Species

BackArminda burri Uvarov, 1935

Arminda burri Uvarov, 1935

Gran Canaria Rock Grasshopper

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Coleoptera
  • Family: Acrididae
LC Least Concern
IUCN Red List Status:

Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries

Archipelago(s):
Canaries

Assessor/s:
Hochkirch, A.

Reviewer/s:
Odé, B. & García, M.

Contributor/s:
Jakobs, D. & Kranz, M.

Facilitators / Compilers/s:


Assessment Rationale:

The Gran Canaria Rock Grasshopper is endemic to Gran Canaria, where it occurs at steep rocky slopes. It is not affected by human activities as it is mainly confined to steep rocky slopes where the only threat is volcanism. Therefore, it is assessed as Least Concern (LC).

Geographic Range:

This species is endemic to Gran Canaria (Hochkirch and Görzig 2009), where it is mainly found in the centre of the island. Its estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) is 833 km².

Regions:
Spain - Canaries
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
833 (km2)
Area of Occupancy (AOO):
(km2)
Elevation Lower Limit:
350 (m)
Elevation Upper Limit:
1400 (m)
Biogeographic Realms:
Paleartic
Presence:
Extant
Origin:
Endemic Canaries
Seasonality:
Resident

Population:

There is no information available on the population size and trend of the species. Similar to other Arminda species, it is probably little affected by humans due to its occurrence at steep rocky slopes. The population trend is unknown.

Habitat and Ecology

This species is confined to steep rocky slopes, and its altitudinal range is 350 - 1,400 m.

 

Major Threat(s):

Human activities are unlikely to affect this species. The major natural threat is the risk of avalanches on Gran Canaria.

Conservation Actions

No specific conservation actions are in place for this species, although it occurs in several protected areas. More research into its ecology and trends is needed.