Aprasia striolata 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Pygopodidae

Scientific Name: Aprasia striolata Lütken, 1863
Common Name(s):
English Striated Worm-lizard

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2017-02-22
Assessor(s): Cogger, H. & Shea, G.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N.A. & Bowles, P.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Chanson, J.S.
Listed as Least Concern because it has a wide distribution and there are no major threats and it is not currently in decline.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:There is one population in southern Western Australia, and another extending from southeastern South Australia to western Victoria (Cogger 2014).
Countries occurrence:
Australia (South Australia, Victoria, Western Australia)
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Population [top]

Population:This is a locally common species, but it is difficult to survey because it is a burrowing species. Populations are overall presumed to be stable.
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Burrowing species found in arid shrubby habitats with sandy or loamy soils (Cogger 2014). This species' diet is made up predominantly of larvae and pupae of ants with the greatest volume of food consumed during spring and summer; almost no feeding occurs during winter (Webb and Shine 1994).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no recognized use or trade in this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no major threats to this species throughout its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in numerous protected areas throughout its range. It is mentioned as a threatened species in the Discovery Bay Parks Management Plan which is only a tiny part of its distribution (Parks Victoria 2004).

Citation: Cogger, H. & Shea, G. 2017. Aprasia striolata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T102828411A102828490. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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