Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Orthoptera Tettigoniidae

Scientific Name: Calliphona alluaudi
Species Authority: Bolívar, 1893
Common Name(s):
English Gran Canaria Green Bush-cricket
Taxonomic Source(s): Eades, D.C., Otte, D., Cigliano, M.M. and Braun, H. 2014. Orthoptera Species File. Version 5.0/5.0. Available at:

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(ii,iii)+2ab(ii,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-06-08
Assessor(s): Jakobs, D.
Reviewer(s): Hochkirch, A. & Odé, B.
This species is endemic to Gran Canaria, where it occurs in forested habitats. It is rather insensitive to habitat change, but rural development on Gran Canaria is strong.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to Gran Canaria.
Countries occurrence:
Spain (Canary Is.)
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2: 16
Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO): Yes
Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO): Unknown
Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2: 101
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO): Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO): Unknown
Number of Locations: 2
Continuing decline in number of locations: Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations: Unknown
Lower elevation limit (metres): 600
Upper elevation limit (metres): 1300
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Population [top]

Population: No data on population sizes and trends are available.
Current Population Trend: Decreasing
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented: No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species occurs in forest habitats. It is not very specialized and can also be found in gardens, but forested habitats have become very rare on Gran Canaria.
Systems: Terrestrial
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: Yes
Movement patterns: Not a Migrant

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not utilized.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by ongoing habitat loss due to the strong rural development on northern Gran Canaria.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No specific conservation measures are in place for this species, but it occurs also in protected areas.

Citation: Jakobs, D. 2012. Calliphona alluaudi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T16895615A16897003. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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