Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Very little is known about this species (Murphy 2007). Remains of earthworms in stomach contents indicate that this species is not aquatic (J. Murphy, pers. comm. 2009). No specific information exists on the types of habitats the species occurs in.

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
DD
Data Deficient

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2010

Assessor/s
Murphy, J.

Reviewer/s
Livingstone, S.R., Elfes, C.T., Polidoro, B.A. & Carpenter, K.E. (Global Marine Species Assessment Coordinating Team)

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Justification
The range of this species appears to be restricted to the eastern Indonesian islands (including Timor Leste). There is very little information on the ecology or life history of this species, although there are indications that based on its diet it may be a terrestrial. The major threats to this species are unknown. There are also doubts about the taxonomic placement of this species. This species is therefore listed as Data Deficient.
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Population

Population
There is little information available on the abundance of this species. This species is considered uncommon in museum collections and is therefore it is considered to be scarce in the wild.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
The major threats to this species are unknown.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
In view of the species wide range, it is possible that it is present within some protected areas, although this requires confirmation. This species may not be a homalopsid and further taxonomic research is required (J. Murphy pers comm. 2009).
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