Andasta benoiti 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Arachnida Araneae Theridiosomatidae

Scientific Name: Andasta benoiti
Species Authority: (Roberts, 1978)
Theridiosoma benoiti Roberts, 1978

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2014
Date Assessed: 2012-12-01
Assessor(s): Gerlach, J.
Reviewer(s): Marusik, Y.
This species has an extent of occurrence (EOO) of 700 km2 and an area of occupancy (AOO) of 50 km2. It is known from 8 locations and is restricted to coastal habitats, which are heavily degraded by development, and to woodland areas, which are deteriorating due to invasive plant species. Therefore, it is assessed as Vulnerable.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to the Seychelles islands of Mahe, Conception, Therese, North, Praslin, Marianne, Felicite and Denis.
Countries occurrence:
Seychelles (Seychelles (main island group))
Estimated area of occupancy (AOO) - km2: 50
Number of Locations: 8
Upper elevation limit (metres): 50
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Population [top]

Population: There is no data on the current population.
Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:
Continuing decline of mature individuals: Unknown
Extreme fluctuations: Unknown Population severely fragmented: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is found in coastal woodland where it constructs orb webs in vegetation.
Systems: Terrestrial
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat: Yes

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is threatened by habitat deterioration due to the effects of invasive plants, especially Cinnamomum verum.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: No conservation actions have been taken.

Citation: Gerlach, J. 2014. Andasta benoiti. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2014: e.T196504A2458868. . Downloaded on 27 November 2015.
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