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ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Threatened

YEAR PLACED ON LIST: 1998

CRITICAL HABITAT: 12,105 acres in Imperial County, California designated in 2008

RECOVERY PLAN: None

RANGE: In the United States, only known in the Algodones or “Imperial” Dunes of Imperial County; also found on the sand dunes of the Gran Desierto of Sonora, Mexico

THREATS: Habitat destruction due to off-road vehicle use

POPULATION TREND: Population size is highly variable from year to year and fluctuates according to precipitation.

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