|Scientific Name:||Coryphantha salinensis|
|Species Authority:||(Poselg.) Dicht & A.Lüthy|
Echinocactus salinensis Poselg.
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
This species has an extent of occurrence well over 20,000 km2, even though the population size and trend is unknown and there might be threats in parts of its range, it is unlikely the species qualifies for a threatened category given the large area the species is found in. Hence, the species is here listed as Least Concern, however, more research is necessary to more accurately assess its conservation status.
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to Mexico, where it occurs in the states of Coahuila, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas (Dicht and Lüthy 2003).|
Native:Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas)
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|Population:||There is no information on the population size or trend of this species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||Given its distribution, it is very likely that Coryphantha salinensis occurs in desert scrub. It grows on alluvial plains and limestone gravel (Dicht and Lüthy 2003).|
|Major Threat(s):||There do not appear to be any significant threats to this species.|
|Conservation Actions:||It is unknown if this species occurs within protected areas.|
|Citation:||Goettsch, B.K. 2013. Coryphantha salinensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.|
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