Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Caryophyllales Cactaceae

Scientific Name: Coryphantha salinensis
Species Authority: (Poselg.) Dicht & A.Lüthy
Echinocactus salinensis Poselg.
Taxonomic Source(s): Hunt, D., Taylor, N. and Charles, G. (compilers and editors). 2006. The New Cactus Lexicon. dh Books, Milborne Port, UK.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2013-07-02
Assessor(s): Goettsch, B.K.
Reviewer(s): Hilton-Taylor, C.
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.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Mexico, where it occurs in the states of Coahuila, Nuevo León and Tamaulipas (Dicht and Lüthy 2003).
Countries occurrence:
Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo León, Tamaulipas)
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Population [top]

Population: There is no information on the population size or trend of this species.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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).
Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: It is very likely that this species is found in specialized collections.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There do not appear to be any significant threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is unknown if this species occurs within protected areas.

Citation: Goettsch, B.K. 2013. Coryphantha salinensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T152628A659137. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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