National recovery plan for Lister's Gecko (Lepidodactylus listeri) and the Christmas Island Blind Snake (Typhlops exocoeti)
Department of the Environment and Heritage, November 2006
ISBN 0642 552258
About the recovery plan
Lister's Gecko (Lepidodactylus listeri) and the Christmas Island Blind Snake (Typhlops exocoeti) are reptile species endemic to Christmas Island. Both are currently listed as Vulnerable (T. exocoeti as Ramphotyphlops exocoeti) under the Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Act 1999 (EPBC Act). They are also listed as Vulnerable by IUCN (IUCN 2004). However the current conservation status of both is effectively unknown; Lister's Gecko was last seen in 1987, and the last blind snake record was made in 1986.
This national Recovery Plan for Lister's Gecko Lepidodactylus listeri and the Christmas Island Blind Snake Typhlops exocoeti, details the species' distribution and biology, conservation status, threats, and recovery objectives and actions necessary to ensure its long-term survival.