Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Lacertidae

Scientific Name: Acanthodactylus gongrorhynchatus
Species Authority: Leviton & Anderson, 1967

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
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
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

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.

Classifications [top]

8. Desert -> 8.1. Desert - Hot
suitability: Suitable  

In-Place Research, Monitoring and Planning
In-Place Land/Water Protection and Management
  Occur in at least one PA:Yes
In-Place Species Management
In-Place Education
1. Residential & commercial development -> 1.1. Housing & urban areas
♦ timing: Ongoing ♦ scope: Minority (<50%) ♦ severity: Rapid Declines ⇒ Impact score: Medium Impact: 6 
→ Stresses
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.1. Ecosystem conversion
  • 1. Ecosystem stresses -> 1.2. Ecosystem degradation

Bibliography [top]

Arnold, E.N. 1980. The scientific results of the Oman flora and fauna survey 1977 (Dhofar). The reptiles and amphibians of Dhofar, southern Arabia. Journal of Oman Studies Special Report 2: 273-332.

IUCN. 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (ver. 2012.2). Available at: (Accessed: 17 October 2012).

Citation: Al Johany, A.M.H. & Els, J. 2012. Acanthodactylus gongrorhynchatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2012: e.T199609A2606537. . Downloaded on 10 October 2015.
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