Countries of Occurrence:
Saint Helena - British Overseas Territory
Pryce, D. & White, L.
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While endemic to the small and remote island of St Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean, this species is common and widespread across the island and there are no known current threats. However, the species has a very low EOO (70 km²) and AOO (44 km²) and the number of current locations is 12. We therefore assess this species as Near Threatened as the loss of any locations and consequent potential decline in EOO and AOO is plausible with the potential arrival of any new predator that may have a preference for this species.
Endemic to the island of St Helena, in the South Atlantic Ocean, where it is widely distributed.
This is a common and widespread species with no evidence of population decline.
This species is found relatively widely across the island of St Helena in the South Atlantic Ocean in native and non-native habitats (Karisch 2007).
There is a potential threat to this species through the accidental introduction of new predatory non-native species to the island which could severely impact the population. The island had been prone to the accidental introductions through shipping in the past and this has happened repeatedly with predators such as the centipede Scolopendra morsitans Linnaeus, 1758 and the spider Xeropigo tridentiger (Pickard-Cambridge, 1869)
Any research and monitoring of this species would be of value