Metatrichoniscoides celticus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Malacostraca Isopoda Trichoniscidae

Scientific Name: Metatrichoniscoides celticus
Species Authority: Oliver & Trew, 1981

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Griffiths, H.I.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1994 Insufficiently Known (K)
1990 Vulnerable (V)
1988 Vulnerable (V)
1986 Vulnerable (V)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Species is known from 5 points along a c 20km strip of coastline in Glamorgan and a further single site in Cumbria (H. I. Griffiths pers comm. 1996)
Countries occurrence:
United Kingdom
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Population [top]

Population: Population is characterisd by an acute restriction of occupancy (typically less than 100km2) or in the number of locations (typically less than 5) (H. I. Griffiths pers comm. 1996)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Has been found only in the supralittoral zone under stones deeply embedded in the soil. At all sites, the speciemns were found in association with the erosion area at the top of boulder beaches, usually where remnants of the coastal vegetation remained. (Oliver and Trew, 1981)
Systems: Freshwater

Citation: Griffiths, H.I. 1996. Metatrichoniscoides celticus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T13273A3434956. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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