|Scientific Name:||Dolichopoda naxia Boudou-Saltet, 1973|
|Taxonomic Source(s):||Eades, D.C., Otte, D., Cigliano, M.M. and Braun, H. 2016. Orthoptera Species File. Version 5.0/5.0. Available at: http://Orthoptera.SpeciesFile.org.|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Vulnerable D2 ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Willemse, L.P.M., Hochkirch, A., Kati, V., Papapavlou, K., Tzirkalli, E. & Heller, K.-G.|
|Reviewer(s):||Bushell, M., Cálix, M. & Nieto, A.|
The Naxos Cave-cricket (Dolichopoda naxia) is endemic to Greece, and it is only known from a single cave on the Cyclades island of Naxos in Greece. This species is assessed as Vulnerable since it has a very restricted geographic range (extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) are both 4 km²), the cave where it occurs - Zeus cave - is a touristic attraction, and any increase in touristic activity and disturbance could drive the species to become Critically Endangered or Extinct in the near future. However, detailed information is lacking, and a renewed investigation of the cave is necessary to assess the population size and gather more information about this species' ecology and possible threats to it. Proper touristic management is needed to avoid any future decline in the population.
|Range Description:||The Naxos Cave-cricket is endemic to Greece, and is only known from a single cave on the Cyclades island of Naxos in Greece (Di Russo et al. 2014). This species' extent of occurrence (EOO) and area of occupancy (AOO) are both 4 km².|
Native:Greece (Greece (mainland))
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|Population:||Neither the population size nor the population trend are known.|
|Current Population Trend:||Unknown|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species lives in caves.|
|Use and Trade:||The species is not utilized.|
|Major Threat(s):||The cave where this species is found (cave of Zeus) is a touristic attraction, but is only accessible by foot.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is not protected, but the Cave of Zeus is found in a protected area. A renewed investigation of the cave is necessary to assess the population size and gather more information about this species' ecology and possible threats to it. Proper touristic management is needed to avoid any future decline in the population.|
Di Russo, C., Rampini, M. and Cobolli, M. 2014. The cave crickets of Greece: a contribution to the study of Southern Balkan Rhaphidophoridae diversity (Orthoptera), with the description of a new species of TroglophilusKrauss, 1879. Biodiversity Journal 5(3): 397-420.
IUCN. 2016. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2016-1. Available at: www.iucnredlist.org. (Accessed: 30 June 2016).
|Citation:||Willemse, L.P.M., Hochkirch, A., Kati, V., Papapavlou, K., Tzirkalli, E. & Heller, K.-G. 2016. Dolichopoda naxia. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T68314517A70596318.Downloaded on 13 December 2017.|
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