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Species Conservation Profile of a Critically Endangered endemic spider for the Azores

It is now published the first article of a new series within the BIODIVERSITY DATA JOURNAL - Species Conservation Profiles

Subject to continuing population decline due to a number of factors, an exclusively cave-dwelling (troglobitic) spider endemic to the Azores is considered as Critically Endangered according to the IUCN Red List criteria.

To provide a fast output, potentially benefiting the arachnid’s survival, scientists from Azorean Biodiversity Group (cE3c) at University of Azores, Portugal, where the main objective is to perform research that addresses societal challenges in ecology, evolution and the environment, also known as the three E’s from the centre’s name abbreviation, teamed up with colleagues from University of Barcelona, Spain, and the Finnish Museum of Natural History.


Borges PAV, Crespo L, Cardoso P (2016) Species conservation profile of the cave spider Turinyphia cavernicola (Araneae, Linyphiidae) from Terceira Island, Azores, Portugal. Biodiversity Data Journal 4: e10274.doi: 10.3897/BDJ.4.e10274