IUCN threat status:

Critically Endangered (CR)

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Range Description

This species is known from a single cave situated in a limestone hill named Gunung Kanthan, at 445.685'N, 10107.322'E, Perak State, Malaysia. A survey in 2001 showed that the cave was 435 m long(see Figure 1 in the attached PDF). The cave is up to about 40 m high. A large entrance, rather high up the hill, slopes down into a more constricted passage leading into a large chamber with an opening overhead. The chamber gradually becomes smaller and leads to an exit. A meandering stream has cut into the cave floor, but the water appears to be stagnant. In this cave, all the specimens are found in nests on the cave walls (Platnick et al. 1997; Price 1998, 2011, Murphy and Murphy 2000) but only in one part of the main chamber (L. Price pers. comm. 2013). The cave lies between 125 and 135 m above sea level.On another limestone hill in the area, Gunung Tempurung, another species of Liphistius is found (Platnick et al. 1997, L. Price pers. comm. 2015).

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