|[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note|
|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
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA SQUAMATA AMPHISBAENIDAE
Greece; Iraq; Lebanon; Syrian Arab Republic; Turkey
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.
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