Frias Martins, A.
Neubert, E. & Nichols, C.
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This species is found in the Azores, where it is widespread in both endemic and secondary forests. This species faces no threats therefore it has been assessed as Least Concern (LC).
This species is found on São Miguel, Terceira, São Jorge, Pico and Faial islands, Azores.
First thought to be restricted to São Miguel island (Morelet 1860) Plutonia atlantica was later found in São Jorge and Faial (Backhuys 1975) and Pico (Martins et al. 2006); it lives also on Terceira (A. Martins pers. obs. 2010).
This species lives in mountain forested habitats, endemic and secondary. It has a mostly subterranean life, and can be found under dead leaves, but mostly in rotting branches and under half-buried stones. It feeds on earthworms. It is rarely found, mostly due to its habits and extremely cryptic colouration.
Due to the extent of its distribution, no special threats are identified for this species.
There are no conservation measures needed for this species.