|Scientific Name:||Bassia saxicola|
|Species Authority:||(Guss.) A.J.Scott|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered D ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Domina, G. & Santangelo, A.|
|Reviewer(s):||Montagnani, C. & Bilz, M.|
Bassia saxicola is an endemic species from Capri Island and the Lipary archipelagos of Sicily where three subpopulations are found at two locations. The area of occupancy is less than 10 km². The total population counts 135 individuals but the populations are stable. Landslides and invasive alien species could potentially threaten this species.
Bassia saxicola is an endemic species from Capri Island (Campagna, south Italy) and the Lipary archipelagos of
The area of occupancy is less than 10 km².
Native:Italy (Italy (mainland), Sicilia)
|Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:||1-10|
|Number of Locations:||2|
|Lower elevation limit (metres):||5|
|Upper elevation limit (metres):||90|
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|Population:||The total population counts 135 individuals (Commission of the European Communities 2009). The populations are stable and not severely fragmented.|
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||
It grows on maritime rocks and calcareous or volcanic cliffs between 5 to 90 m (Pignatti et al. 2001). It can be found in the Habitats Directive listed habitat 82 "Rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation" (Commission of the European Communities 2009).
Potential threats are landslides and invasive alien species. The limited dispersal and restricted range of the species are unfavourable in itself.
Bassia saxicola is listed as priority species on Annex II of the Habitats Directive.
It is protected under regional laws and partially included in Natura 2000 sites.
|Citation:||Domina, G. & Santangelo, A. 2013. Bassia saxicola. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013: e.T161940A5516575. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2011-1.RLTS.T161940A5516575.en . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.|
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