Countries of Occurrence:
Portugal - Madeira
Henriques, S. & Russell, N.
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Oecobius minor is only known from one locality in the laurisilva forest of Madeira Island, Portugal. This species is assessed as Data Deficient (DD) due to the lack of knowledge on its distribution, ecology and possible threats. More research is needed in order to assess its extinction risk.
Oecobius minor is known only from the mountainous area south of Faial on the northern coast of Madeira Island (Portugal), captured in undefined date (Wunderlich 1992). The only other record is from the same island in undefined locality (Kulczyński 1909). The species EOO and AOO are therefore unknown.
There is no available information about population size or trend.
The only known locality probably is in laurisilva forest. The ecology of Oecobius minoris unknown, but congeners build small flat webs over rocks or trunks where they hunt for small insects.
The threats to this species are unknown.
No specific conservation measures are in place for this species, but the known species range is inside the Madeira Natural Park. The true distribution of the species should be assessed along with possible threats along its range.