Countries of Occurrence:
Portugal - Madeira
Henriques, S. & Russell, N.
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Steatoda distincta is only known from Madeira Island (Portugal). It possibly is a junior synonym of a widespread species. Steatoda distincta is assessed as Data Deficient (DD) due to the lack of knowledge on its taxonomy, distribution, ecology and possible threats. More research is needed in order to assess its extinction risk.
Steatoda distincta is only mentioned for "Madeira" (Blackwall 1859, Warburton 1892), with no locality data. The EOO and AOO of this species are unknown.
There is no information available about population size or trends.
The habitat of Steatoda distincta is unknown. Not much is known about this species ecology except it should be a cobweb builder (if the species is valid).
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. S. distincta probably is a synonym of a widespread species (Denis 1962) and needs, first of all, taxonomic clarification. If valid, basic information would be needed on its distribution, ecology and possible threats.