Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is only found on the islets Pori and Lagouvardos, north of the island of Antikythira, between Crete and Peloponnesos (Greece).
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Continent: Europe
Distribution: Greece (Pori island)  
Type locality: Islet Pori, 7.4 km N of the island of Antikythira, between Crete and Peloponnesos and islet Lagouvardos (=Poreti) 3.4 km W–SW of Pori.
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species occupies rocky areas and Mediterranean-type shrubland (frygana). It is an egg-laying species.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
VU
Vulnerable

Red List Criteria
D2

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2009

Assessor/s
Petros Lymberakis

Reviewer/s
Cox, N. and Temple, H.J. (Global Reptile Assessment)

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Justification
This species is assessed as Vulnerable as it has a tiny range (it is restricted to two uninhabited islets with a total area of c.2km2). While the islets it is found on are isolated and have no significant human impacts at present, the species is likely to rapidly decline with the introduction of predators (such as cats) or through any degradation of habitat.
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Population

Population
Although the population size has not been quantified, it is presumably small overall, even though the species is common on the larger of the two islets.

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
There are no threats known to affect the species at present, but it would be highly vulnerable to introduced predators (e.g. cats), or to the introduction of goats which would severely overgraze the species' habitat.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
No specific conservation measures are in place. It is recommended that restrictions are placed on visiting the islands, to prevent the introduction of new species that might prey upon P. levendis or destroy its habitat.
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