Countries of Occurrence:
Portugal - Madeira
Henriques, S. & Russell, N.
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Dysdera vandeli is only known from its type locality in Caldeirão do Inferno on Madeira Island (Portugal). This species is assessed as Data Deficient (DD) in view of the lack of data on its taxonomy, distribution, population trend and the threats to its population. Further research is needed in order to assess its extinction risk.
The distribution of Dysdera vandeli is unknown as there is only a single record from Caldeirão do Inferno on Madeira Island (Portugal) in 1962 (Denis 1962). It has not been found since this, despite recent survey efforts.
There is no information on the population size or trend of this species.
This species probably inhabits the laurisilva forest on the northern slopes of Madeira Island. The diet of D. vandeli is unknown, although most congeners are specialized hunters feeding on woodlice.
The threats to this species are unknown.
There are no conservation actions in place for this species, but the known species range is inside the Madeira Natural Park. This species has not been found since the original description (Denis 1962) and it needs, first of all, taxonomic clarification. If valid, basic information would be needed on its distribution, ecology and possible threats.