IUCN threat status:

Near Threatened (NT)


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Range Description

This species is endemic to the Cape Verde Islands and is found only on a single submerged seamount, Banco Joo Valente, midway between the islands of Boa Vista and Maio (Monteiro et al. 2004). There is a recent record of an additional site somewhere offshore of Maio, but the locality is uncertain (M.J. Tenorio pers. comm. 2011). The type locality is a seamount that links the two islands, and this sampling point is where the water is very shallow (4 m), so the Area Of Occupancy is currently regarded as less than 10 km2.


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