IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Range Description

This species is endemic to Bulgaria, where it is only known from a cave at the source of the Petreska River, near Lakatnik, Stara Planina Mts. Total area of the site is unknown but estimated as 4 km2 based on a single location with 2 km buffer zone.

Even though the location of this site is only few kilometers outside the dividing range (border) of the Mediterranean biogeographical region, this species was considered to be Mediterranean. This decision has been taken based on climatic and geological similarities of the region with the Mediterranean.


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