Hamelin Ctenotus  |  

Ctenotus zastictus

Status: Vulnerable on the EPBC Act list

A blackish reptile growing to 6 cm with dark-brown head and tail, broad black vertebral stripe narrowly edged with white, narrow white back-sides stripe from eye to tail bordered by a broad black upper zone containing pale spots/blotches, narrow side stripe from ear to groin and separated from a pale lower side stripe by a black zone, brown limbs striped with paler brown and whitish underbelly.

Government evidence of impact of climate change:

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  • Australian Government, Conservation Advice, Ctenotus zastictus

    Threats The main identified threats to the Hamelin Ctenotus are primarily overgrazing by stock; as well as general habitat disturbance from frequent and increased human visitation (e.g. tourism) and an associated increased likelihood of wildfire (Cogger et al.; 1993).