Chalcides manueli 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Scincidae

Scientific Name: Chalcides manueli Hediger, 1935
Common Name(s):
English Manuel's Skink

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Joger, U., Slimani, T., El Mouden, H. & Geniez, P.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N. & Cox, N. (Global Reptile Assessment)
Listed as Vulnerable because its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 kmĀ², its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is restricted to western Morocco where it is known from a few sites at the foot of the western slopes of the High Atlas Mountains and the Anti Atlas from Dar Mzoudi to Essaouira and the Sousss Valley and extending south until Sidi Ifni. It is known to occur up to 256 m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:It is only known from a few sites (approximately 12 collections, but limited to about six sites), and it is thought to be quite rare within its narrow range.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:It is known from the coastal sandy or stony plains with endemic Argan Forest (Argania spinosa) and Dahrmouss species (Euphorbia echinus and E. beaumierana). It is viviparous but it is not known how many offspring it bears or how often.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is affected by habitat loss as a result of overgrazing, desertification and forest clearance due to human encroachment.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It occurs in Souss-Massa National Park.

Citation: Joger, U., Slimani, T., El Mouden, H. & Geniez, P. 2006. Chalcides manueli. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61478A12475316. . Downloaded on 17 July 2018.
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