Acanthodactylus blanci 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Squamata Lacertidae

Scientific Name: Acanthodactylus blanci Doumergue, 1901
Common Name(s):
English Blanc's Fringe-toed Lizard

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
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 kmĀ², its distribution is severely fragmented, and there is continuing decline in the extent and quality of its habitat.

Geographic Range [top]

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.
Countries occurrence:
Algeria; Tunisia
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Population [top]

Population:It is rare throughout most of its range.
Current Population Trend:Decreasing
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

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.

Threats [top]

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 [top]

Conservation Actions: The species is not known to be present in any protected areas.

Citation: Nouira, M.S. & Joger, U. 2006. Acanthodactylus blanci. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T61455A12488766. . Downloaded on 20 July 2018.
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