Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found in Mexico in the states of Aguascalientes, Guanajuato, Jalisco and Querétaro (Hernández et al. 2004).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is very likely distributed in shrublands.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
Bárcenas Luna, R., Gómez-Hinostrosa, C., Guadalupe Martínez, J. & Sánchez , E.

Reviewer/s
Goettsch, B.K. & Superina, M.

Contributor/s

Justification
It is currently not possible to assess Opuntia scheeri due to uncertainty about the taxonomic status, distribution and population size. Hence, it is listed as Data Deficient.
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Population

Population
There is no information on population size or trends.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
A potential threat to species of the genus Opuntia is the invasion of the cactus moth Cactoblastis cactorum, which can completely exterminate populations (Zimmermann et al. 2000).

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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
Further research is needed on the taxonomy, ecology and population status of this cactus.
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