This species is endemic to Tenerife where it is found on the southern slope of the Anaga Mountains.
There are no data on the population size or trend.
This species occurs in the "piso basal", typical lowland vegetation on Canaries.
Future threat are related to the encroachment of urban development as the site lies on the edge of Santa Cruz (within 200 m of the limit of urbanisation) (Moliner Gomez et al. 2001).
Both Valido et al. (1999) and Moliner Gomez et al. (2001) suggest this species is Endangered. This species is included as Vulnerable B2ab(iii) on the Red List of Spain (Verdu and Galante 2006). Part of the site lies in a protected area, however most of the habitat is not protected and hence the protected area needs to be extended to cover the entire habitat of this species. In addition long-term monitoring is required for the species.