Carlia gracilis 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Scincidae

Scientific Name: Carlia gracilis Storr, 1974
Common Name(s):
English Slender Rainbow Skink
Taxonomic Notes: Populations from east Arnhem land show differentiation and are poorly surveyed (C. Moritz pers. comm. 2017).

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): De Silva, R., Milligan, H.T., Wearn, O.R., Wren, S., Zamin, T., Sears, J., Wilson, P., Lewis, S., Lintott, P. & Powney, G.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Cox, N.A.
This species is assessed as Least Concern as it has a large distribution, it is reported to be common and has no known current or future threats.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in far northern Western Australia, where it is restricted to the northern Kimberley from Mitchell Plateau eastwards. It is also found in the Northern Territory, with most records from the western side of Arnhem Land with additional range surveys needed in this region (Wilson and Swan 2013, Cogger 2014). Found at all elevations in this area.
Countries occurrence:
Australia (Northern Territory, Western Australia)
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Population [top]

Population:This species is common to abundant, with generally stable populations.
Current Population Trend:Stable
Additional data:
Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species inhabits open woodlands and forests. It lives in the leaf litter in well watered habitats such as vine thickets and monsoon forests, usually along river margins (Wilson and Swan 2013; Wilson and Knowles, cited in Cogger 2014).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not used.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no threats to this species. Fire events seem to have no significant events on the species (G. Shea pers. comm. 2017).


Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no specific conservation measures in place for this species. The species has been recorded from a large number of Aboriginal Reserves and National Parks (G. Shea pers. comm. 2017).

Citation: Shea, G. & Moritz, C. 2017. Carlia gracilis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T178400A101746879. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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