Six-lined Racerunner - Aspidoscelis sexlineata


*The colored areas of the map above represent parishes with currently known records for the given species
 (Source: Jeff Boundy, LA Dept. of Wildlife and Fisheries). By no means does it represent the full range of the species in the state, nor does it necessarily mean that a species can be found throughout the parish with the record. This is provided as a guide to where you might be able to find these species in the state and to aid in identification. A descriptive explanation of the range of each species can be found in the text below.

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Subspecies: The Eastern Six-lined Racerunner, Aspidoscelis sexlineata sexlineata, occurs within the Florida Parishes, whereas the range in the western half of the state is an intergrade zone between the Eastern Six-lined Racerunner, Aspidoscelis sexlineata sexlineata, and the Prairie Racerunner, Aspidoscelis sexlineata viridis.


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Species Range: 

Louisiana Range:  Known from much of western part of the state and the Florida Parishes, but absent from the Mississippi and Atchafalaya River floodplains.


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Global Conservation Status:  Six-lined Racerunners are listed as Least Concern by the IUCN Red List. Their NatureServe Global Conservation Status Rank is G5 (Secure).

Federal Conservation Status:  None

Louisiana Conservation Status:  Six-lined Racerunners do not have any special status in Louisiana.

Author's Remarks: I have only observed this species in Louisiana in the Kisatchie National Forest in Natchitoches Parish, Bogue Chitto NWR in St. Tammany Parish, Bogue Chitto State Park in Washington Parish, and on private property in Caddo and Bienville Parish.

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