|Scientific Name:||Spergularia tangerina|
Spergularia salina ssp. microcarpa (Batt.) P.Monnier
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Reviewer(s):||Hugot, L., Bagella, S., Muller, S.D. & Temple, H. (IUCN Species Programme)|
Although Spergularia tangerina has a fairly restricted distribution, there are many known sites, populations appear to be stable, and it is not believed to approach the criteria for listing in a threatened category. It is therefore listed as Least Concern.
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to the western Mediterranean: Algeria, Morocco, Portugal, Spain, and southern France. In Algeria the species is probably extinct since the only known sites are now within the suburbs of Algers and the habitat has been destroyed.|
In France, the species is found in Languedoc (Hérault).
Native:France (France (mainland)); Morocco; Portugal (Portugal (mainland)); Spain (Spain (mainland))
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|Population:||This species is found in only two populations in Mediterranean France at Vic-la-Gardiole and Perols (Hérault). In Spain, it is present at four sites in the southern provinces Alicante, Huelva, Jaén and Sevilla (Anthos 2009).|
In Morocco, it is relatively common and it occurs along the coast from the eastern border to the Rabat/Casablanca region. In Algeria, it may be extinct.
|Current Population Trend:||Stable|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is found in formations of halonitrophilous annuals colonizing salty muds. It occurs in lagoons and river deltas.|
|Major Threat(s):||The species and its habitat are threatened by urbanization and filling in.|
There are no conservation measures in place, but the following actions are recommended:
- Legal protection of the species
- Surveillance of the existing sites and search for new sites
- Control of urbanization
- Follow-up of the dynamics and the structure of the populations
- Raising public awareness
|Citation:||Diadema, K. 2010. Spergularia tangerina. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T164497A5894232.Downloaded on 30 August 2016.|
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