Martinique Spectacled Tegu

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Martinique Spectacled Tegu
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Gymnophthalmidae
Genus: Gymnophthalmus
Species: G. pleei
Bocourt, 1881
Binomial name
Gymnophthalmus pleei
  • G. p. pleei
  • G. p. luetkeni
  • G. p. nesydrion

Gymnophthalmus pleii

The Martinique spectacled tegu or Rough-scaled worm lizard (Gymnophthalmus pleei) is a microteiid lizard found in the Caribbean, on the Lesser Antilles islands of Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, Saint Lucia, and Maria I.

The nominate subspecies, G. p. pleei, is endemic to Martinique, and G. p. luetkeni and G. p. nesydrion are restricted to Saint Lucia. The populations on Guadeloupe and Dominica have not yet been assigned to subspecies.


  1. ^ Ineich, I., Breuil, M., Hedges, S.B. & Powell, R. (2010). "Gymnophthalmus pleii". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 22 August 2012. 

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