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Arminda latifrons Enderlein, 1930

Gomera 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 Gomera Rock Grasshopper is widespread on La Gomera. Even though it has small subpopulations, these are probably only little affected by human activities and the species is therefore assessed as Least Concern (LC). However, more research is needed on its population trend and ecology.

Geographic Range:

The Gomera Rock Grasshopper is endemic to La Gomera, Canary Islands, Spain (Hochkirch and Görzig 2009). Even though the number of known sites is limited, it is assumed to occur throughout the island. The estimated maximum extent of occurrence (EOO) is between 220 and 300 km² and its area of occupancy (AOO) is estimated to be between 50 and 100 km².

Regions:
Spain - Canaries
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
219 (km2)
Area of Occupancy (AOO):
50-100 (km2)
Elevation Lower Limit:
(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. Subpopulations are usually small, but the species is quite widespread and it occurs in habitats which are little affected by human activities.

Habitat and Ecology

This species occurs mainly at steep rocky slopes and at forest edges of laurel forest with patches of bare ground. Its elevation range is 0 - 1,400 m.

Major Threat(s):

Only local subpopulations of this species may be threatened by natural events (landslides). The potential effects of wildfires on this species are not known.

Conservation Actions

No specific conservation measures are in place for this species, but it occurs in the Parque Nacional Garajonay protected area. More research into its distribution, population trend and ecology is needed.