Ctenotus decaneurus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Scincidae

Scientific Name: Ctenotus decaneurus Storr, 1970
Common Name(s):
English Ten-lined Ctenotus
Identification information: C. decaneurus is black with eight to ten sharp narrow pale strips in a simple striped pattern, the paravertebrals separate throughout their entire length while the dorsals are from the base to the head of the tail. The dorsolaterals are from above the eye and the mid laterals are from beneath the eye well onto the tail. The subspecies C. d. yampiensis usually has 29-32 mid body scales, whereas C. d. decaneurus usually has 24-28 mid body scales (Wilson and Swan 2013).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2017-02-20
Assessor(s): Shea, G., Meiri, S. & Macdonald, S.M
Reviewer(s): Bowles, P.
Contributor(s): Harrison, N. & Meiri, S.
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 endemic to Australia. Ctenotus decaneurus decaneurus occurs from the Kimberley region in Western Australia, across the northern Northern Territory. C. d. yampiensis is found in the north west Kimberley Region in the vicinity of Collier Bay (Cogger 2000, Horner 2009, Wilson and Swan 2013). Records from western Queensland require confirmation.
Countries occurrence:
Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia)
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Population [top]

Population:This is a locally common species with a stable population.
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occupies dry woodlands and shrublands on stony hills (Wilson and Swan 2013).

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

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

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: Ctenotus decaneurus yampiensis is listed as a Priority Two on Western Australia's Specially Protected Fauna List (DPaW 2015). While there are no specific conservation actions for this species, its range most probably overlaps with some protected areas.

Citation: Shea, G., Meiri, S. & Macdonald, S.M. 2017. Ctenotus decaneurus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T109463250A109463255. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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