Cryptoblepharus megastictus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Scincidae

Scientific Name: Cryptoblepharus megastictus Storr, 1976
Common Name(s):
English Blotched Shinning-skink

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2017-02-20
Assessor(s): Shea, G. & Moritz, C.
Reviewer(s): Bowles, P.
Contributor(s): Macdonald, S.M, Meiri, S.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Cox, N.A.
Listed as Least Concern as although it has a relatively restricted range, there are no major threats and because the population is unlikely to be declining.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is restricted to the central north Kimberley region of Western Australia (Cogger 2014).
Countries occurrence:
Australia (Western Australia)
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Population [top]

Population:It appears to be abundant with stable populations.
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Subpopulations of this species are associated with black basalt rocks, sandstone escarpments, or near-coast plateaus (Storr 1976).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not used or collected.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are not considered to be any substantial threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in some protected areas within its distribution. No direct conservation actions are in place or seemingly needed.

Citation: Shea, G. & Moritz, C. 2017. Cryptoblepharus megastictus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T109462486A109462491. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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