Odé, B. & García, M.
Jakobs, D. & Kranz, M.
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The Cañadas Sand Grasshopper is endemic to the subalpine deserts of Tenerife, where it is assumed to be stable. The habitat is strongly protected and only natural geological events may threaten this species. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).
The Cañadas Sand Grasshopper is endemic to the Cañadas on Tenerife (Gangwere et al. 1972, Bland et al. 1996, Hochkirch and Husemann 2008). Its extent of occurrence (EOO) is c. 250 km², and its known area of occupancy (AOO) is 84 km², with a maximum estimate of 200 km².
There is no information available on the population size and trend of the species, but it is assumed to have a stable population size as its habitat is little affected by humans.
This species occurs only in the sub-alpine deserts of the Cañadas, where it inhabits areas with little or no vegetation. Its altitudinal range is 1,900 - 3,000 m.
Although this species has a very small range, its habitat is nearly completely preserved. It only may be affected by volcanic activities.
Large parts of the population are found in the Parque Nacional El Teide protected area. More information on its population trend and ecology is needed.