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The Canary Islands
Invertebrate
Crabs
“El Cangrejo Ciego” (Munidopsis
polymorpha) is a blind crab that
only lives in Jameos del Agua.
Risks of extinction:
- Water pollution
“El Remípedo de los
Jameos”(Speleonectes
ondinae) is another crab that
lives in Jameos del Agua
Risks of the extinction:
- Water pollution
“La langosta herreña” (Panulirus
echinatus) lives in the rocky
coasts of the Calmas Sea in El
Hierro. They live from 5 to 25 m
deep in caves.
Risks of the extinction:
- Overfishing
Beatles
“ La Pimelia de las arenas” (Pimelia
granulicollis ) and “ El picudo de la
tabaiba de Monte”(Rhopalomesites
euphorbiae)
Risks of the extinction:
• Degradation of their habitat.
• The plant where the “picudo”
lives, the “Tabaiba de Monte”, is
endangered
• Water pollution
Grasshopper
“El cigarrón palo palmero”(Acrostira euphorbiae) lives in the
“bitter Tabaiba”.
Risks of the extinction:
• Degradation of its habitat.
• The population of the “bitter Tabaiba” has dropped
Spider
“El Opilión majorero cavernícola” (Maiorerus randoi) only lives
in a volcanic cave of Fuerteventura. There are a few number of
specimens.
Risks of the extinction:
• the degradation of the cave
Mollusc
“La Lapa majorera”(Patella candei candei) lives in rocky coasts of
Fuerteventura.
Risks of the extinction:
• Uncontrolled shellfish
• Degradation of its habitat
Vertebrate
Lizards
“ El lagarto gigante de la
Gomera” (Gallotia gomerana)
is a giant lizard that can be
15cm when it is a baby. The
adults measure 70cm .
Risks of the extinction:
• Degradation of its habitat.
• Grown wild cats
El “lagarto gigante de El Hierro” (Gallotia
simonyi), another giant lizard that
measures 60 cm when it is an adult and
weighs 400 g
Risks of the extinction:
• Degradation of its habitat.
• Grown wild cats.
“El lagarto gigante de
Tenerife”(Gallotia intermedia) .
Tenerife giant lizard measures from
45 to 75cm.
Risks of the extinction:
• Degradation of its habitat.
• Grown wild cats.
Birds
There are only 22 couples of Guirres
(Neophron percnopterus majorensis).
This vulture is an endangered animal
because of:
• Degradation of its habitat
• Electric towers
• Lack of food
There are only 700-750 specimens of “Hubara”
(Chlamydotis undulata)
Risks of the extinction:
• Degradation of its habitat.
• Hunting
• Cars driving out of road.
There are only 150 specimens of “Pinzón Azul” (Fringilla
teydea polatzeki).
Risks of the extinction:
• Degradation of its habitat.
• Hunting.
• Forest fires.
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endangered animals