The Flinders Island Cave Slater (Echinodillo cavaticus
) is a small terrestrial crustacean that occurs in a single limestone cave near Ranga on the south-western part of Flinders Island, collected only in the 1960s. The species is a cave-dweller, occurring in a small, not totally dark, cave developed in dune limestone.
There are no immediately identifiable threats to the species. However, factors such as illegal collection, possible competition with other invertebrates, predation by introduced rodents, climate change (and its impact on microclimate conditions), and stochastic events are all highlighted as possible threats.
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