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Arminda palmae Hochkirch, 2008

Palma 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:

Even though the Palma Rock Grasshopper has not been recorded very often on La Palma, it is assumed to be more widespread and the population is probably large. It does not appear to be threatened by human activities and it is therefore assessed as Least Concern (LC).

Geographic Range:

This species is endemic to La Palma, Canary Islands, Spain (Hochkirch and Görzig 2009). Its extent of occurrence (EOO) is between 450 and 700 km² and its area of occupancy (AOO) is estimated to be between 50 and 200 km².

Regions:
Spain - Canaries
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
450-700 (km2)
Area of Occupancy (AOO):
50-200 (km2)
Elevation Lower Limit:
(m)
Elevation Upper Limit:
1450 (m)
Biogeographic Realms:
Paleartic
Presence:
Extant
Origin:
Endemic Canaries
Seasonality:
Resident

Population:

There is no information available on the population size of the species. The subpopulations are usually small and the species is flightless. However, it is quite common and its habitat is little affected by humans. The population trend is unknown.

Habitat and Ecology

The species is affiliated to steep rocky habitats.

Major Threat(s):

The habitat of Arminda palmae is currently not threatened by anthropogenic changes, but by the volcanic activities of La Palma.

Conservation Actions

The species occurs in protected areas, but no specific conservation measures are in place. Research on its population trends and ecology is needed.