Endangered Crustaceans of Africa
Corals, Jellyfish, and Sea Anemones
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|Aquadulcaris pheronyx||South Africa|
|Astacoides spp. (2)||Madagascar|
|Deckenia imitatrix||Kenya, Somalia, Tanzania|
|Deckenia mitis||Kenya, Tanzania|
|Dwarf River Crab||Liberia|
|Grandbassa River Crab||Liberia|
|Kapcypriodopsis barnardi||South Africa (Western Cape Province)|
|Leucocythere helenae||South Africa|
|Lobster Claw Crab||Guinea, Liberia|
|Louisea spp. (2)||Cameroon|
|Lovenula spp. (2)||South Africa|
|Lugbe River Crab||Liberia|
|Metadiaptomus spp. (2)||South Africa|
|Nimba Stream Crab||Guinea, Liberia|
|Paradiaptomus natalensis||South Africa|
|Paramelita spp. (2)||South Africa|
|Potamon spp.||Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East|
|Potamonautes spp. (16)||Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Malawi, Nigeria, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda|
|Purple Marsh Crab||Guinea|
|Sachs's Stream Crab||Cameroon, Nigeria|
|Streptocephalus spp. (4)||South Africa, Zimbabwe|
|Thermodiaptomus galeboides||Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda|
|Tree Hole Crab||Guinea, Liberia|
|Tropodiaptomus spp. (6)||Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda|
|Water Flea||South Africa|
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Corals, Jellyfish, and Sea Anemones | Plants
***What crustaceans are listed here?:The Africa section of this site lists the folllowing crustaceans appearing on select endangered species lists:
- Crustaceans that dwell in or migrate to any nation or region found on the African continent.
- Crustaceans dwelling in or that travel to the Mediterranean Sea and any islands located in the Mediterranean Sea.
- Crustaceans dwelling in or that migrate to Madagascar and nearby islands (to the southwest of India or east of Madagascar).
- Crustaceans dwelling in or that migrate to North Atlantic islands off the western coast of Africa.
In some cases, the creatures listed in this section may also be found on other continents or in other areas, which is why you may see additional
areas noted in the range column.
This list combines species from several endangered species lists.
Using the total count of species found on this site as an official count of
endangered species of the world is not recommended
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