L. granatensis has been introduced in southern France (Perpignan) (Alves et al. 2003).
Habitat and Ecology
Reproduction in L. granatensis is continuous year round, with peaks experienced between February and June (Alves et al. 2002; Farfan et al. 2004). It has been estimated that the mean number of litters per productive female per year and the mean litter size are 3.48 and 2.08, respectively (Farfan et al. 2004).
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
- 1996Not Evaluated(Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
- 1996Not Evaluated
Three subspecies of the Granada Hare are known, which vary in colour and size.
- Lepus granatensis granatensis - This, the most abundant subspecies, is found in Andalusia, Extremadura, Meseta Central, Valencia and the south of Aragon and Catalonia.
- Lepus granatensis gallaecius - This subspecies with a darker coat occurs in the northwest of the Iberian peninsula, in Galicia.
- Majorcan Hare, Lepus granatensis solisi - This subspecies is probably extinct nowadays or at least very rare. There have been no trustworthy sightings in recent years. This subspecies has a lighter coat and is smaller.