Species

BackPediacus tabellatus Wollaston, 1864

Pediacus tabellatus Wollaston, 1864

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Insecta
  • Order: Coleoptera
  • Family: Cucujidae
DD Data Deficient
IUCN Red List Status:

Countries of Occurrence:
Spain - Canaries

Archipelago(s):
Canaries

Assessor/s:
Nardi, G. & Mico, E.

Reviewer/s:
Alexander, K. & Nieto, A.

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Assessment Rationale:

European regional assessment: listed as Data Deficient because although this species has a small distribution, there is no information regarding its population status, habitat preferences or threats that would allow an assessment to be made. The species is only known from the original specimen described in the 19th century.

EU 27 regional assessment: listed as Data Deficient because although this species has a small distribution, there is no information regarding its population status, habitat preferences or threats that would allow an assessment to be made. The species is only known from the original specimen described in the 19th century.

Geographic Range:

This species is endemic to the Spanish Archipelago in the Atlantic Ocean, the Canary Islands and known from Tenerife only.

Regions:
Spain - Canaries
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
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Biogeographic Realms:
Paleartic
Presence:
Extant
Origin:
Endemic Canaries
Seasonality:
Resident

Population:

There is no information available on the abundance of this species - the species is known from just one specimen found over 100 years ago.

Habitat and Ecology

This is an obligate saproxylic species. It was reported from beneath the bark of a felled Spanish chestnut- tree Castanea sativa.

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Conservation Actions

None feasible until a live population is discovered.