Ctenotus impar 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Scincidae

Scientific Name: Ctenotus impar Storr, 1969
Common Name(s):
English Odd-striped Ctenotus, South-western Odd-striped Ctenotus

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2017
Date Assessed: 2017-02-21
Assessor(s): Gaikhorst, G., Lloyd, R., Sanderson, C. & Craig, M.
Reviewer(s): Bowles, P.
Contributor(s): Harris, J.
Listed as Least Concern on the basis that this species is common in suitable habitat, including that within a number of protected areas, and is subject to no major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in southwestern Australia in sand plains from near Dongarra to Cape Arid National Park. There is a specimen in the South Australian Museum from Maralinga in South Australis taken in 2015, but its occurrence in this area needs confirmation.
Countries occurrence:
Australia (Western Australia)
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Population [top]

Population:This species is patchily-distributed but common in suitable habitat (G. Gaikhorst pers. comm. 2017). This species is said to be rare in the easternmost areas of its range (Storr et al. 1981).
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found in coastal heathland, mallee and low eucalypt woodland (Cogger 2014) on pale sand-plains (Wilson and Swan 2013). It has a clutch size of two and females are known to be gravid at 63 mm snout-vent length (Chapman and Dell 1985).

Use and Trade [top]

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

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species' range includes areas of the wheatbelt historically subject to extensive clearance for agriculture, but habitat modification in this area largely ceased around 60 years ago and there are no ongoing threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: While there are no species specific conservation actions this species' range coincides with a number of protected areas, within which it can be very common

Citation: Gaikhorst, G., Lloyd, R., Sanderson, C. & Craig, M. 2017. Ctenotus impar. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T109463507A109463590. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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