Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is found in Baja California Sur, Mexico, on the islands of Catalana, Cerralvo, Coronados, Carmen, Danzante and Montserrat in the Gulf of California, at elevations of 10 to 300 m asl (Pilbeam and Bowdery 1995).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
The species grows in desert scrub on granite soil.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
León de la Luz, J.L., Gómez-Hinostrosa, C. & Hernández, H.M.

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

Contributor/s

Justification
Ferocactus diguetii has a restricted range (extent of occurrence is less than 2,000 km2), but the whole range falls within protected areas and the species is difficult to extract given that it occurs in islands. There are no major threats, hence it is listed as Least Concern.
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Population

Population
The species is very abundant on the islands of Catalana and Cerralvo.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no major threats for Ferocactus diguetii.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
The species occurs within protected areas, such as Parque Marino Loreto and Islas del Golfo protected area.
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