Ferocactus johnstonianus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Ferocactus johnstonianus
Species Authority: Britton & Rose

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2012-02-06
Assessor(s): León de la Luz, J.L., Gómez-Hinostrosa, C. & Hernández, H.M.
Reviewer(s): Superina, M. & Goettsch, B.K.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Goettsch, B.K.
Ferocactus johnstonianus has a restricted range, however all of it is protected and it has no threats. Hence, it is listed as Least Concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species is endemic to the Mexican state of Baja California (Hunt et al. 2006), it occurs in Isla Angel de la Guarda at 1 to 300 m of altitude (Pilbeam and Bowdery 1995).
Mexico (Baja California)
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Population [top]

Population: Ferocactus johnstonianus is not locally abundant.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: According to Pilbeam and Bowdery (2005), the species occurs in a wash behind a lagoon on the east side of Isla Angel de la Guarda and high in the mountains, near the highest peak on south facing slopes rocks.
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no known use or trade of this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to Ferocactus johnstonianus.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: The species occurs in Islas del Golfo protected area (Larraín 2011). This species is legally protected in Mexico by the national list of species at risk of extinction, NOM-059-SEMARNAT-2010, where it is listed under category “subject to special protection” (Pr; SEMARNAT 2010).

Citation: León de la Luz, J.L., Gómez-Hinostrosa, C. & Hernández, H.M. 2013. Ferocactus johnstonianus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 30 March 2015.
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