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Species Account for Enoplognatha mordax

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Enoplognatha mordax  (Thorell, 1875)
Araneae: Theridiidae

Enoplognatha mordax

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Taxonomic group: spiders (Araneae) - County data

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Status: NS

Essex RDB: Listed
Threat: Regionally Important
Records: 100
First Record: 1953
Latest Record: 2024

1992-on hectads: 7
Pre-1992 hectads: 15
Total hectads: 16

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Enoplognatha mordax
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Species text
Enoplognatha mordax is confined to coastal sites in the south of England and South Wales, with a single old record from Dumfries-shire (Harvey et al. 2002). The main centre of distribution is between Suffolk and north Kent, and Essex holds important populations in a national context. It has been recorded from saltmarshes where it is found amongst litter on the strand line and on vegetation at the upper end of the marsh. References

Species text last edited on Tue Mar 20th 2007 by user 3


Broad Habitat Data (based on 18 records with habitat information)

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Structural Habitat Data (based on 24 records with structural habitat information)

Habitat Detail and Method (based on 100 records with habitat detail and method information)

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