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  • Omaha'S Henry Doorly Zoo And Aquarium, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • Omaha'S Henry Doorly Zoo And Aquarium, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • Omaha'S Henry Doorly Zoo And Aquarium, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • Omaha'S Henry Doorly Zoo And Aquarium, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • Omaha'S Henry Doorly Zoo And Aquarium, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • Omaha'S Henry Doorly Zoo And Aquarium, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • Omaha'S Henry Doorly Zoo And Aquarium, Omaha, Nebraska, USA
  • Omaha'S Henry Doorly Zoo And Aquarium, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

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The Philippine Sailfin Lizard

Hydrosaurus pustulatus

Omaha'S Henry Doorly Zoo And Aquarium, Omaha, Nebraska, USA

Vulnerable

Animals can be very common in appropriate habitat (such as silty, lowland rivers). The density of the species is also considered to vary between islands; field surveys indicate that it is common on Guimaras and Romblon, but rarer on Negros and Cebu. Read More

The threats to the two species of Hydrosaurus in the Philippines are generally very similar. Populations appear to be principally threatened by habitat loss, often the conversion of wooded land to alternative uses (including agriculture), and through logging operations. In addition, animals (especially hatchlings) are heavily collected for both the pet trade (national and possibly international) and local consumption. Because of inter-island trade, there is some possibility of introduced animals mixing with indigenous populations. In some parts of is range it is additionally threatened by water pollution resulting from the use of agrochemicals and increased sedimentation. Read More

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Ledesma, M., Brown, R., Sy, E. & Rico, E.L. 2009. Hydrosaurus pustulatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2009: e.T10335A3194587. http://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2009-2.RLTS.T10335A3194587.en