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 Gore Island, a total coastline of approx 22 km (Monteiro et al. 2004). The whole of the adjacent land is highly developed and industrialized with associated problems including discharge of pollutants into the marine environment (UNEP 2009) which will probably result in fragmentation of the population. This species is described as most abundant from 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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