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Lygodactylus decaryi 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Gekkonidae

Scientific Name: Lygodactylus decaryi Angel, 1930
Taxonomic Notes: This species is poorly-defined by morphological characters, and so its range is very poorly known.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2011
Date Assessed: 2011-01-27
Assessor(s): Vences, M.
Reviewer(s): Bowles, P. & Cox, N.A.
Justification:
Listed as Data Deficient because there is no recent information on this gecko, it is difficult to distinguish from related species, and there is no information on the limits of its distribution, population trends or threats.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species of dwarf gecko is endemic to the island of Madagascar, where it has been collected in the south. There is very little information on the distribution of this species, although it is known from three different sites at Andrahamana, Angavo and Behara at around 400 m elevation (Puente et al. 2009). The known extent of occurrence is 1,394 kmĀ². All records date from the 1930s and 1950s, and no further work has been conducted in the areas where this species was found.
Countries occurrence:
Native:
Madagascar
Additional data:
Number of Locations:3
Lower elevation limit (metres):400
Upper elevation limit (metres):400
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Population [top]

Population:There is no information on the population of this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:Unknown

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species' habitat is poorly known, but it has been collected from under tree bark in arid savanna (Angel 1930).
Systems:Terrestrial
Continuing decline in area, extent and/or quality of habitat:Unknown

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no information to suggest that this species is used or traded.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The threats to this species are unknown.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no conservation measures in place but a survey of potential sites would be helpful to develop a better understanding of its ecology and threats to survival.

Citation: Vences, M. 2011. Lygodactylus decaryi. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2011: e.T172838A6927520. . Downloaded on 19 January 2018.
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