|Scientific Name:||Acanthodactylus blanci|
|Species Authority:||Doumergue, 1901|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1|
|Assessor/s:||Nouira, M.S. & Joger, U.|
|Reviewer/s:||Stuart, S.N. & Cox, N. (Global Reptile Assessment)|
Listed as Endangered because its extent of occurrence is less than 5,000 km², its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.
|Range Description:||This species is known from coastal, and some inland, regions of northwestern and northeastern Tunisia, and adjacent northern Algeria. It occurs from sea level up to 900 m asl.|
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|Population:||It is rare throughout most of its range.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is found in semi-arid habitats with open vegetation, at coastal sites, in dunes with plant growth, and in areas of clay substrate with shrubs or sparse Eucalyptus plantations. It has also been recorded from pine forests. The species generally avoids rocky locations. It is an oviparous species.|
|Major Threat(s):||This species is threatened by ongoing habitat loss from agriculture, urbanization and coastal tourism. It may also be adversely impacted by competition with a more aggressive lizard species, Acanthodactylus boskianus.|
|Conservation Actions:||The species is not known to be present in any protected areas.|
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Schleich, H H., Kästle, W. and Kabisch, K. 1996. Amphibians and Reptiles of North Africa. Koeltz Scientific Books, Koenigstein.
Schlüter, U. 2000. Zur Kenntnis von Blancs Fransenfinger (Acanthodactylus blanci). Elaphe 8(3): 70–72
Schlüter, U. 2002. Die Fransenfingereidechsen (Acanthodactylus) Nordafrikas. Draco 3(2): 58–65
|Citation:||Nouira, M.S. & Joger, U. 2006. Acanthodactylus blanci. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 May 2013.|
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