Reboleira, A.S.P.S., Eusébio, R.P. & Taiti, S. (2022) Species conservation profiles of cave-adapted terrestrial isopods from Portugal.Biodiversity Data Journal, 10, e78796. DOI:10.3897/BDJ.10.e78796 (IF2020 1,225; Q3 Biodiversity Conservation)
Terrestrial isopods (Oniscidea) are the most diverse group of troglobionts in caves of continental Portugal. They occur in all karst regions of Portugal, play a major role in decomposition of organic matter in caves and may act as umbrella species for the conservation of all other cave-adapted invertebrates.
We present the IUCN Red List profiles for the cave-adapted terrestrial isopods from continental Portugal, based on recent distribution data from caves.