Countries of Occurrence:
Portugal - Madeira
Henriques, S. & Russell, N.
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The Biscoito Wolf Spider (Hogna biscoitoi) was recorded from Porto Santo (Portugal), from an unspecified locality. This species is assessed as Data Deficient (DD) due to the lack of knowledge on its taxonomy, distribution, ecology and threats. More research is needed in order to assess its extinction risk.
Hogna biscoitoi was only recorded from the Island of Porto Santo, from undetermined locality. The species EOO and AOO are unknown.
There is no information available about population size or trends for this species.
The species habitat is unknown. If a valid species, the Biscoito Wolf Spider should be an active ground hunter feeding mainly on small/medium size arthropods.
The threats to this species are unknown.
No specific conservation measures are in place for this species and it is unknown whether it occurs in any protected area. It needs, first of all, taxonomic clarification. If valid, basic information would be needed on its distribution, ecology and possible threats.