Seselphisis visenda 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Insecta Orthoptera Tettigoniidae

Scientific Name: Seselphisis visenda (Bolivar, 1912)
Common Name(s):
English Seychelles Predatory Bush-Cricket
Brachyphisis visenda (Bolivar, 1912)
Phisis visenda Bolivar, 1912

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(i,ii,iii,iv)+2ab(i,ii,iii,iv) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2007-10-27
Assessor(s): Gerlach, J.
Reviewer(s): Hochkirch, A. & Odé, B.
This is a restricted range species (area of occupancy 183 km²) occurring in deteriorating habitats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:The species is endemic to the granitic islands of Seychelles (Mahé, Silhouette, Praslin and La Digue).
Countries occurrence:
Seychelles (Seychelles (main island group))
Additional data:
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2:183Continuing decline in area of occupancy (AOO):Yes
Estimated extent of occurrence (EOO) - km2:920
Continuing decline in extent of occurrence (EOO):Yes
Number of Locations:4Continuing decline in number of locations:Yes
Lower elevation limit (metres):250
Upper elevation limit (metres):600
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information available on population size or trends.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This is a predatory species which is found on vegetation in native forest.
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Yes

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The woodland habitats are deteriorating due to invasion by alien plants (especially Cinnamomum verum and Psidium cattleianum), recently this species has only been located in areas with low levels of invasion.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Historically recorded in the Morne Seychellois National Park but not recorded there since 1909, present in the Praslin and Silhouette National Parks.

Citation: Gerlach, J. 2012. Seselphisis visenda. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T199541A2599974. . Downloaded on 22 March 2018.
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