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IUCN Redlist Assessment of Placostylus elobatus

Brodie, Gilianne D. and Barker, G.M. (2012) IUCN Redlist Assessment of Placostylus elobatus. IUCN, UK.

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This species is recorded from Vanua Levu (5,587 km2) with single records from each of Ovalau (~ 102 km2) and Viti Levu (10,531 km2). The last record of the species being sighted was in 1972. The number of locations is inferred to be five as a maximum - if the records from Ovalau and Viti Levu are not confirmed, the number of locations would be three. Considering the restricted number of locations (3-5) and the many potential threats affecting these islands of Fiji (invasive species, deforestation and unsustainable human land use), this species is listed as Vulnerable. Continued biosecurity vigilance is critical to prevent further invasive species' establishments in this species' habitat, and surveys to determine the current distribution and population size, as well as monitoring of habitat and populations, are also recommended.

Item Type: Other
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Faculty of Science, Technology and Environment (FSTE) > School of Biological and Chemical Sciences
Depositing User: Gilianne Brodie
Date Deposited: 31 Aug 2016 23:38
Last Modified: 31 Aug 2016 23:38

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