Calliphona alluaudi 

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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.)
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:16Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):Yes
Extreme fluctuations in area of occupancy (AOO):UnknownEstimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:101
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):UnknownExtreme fluctuations in extent of occurrence (EOO):Unknown
Number of Locations:2Continuing decline in number of locations:Unknown
Extreme fluctuations in the number of locations:UnknownLower 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.
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 28 October 2016.
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