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Blanus strauchi(Bedriaga, 1884)

Blanus strauchi(Bedriaga, 1884)
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Copyright: Ahmet Yasin Guler (ayasinguler) Silver Note Writer [C: 9 W: 0 N: 11] (34)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2010-06-16
Categories: Reptiles
Camera: Nikon D3000 SLR, 18 - 55
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/400 seconds
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Date Submitted: 2011-01-10 2:28
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I took this photo in Aydın Çakırbeyli village on 2010.
The weather was very hot and dry.I think,therefore all reptiles were very active.

Blanus strauchi(Bedriaga, 1884)

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Greece; Iraq; Lebanon; Syrian Arab Republic; Turkey
Presence uncertain:

Population: It is abundant in Turkey. In Greece, it is rather common within its range. It is uncommon in Syria, but more work is needed to verify its status.

Population Trend: Unknown

Habitat and Ecology: It is a fossorial species found in a variety of sparsely vegetated Mediterranean habitats. It is often found in moist, sandy soils that are easy to excavate and have a high level of humus. It can presumably occur in low intensity agricultural land. The females lay one or two eggs in a clutch.

Major Threat(s): There appear to be no major threats to this species. There is some persecution where it is mistakenly identified as a snake.

Conservation Actions: It is present in some protected areas in Turkey and Greece. It is protected by national legislation in Israel.

Source: http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/157272/0

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