Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Acrida bara is endemic to the West Usambara Mountains, Tanzania. It is only known from one locality (Lushoto).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Little is known about habitat preferences of this species. It is likely that the species occurs in grass-rich habitats, similar to its congeners.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
D2

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2013

Assessor/s
Hochkirch, A.

Reviewer/s
Willemse, L.P.M. & Odé, B.

Contributor/s
Weinberger, J.

Justification
This species is only known from Lushoto (West Usambara Mts.). It has not been found since its description in 1963. However, the genus Acrida is in need of taxonomic revision. Based upon its small range size and the threats caused by agricultural land use, the species is assessed as 'Vulnerable' under criterion D2.
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Population

Population
No data on population size or trends are available.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The area near Lushoto is strongly affected by land use changes (particularly small-holder farming). It is likely that Acrida bara is affected by human land use.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
No conservation measures are in place for this species.
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