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Collared delma

collared delma (Delma torquata)
Brisbane, Queensland
Photo © Mark Sanders
Delma torquata - Kluge, 1974
Pronunciation  DELL-mah   torr-KWAH-tah
Etymology  Delma: apparently meaningless
torquata: 'collared', referring to the markings on the neck
Other names  adorned delma
Snout-to-vent length
Species avg: 9.3 cm
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos

Conservation status

Aust: vulnerable
Qld: vulnerable
NSW: vulnerable
IUCN: vulnerable (VU A1c+2c)

Conservation notes

This species is under threat from habitat loss and modification. Loss of rocky ground cover reduces the number of shelter sites this species can utilise.

General threats

General threats to reptiles, and indeed all native wildlife, include:

Note: these are general threats and may not apply to this particular species.

How you can help

There are many ways you can help our reptiles. Here are my top three suggestions:

  1. donate to a habitat restoration organisation
  2. ensure your carbon footprint is as small as possible
  3. donate to another habitat restoration organisation
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