Quedenfeldtia trachyblepharus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Quedenfeldtia trachyblepharus
Species Authority: (Boettger, 1873)
Common Name(s):
English Atlas Day Gecko

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Near Threatened ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Assessor(s): Joger, U., Slimani, T., El Mouden, H. & Geniez, P.
Reviewer(s): Stuart, S.N. & Cox, N. (Global Reptile Assessment)
Listed as Near Threatened because its extent of occurrence is less than 20,000 km² and is severely fragmented, thus making the species close to qualifying for Vulnerable, but it does not appear to be in decline or significantly threatened.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: This species is endemic to southwestern Morocco where it is generally found in the Toubkal massif and surrounding mountainous areas. It is found at elevations of around 1,200 to 4,000 m asl.
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Population [top]

Population: It can be a very common species within its limited range.
Population Trend: Stable

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: This species is associated with montane rock faces and boulders, often close to water sources. The female lays two to three clutches of a single egg, which are deposited in rock crevices.
Systems: Terrestrial

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): There are no known threats to this species.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It has been recorded from a few protected areas in Morocco.

Citation: Joger, U., Slimani, T., El Mouden, H. & Geniez, P. 2006. Quedenfeldtia trachyblepharus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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