Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Reptilia > Order: Squamata > Family: Amphisbaenidae > Genus: Blanus > Species: Blanus cinereus

Amphisbaenian - Blanus cinereus (Vandelli, 1797)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
Protected by 1 international agreement
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
May also occur in
  • heathland and shrub
  • sparsely vegetated land
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 2442


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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

The EU conservation status is assessed for species mentioned in the EU Habitats Directive annexes. The EU Habitats Directive does not cover this species.

Natura 2000 sites

Not available

Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Reptiles not included in Annex II)

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Amphisbaenian English Gasc J.P. and al.
Amphisbène cendré French Gasc J.P. and al.
Cobra-cega Portuguese Gasc J.P. and al.
Culebrilla ciega Spanish Gasc J.P. and al.
Netzwühle German Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Amphisbaena reticulata Thunberg, 1787
Amphisbaena cinerea Baptista, 1789
Amphisbaena oxyura Wagler, 1824
Amphisbaena rufa Hemprich, 1829

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External data

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