Quedenfeldtia moerens 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Sphaerodactylidae

Scientific Name: Quedenfeldtia moerens (Chabanaud, 1916)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Least Concern ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
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Assessor(s): Joger, U., Slimani, T., El Mouden, H. & Geniez, P.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N. & Cox, N. (Global Reptile Assessment)
Listed as Least Concern in view of its relatively wide distribution, presumed large population, and because it is unlikely to be declining fast enough to qualify for listing in a more threatened category.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:This species is found in western Morocco throughout the High Atlas and Anti-Atlas mountains, Djbel Sagho and Djbel Ouarkziz. It may be present in Western Sahara but its presence here needs to be confirmed. The species ranges up to 4,000 m asl.
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Population [top]

Population:It is quite a common species through most of its range.
Current Population Trend:Stable
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This species is associated with montane rock faces and boulders, often close to water sources. The female lays two to three clutches of a single egg, which are deposited in rock crevices.

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): The species is not known to be facing any threats.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from several National Parks.

Citation: Joger, U., Slimani, T., El Mouden, H. & Geniez, P. 2006. Quedenfeldtia moerens. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61563A12516752. . Downloaded on 15 October 2018.
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