|Scientific Name:||Gallotia stehlini|
|Species Authority:||(Schenkel, 1901)|
|Red List Category & Criteria:||Least Concern ver 3.1|
|Assessor(s):||Jose Antonio Mateo Miras, Valentin Pérez-Mellado, Iñigo Martínez-Solano|
|Reviewer(s):||Cox, N. and Temple, H.J. (Global Reptile Assessment)|
Listed as Least Concern because, although its Extent of Occurrence is less than 5,000 km2, it is common, occurs in habitats that are not significantly threatened, and does not appear to be in decline.
|Range Description:||This species is endemic to the island of Gran Canaria in the Canary Islands of Spain. There are additional introduced populations of the species on Fuerteventura. There are also records of introduced animals from Gomera and La Palma, but it is not clear that these represent established populations, and so they are not mapped. It is present from sea level to over 1,850m asl.|
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|Population:||It is an abundant species.|
|Habitat and Ecology:||This species is present in a wide variety of habitats. It occurs in open areas, shrubland, rocky humid gorges. The species is absent from forested areas. In Fuerteventura it is found in agricultural areas. It is an egg-laying species.|
|Major Threat(s):||Although this species is generally still abundant, it is impacted by predation by feral cats and rats.|
|Conservation Actions:||This species is protected by international legislation. It is occurs in a number of protected areas.|
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|Citation:||Jose Antonio Mateo Miras, Valentin Pérez-Mellado, Iñigo Martínez-Solano 2009. Gallotia stehlini. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 September 2014.|
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