Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Reptilia > Order: Squamata > Family: Boidae > Genus: Eryx > Species: Eryx jaculus

Javelin sand boa - Eryx jaculus (Linnaeus, 1758)

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Continental - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Mediterranean - Unfavourable-Inadequate
Steppic - Unfavourable-Bad
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 3 other international agreements
Most preferred habitats
  • grassland
May also occur in
  • sparsely vegetated land
Natura 2000 species code 1277

Distribution

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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
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

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Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora - consolidated version 01/01/2007 (EU Habitats Directive) http://ec.europa.eu/environm...rective/index_en.htm
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) (All species of Reptiles not included in Annex II) http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/cul.../bern/default_en.asp
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) http://www.cites.org/eng
Commission regulation (EU) No 1320/2014, of 1 December 2014, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (EU regulation of trade of fauna and flora) http://ec.europa.eu/environm...s/legislation_en.htm

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Eryx javelot French Gasc J.P. and al.
Javelin sand boa English Gasc J.P. and al.
Westliche Sandboa German Gasc J.P. and al.
Synonym Author
Anguis jaculus Linnaeus, 1758
Boa turcica Olivier, 1801
Eryx turcicus Daudin, 1803

Other resources

Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Species+ Species+ by UNEP-WCMC
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

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Summary of derogations for species

EU member states are required to report derogations from protection efforts of species.

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Region From Until Justification Activity Impact
Bulgaria 2011-03-15 2013-03-15 The permit allows 20 individuals from each species to be caught. Capture No impact
Bulgaria 2011-03-15 2013-03-15 The permit allows 20 individuals from each species to be caught. Temporary keeping in captivity of 15% of each species from permitted catch for not more than 2 moths. No impact
Bulgaria 2010-05-05 2012-04-30 The permit allows 5 individuals from each bat species to be caught and marked. Capture No impact
Bulgaria 2010-05-05 2012-04-30 The permit allows 5 individuals from each bat species to be caught and marked. Taking dead bodies. No impact
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