Strophurus elderi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Diplodactylidae

Scientific Name: Strophurus elderi (Stirling & Zietz, 1893)
Common Name(s):
English Jewelled Gecko
Diplodactylus elderi Stirling & Zietz, 1893

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2017-02-23
Assessor(s): Shea, G., Wilson, S., Ellis, R. & Oliver, P.
Reviewer(s): Bowles, P.
Contributor(s): Harris, J.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Cox, N.A.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, there are no major threats and because the population is unlikely to be declining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found throughout the centre of Australia, with its range reaching from northwestern Western Australia, though South Australia, the southern portion of the Northern Territory, and small areas within Queensland and New South Wales (Cogger 2014).
Countries occurrence:
Australia (New South Wales, Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia)
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Population [top]

Population:It can be a common species, with stable populations.
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Its range is seems to be confined to areas where Spinifex (Triodia spp.) are found (Wilson and Swan 2013, Cogger 2014). This covers a range of habitats including mallee, sand desert and stony hills (Cogger 2014).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is involved in pet trade. Individuals are likely to be captive bred.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Due to the large range of this species, there are unlikely to be major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: This species range coincides with many protected areas.

Citation: Shea, G., Wilson, S., Ellis, R. & Oliver, P. 2017. Strophurus elderi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T102701969A102701981. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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