IUCN threat status:

Least Concern (LC)


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Range Description

This species is widely distributed in the Sahara and the Middle East. In Africa, it is distributed from Mauritania, Western Sahara and Morocco in the west, to Egypt, Sudan, Eritrea and Ethiopia in the east. In the Middle East, it has been recorded from Syria, Israel, Jordan, Iraq and marginally in Iran, and from most of the Arabian Peninsula. Insular populations occur on Djerba (Tunisia), Bahrain and Tanb (Persian Gulf). It is also thought to occur on Gran Canaria, Canary Islands through introduction (although it may also have been mistaken for Aletrix algirus) (Stone 1996).


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