This species is endemic to Boavista in the Cape Verde Islands, where it is found off the north-east coast of the island, although not extending to Ponte Ferraira (Monteiro et al 2004).
Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in shallow water of 1-5 m depth in sandy areas. Adults will typically grow to 30 mm in length (Monteiro et al 2004).
IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category
Red List Criteria
This species is endemic to Boavista, Cape Verde, where it is found on the north-east coast of the island. The threats are low as this part of the range is inaccessible, there is currently no pollution and the species is considered common. Hence it is listed as Least Concern.
Populations have been considered stable for the past 7 years and it is a common species within suitable habitats in the breeding season (Manuel J Tenorio, pers. comm. 2011).
There are no known threats to this species as the location is quite remote from access roads and there are no nearby villages and no known proposed developments.
This species is poorly known, and there are no known conservation measures currently in place.
Length: 15.5-22.5 cm
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