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BackPholcus magnus Wunderlich, 1987

Pholcus magnus Wunderlich, 1987

  • Kingdom: Animalia
  • Phylum: Arthropoda
  • Class: Arachnida
  • Order: Araneae
  • Family: Pholcidae
DD Data Deficient
IUCN Red List Status:

Countries of Occurrence:
Portugal - Madeira

Archipelago(s):
Madeira

Reviewer/s:
Henriques, S. & Russell, N.

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Assessment Rationale:

Pholcus magnus is only known from Portela, on eastern Madeira Island (Portugal). This species is assessed as Data Deficient (DD) due to the lack of knowledge on its distribution, ecology and possible threats. More research is needed in order to assess its extinction risk.

Geographic Range:

Pholcus magnus is only known from Portela, on eastern Madeira Island (Portugal) (Wunderlich 1987), captured under a bridge before 1987. The EOO and AOO of this species are unknown.

Regions:
Portugal - Madeira
Extent of Occurrence (EOO):
(km2)
Area of Occupancy (AOO):
(km2)
Elevation Lower Limit:
700 (m)
Elevation Upper Limit:
700 (m)
Biogeographic Realms:
Palearctic
Presence:
Extant
Origin:
Endemic Madeira
Seasonality:
Resident

Population:

There is no information available about population size or trends for the species.

Habitat and Ecology

Pholcus magnus is only known from under a bridge surrounded by undescribed habitat (Wunderlich 1987). The ecology of the species is unknown but it is almost certainly a tangle-web builder feeding on small arthropods.

Major Threat(s):

The threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions

No specific conservation measures are in place for the species and it is not known to occur within any protected area. Basic information is needed on its distribution, ecology and possible threats.