Letheobia erythraea 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Typhlopidae

Scientific Name: Letheobia erythraea (Scortecci, 1928)
Common Name(s):
English Eritrean Blind Snake
Rhinotyphlops erythraeus (Scortecci, 1928)
Typhlops erythraeus Scortecci, 1928

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2010
Date Assessed: 2009-06-30
Assessor(s): Spawls, S.
Reviewer(s): Böhm, M., Collen, B. & Ram, M. (Sampled Red List Index Coordinating Team)
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.
Letheobia erythraea has been assessed as Data Deficient.  This is due to the lack of population, habitat and accurate distribution data available. Further research is therefore needed on this species before a more accurate assessment can be made.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to Eritrea, and is known from only two localities: Saganeiti and Gheleb, in the arid central highlands.
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Population [top]

Population:There is no population information available for this species.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Population severely fragmented:No

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species occurs in arid highland habitat, but its precise habitat preferences are unknown.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is unknown whether this species is being impacted upon by any major threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: There are no known species-specific conservation measures in place for this species. Further research into the distribution, population, ecology, and threats to this species should be carried out.

Citation: Spawls, S. 2010. Letheobia erythraea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T178500A7559475. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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