Menetia surda 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Scincidae

Scientific Name: Menetia surda Storr, 1976
Common Name(s):
English Western Dwarf Skink

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2018
Date Assessed: 2017-06-15
Assessor(s): Cogger, H. & Fenner, A.
Reviewer(s): Bowles, P.
Contributor(s): Woods, C.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Chanson, J.S.
Listed as Least Concern because it has a wide distribution, it is common, and there are no major threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This Australian species is found along the coast of Western Australia from around Geraldton in the south to Port Headland in the north, extending inland (Cogger 2014, Atlas of Living Australia 2015). This species is also found on some coastal islands, including Bernier Island (Storr and Harold 1978).
Countries occurrence:
Australia (Western Australia)
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Population [top]

Population:This species has been described as moderately common to common (Storr and Harold 1978, Storr and Hanlon 1980).
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found in coastal shrublands and dunes to arid scrub and Acacia woodland (Cogger 2014, Storr and Hanlon 1980). It is usually found on spinifex species (Triodia and Plectrachne) (Storr and Harold 1978).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not found in trade.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is unlikely that this species is currently facing any major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no species-specific conservation measures in place for this species. This species has been recorded in multiple conservation reserves throughout its range (Atlas of Living Australia 2015).

Citation: Cogger, H. & Fenner, A. 2018. Menetia surda. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T109480224A109480229. . Downloaded on 16 October 2018.
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