Stuart, S.N. & Cox, N. (Global Reptile Assessment)
Listed as Critically Endangered because its area of occupancy is less than 10 km², its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is a continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat, and the number of mature individuals.
Local people regularly visit and disturb the beaches where this species is found. There is a new port under construction within the range of the species and the population in Sidi Mechig has already considerably decreased. The development of greenhouse cultivation in the region and the building of a dam has also affected some populations.
Nouira, S. and Blanc, C.P. 1999. Description d'une nouvelle espèce d'acanthodactyle en Tunisie: Acanthodactylus mechriguensis n. sp. (Sauria, Reptilia) Atti. Mem. Ente Fauna Siciliana 5(1997-1998): 103–110
Nouria, S. and Blanc, C.P. 2003. Distribution spatiale des Lacertidés (Sauria, Reptilia) en Tunisie; caractéristiques des biotopes et rôle des facteurs écologiques Ecologia mediterranea 29(1): 71–86
Nouira, S. & Geniez, P. 2006. Acanthodactylus mechriguensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61459A12471115. . Downloaded on 20 September 2017.
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