Trichoniscoides sicoensis Reboleira & Taiti, 2015 from caves in the Sicó karst area.
Terrestrial isopods (Oniscidea) are the most diverse group of troglobionts in caves of continental Portugal. They occur in all karst regions of Portugal, play a major role in decomposition of organic matter in caves and may act as umbrella species for the conservation of all other cave-adapted invertebrates. We present the IUCN Red List profiles for the cave-adapted terrestrial isopods from continental Portugal, based on recent distribution data from caves.
Reference: Reboleira A.S.P.S., Eusébio R. & Taiti S. (2022). Species conservation profiles of cave-adapted terrestrial isopods from Portugal. Biodiversity Data Journal, 10: e78796. https://doi.org/10.3897/BDJ.10.e78796
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