Hemicycla sarcostoma


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Hemicycla sarcostoma
Species Authority: (Webb & Berthelot, 1833)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2013
Date Assessed: 2011-03-25
Assessor(s): Groh, K. & Neubert, E.
Reviewer(s): Cuttelod, A. & Bilz, M.

This species is relatively widespread and there is no known major threat, even if it might be predated by rats locally. It is therefore considered to be Least Concern (LC).

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:

This species is widespread on Fuerteventura, Lobos, Lanzarote, La Graciosa and Montana Clara.

Spain (Canary Is.)
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Population [top]


The size and trend within the subpopulations are stable.

Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:

This species lives in the dry temperate shrub vegetation (Piso basal).

Systems: Terrestrial

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade:

This species is not used.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s):

There are no threats known to this species, except predation by rats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions:

Some parts of the subpopulations are under local conservation schemes.

Citation: Groh, K. & Neubert, E. 2013. Hemicycla sarcostoma. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 28 August 2015.
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