Acanthodactylus gongrorhynchatus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Lacertidae

Scientific Name: Acanthodactylus gongrorhynchatus Leviton & Anderson, 1967
Common Name(s):
English Saudi Fringe-fingered Lizard, Saudi Fringe-toed Lizard
Taxonomic Source(s): Uetz, P., Freed, P. and HoŇ°ek, J. (eds). 2018. The Reptile Database. Available at: (Accessed: 06 February 2018).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Data Deficient ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-02-09
Assessor(s): Al Johany, A.M.H. & Els, J.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N.A. & Bowles, P.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Cox, N.A.
This species is listed as Data Deficient in view of limited information concerning its distribution and its status within Saudi Arabia.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is endemic to the Arabian Peninsula. It has been recorded from Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. It occurs from sea level up to around 300 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Saudi Arabia; United Arab Emirates
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):300
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Population [top]

Population:It is not rare in the United Arab Emirates. It is known from few specimens in Saudi Arabia.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is found on sandy substrates (Arnold 1980).

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: There is no collection of this species.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is threatened with real estate development in parts of its range (United Arab Emirates).

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is found in protected areas in the United Arab Emirates.

Citation: Al Johany, A.M.H. & Els, J. 2012. Acanthodactylus gongrorhynchatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T199609A2606537. . Downloaded on 23 September 2018.
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