Cacophis krefftii 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Elapidae

Scientific Name: Cacophis krefftii Günther, 1863
Common Name(s):
English Dwarf Crowned Snake, Krefft's Dwarf Snake, Southern Dwarf Crowned Snake

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2018
Date Assessed: 2017-06-14
Assessor(s): Shea, G., Wilson, S., Vanderduys, E. & Sanderson, C.
Reviewer(s): Bowles, P.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Cox, N.A.
Listed as Least Concern in view of its wide distribution, because there are no major threats, and because it is unlikely to be declining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This Australian endemic species is confined to the coast and eastern side of ranges from the central coast of New South Wales to southeastern Queensland (Cogger 2014).
Countries occurrence:
Australia (New South Wales, Queensland)
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Population [top]

Population:This is a secretive but seemingly locally common species. There is no indication that the population is declining.
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found in rainforest and wet sclerophyll forest, and occasionally well-watered suburban areas (Wilson and Swan 2013). A secretive, nocturnal snake, it is usually found under rotting logs, leaf-litter or bark, or actively foraging on warm, humid evenings (Cogger 2014).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: The species is not collected for the pet trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There do not appear to be any threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species, however, it is known to occur in many protected areas.

Citation: Shea, G., Wilson, S., Vanderduys, E. & Sanderson, C. 2018. Cacophis krefftii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T102706882A102707088. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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