IUCN threat status:

Endangered (EN)


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Range Description

This species is endemic to Senegal where it is found only along the western edge of the Cap Vert Peninsula of the capital Dakar, from the districts of Yoff in the north to Dakar-Fann on the southern tip including Madeleine Island, a total coastline of approx 37 km (Monteiro et al. 2004). The whole of the adjacent land is highly developed and industrialised with associated problems including discharge of pollutants into the marine environment (UNEP 2009). This species is described as being at its most abundant from the headland in the districts of Almadies on the north-western tip to Ouakam approx 4 km to the south (Monteiro et al. 2004).


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