Porcellionides cavernarum (Vandel, 1958)

Higher Taxonomy
Phylum: Arthropoda
Class: Malacostraca
Order: Isopoda
Family: Porcellionidae
Genus: Porcellionides
Characterisation
Troglobiont
Distribution
Endemic to Greece
Locus Typicus
Spilaio Kamilari IΙ
Region: Kriti / Regional unit: Irakleio / Municipality: Malevizi / Closest settlement: Tylisos
Distribution in caves of Greece
  • Spilaio Doxa, Schmalfuss et al. 2004, Beron 2016
    Region: Kriti / Regional unit: Irakleio / Municipality: Malevizi / Closest settlement: Marathos
  • Spilaio Kamilari IΙ, Vandel 1958, Schmalfuss 1972b, Schmalfuss & Sfenthourakis 1995, Beron 2016
    Region: Kriti / Regional unit: Irakleio / Municipality: Malevizi / Closest settlement: Tylisos
  • Spilaio Melidoniou, Schmalfuss et al. 2004, Beron 2016
    Region: Kriti / Regional unit: Rethymno / Municipality: Mylopotamos / Closest settlement: Melidoni
  • Spilaio Mougkri, Schmalfuss et al. 2004, Beron 2016
    Region: Kriti / Regional unit: Rethymno / Municipality: Mylopotamos / Closest settlement: Sises
Comments

Only known from 4 caves in central Crete.

IUCN Red List
NE - Not Evaluated
Greece's Red Data Book
CR - Critically Endangered
Protection status
  • There is no species-specific legal framework for protection.
Check Databases
GBIF
Species references
  • Beron, P. 2016. Faune cavernicole de la Grèce. Maison d'édition Est-West., Sofia. pp. 229.
  • Schmalfuss, H. & Sfenthourakis, S. 1995. The Terrestrial Isopods (Oniscidea) of Greece. 15th Contribution: Genera Echinarmadillidium and Paxodillidium (Armadillidiidae). Stuttgart. Beitr. Naturk. Ser. A. (Biol.), 518: 1-21.
  • Schmalfuss, H. 1972. Die Isopoden von Kreta. Biol. gallo-hellen., 4 (1): 33-60.
  • Schmalfuss, H., Paragamian, K. & Sfenthourakis, S. 2004. The terrestrial isopods (Isopoda: Oniscidea) of Crete and the surrounding islands. Stuttgart. Beitr. Naturk. Ser. A. (Biol.), 662: 1-74.
  • Vandel, A. 1958. Isopodes récoltés dans les grottes de la Crète par le Docteur K. Lindberg. Notes biospeol., 12 (2): 81-101.
Citation
Paragamian, K. 2021. Porcellionides cavernarum (Vandel, 1958). In Paragamian, K., M. Poulinakis, S. Paragamian and I. Nikoloudakis. Cave fauna of Greece database - Hellenic Institute of Speleological Research. Species data updated 31.05.2021, Accessed 04.12.2021