IUCN threat status:

Vulnerable (VU)


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Range Description

This species is endemic to South Africa and has only been found in the Southern Natal province, and northern Eastern Cape province in the Transkei region (Poppe and Poppe 2011), also Mbotji and Coffee Bay area (S. Veldsman pers comm. October 2011). The type locality is Margate, and at present, the species is only known from two main localities(S. Veldsman pers comm. October 2011).

Much of this species' range is now contained within the Pondoland marine protected area (www.protectedplanet.net), which is not an official protected area, but may nonetheless afford some protection to this species.


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