Summary for Halorates reprobus (Araneae)

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National Distribution

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Halorates reprobus Copyright: Tylan Berry
Identification difficulty rating: 3
Name: Halorates reprobus
Authority: (O.P.-Cambridge, 1879)
Order: Arachnida: Araneae
Family: Linyphiidae
National Rarity status: NS
IUCN status: LC

Records: 421
First Record: 1890
Latest Record: 2023

1992-on hectads: 98
Pre-1992 hectads: 90
Total hectads: 166

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Recorded altitude range
0m to 20m

Species text

Halorates reprobus is widespread throughout coastal Britain and Ireland, but is absent inland. Globally this species is restricted to the north-western coastline of Europe where the centre of its distribution seems to be the British Isles (Decleer & Bosmans 1989).

Habitat and ecology
This spider lives exclusively in coastal habitats such as saltmarshes and rocky/muddy shores. In these habitats it conceals itself beneath rocks and tidal litter. Some specimens may be found below the high tide mark. Halorates reprobus has also been found in the nest material of cormorants (Bristowe 1958). Adults are present throughout the year (Locket & Millidge 1953).

Local in its coastal habitats. Relatively few records exist for this species from continental Europe suggesting that the British populations are of international importance.

The loss of saltmarsh habitat due to sea level rise associated with global warming is likely to be the principle threat.

Management and conservation
Ensure survival of saltmarshes through managed realignment.

Text based on Dawson, I.K., Harvey, P.R., Merrett, P. & Russell-Smith, A.R. (in prep.).  References

Adult Season

Adult Season Data (based on 202 records with adult season information)


background methodology

Broad Habitat Data (based on 96 records with habitat information)

no subhabitat data available

Structural Habitat Data (based on 99 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 105 records with habitat detail and method information)

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