Asaccus caudivolvulus 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Phyllodactylidae

Scientific Name: Asaccus caudivolvulus Arnold & Gardner, 1994

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2012
Date Assessed: 2012-02-08
Assessor(s): Al Rasbi, K.J.M., Mallon, D., Soorae, P. & Els, J.
Reviewer(s): Cox, N.A. & Bowles, P.
Facilitator/Compiler(s): Cox, N.A.
This species is listed as Least Concern, as although it has a limited range with some localized habitat loss taking place, it is abundant and does not appear to be of significant concern.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in northern Oman and eastern United Arab Emirates (van der Kooij 2000). It ranges from around sea level to around 1,000 m asl.
Countries occurrence:
Oman; United Arab Emirates
Additional data:
Upper elevation limit (metres):1000
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Population [top]

Population:It is found in dense colonies (van der Kooij 2000) and is described as common in places by Arnold and Gardner (1994).
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:A nocturnal species, it is found in areas of fissured rocks where they hide amongst crevices and holes when disturbed. Often recorded on vertical or semi-vertical cliff faces (Arnold and Gardner 1994). It lays a single egg.

Use and Trade [top]

Use and Trade: This species is not in trade or use.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is locally threatened in parts of its range by quarrying operations.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is present in some protected areas. Further studies are needed into the distribution, abundance, natural history, and threats to this little-known species.

Citation: Al Rasbi, K.J.M., Mallon, D., Soorae, P. & Els, J. 2012. Asaccus caudivolvulus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T199842A2613458. . Downloaded on 23 September 2018.
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