Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to Gran Canaria.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species occurs in dry open habitats with sparse vegetation.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Molecular Biology and Genetics

Molecular Biology

Barcode data: Sphingonotus guanchus

The following is a representative barcode sequence, the centroid of all available sequences for this species.


No available public DNA sequences.

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Statistics of barcoding coverage: Sphingonotus guanchus

Barcode of Life Data Systems (BOLDS) Stats
Public Records: 2
Specimens with Barcodes: 2
Species With Barcodes: 1
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
EN
Endangered

Red List Criteria
B1ab(ii,iv)+2ab(ii,iv)

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

Assessor/s
Jakobs, D.

Reviewer/s
Hochkirch, A. & Odé, B.

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Justification
This species is endemic to the western part of Gran Canaria, where it occurs in small, isolated populations. Most records stem from the 1970s, whereas only few recent records exist.
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Population

Population
Nothing is known about population sizes and trends, but most recent records are rather sparse.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The threats to this species are little known. Recent records of this species are scarce. At least geological events (landslides) may threaten this species.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
No specific conservation measures are in place for this species. It occurs in some protected areas, but little information exist concerning the status of populations.
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