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Note/Disclaimer: This list is made possible through a database keyword search/filtering process which may not be 100% accurate. Therefore, all endangered species of Malawi may not be listed here. For a complete list of endangered species in Africa, browse the Africa endangered species list.

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This list combines species from several endangered species lists. Using the total at the bottom of this page as an official count of endangered species of the world is not recommended. For more information on what creatures are listed on this site, please visit our About Us page.

 Species NameScientific NameGroupRange
1. African Elephant Loxodonta africana Mammals Africa
2. African Lion Panthera leo Mammals Africa, Asia
3. African Mahogany Khaya anthotheca Plants Angola, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
4. African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris Birds Africa, Asia, Middle East
5. African Wild Dog  WATCH A LIVE AFRICAN WILD DOG Lycaon pictus Mammals Sub-saharan Africa
6. Aristochromis Deep Otopharynx walteri Fishes Malawi
7. Arthroleptis francei Arthroleptis francei Amphibians Malawi
8. Aspatharia subreniformis Aspatharia subreniformis Clams Malawi
9. Aulonocara ethelwynnae Aulonocara ethelwynnae Fishes Malawi
10. Aulonocara auditor Aulonocara auditor Fishes Malawi
11. Aulonocara steveni Aulonocara steveni Fishes Malawi
12. Aulonocara aquilonium Aulonocara aquilonium Fishes Malawi
13. Aulonocara nyassae Aulonocara nyassae Fishes Malawi
14. Aulonocara maylandi Aulonocara maylandi Fishes Malawi
15. Aulonocara korneliae Aulonocara korneliae Fishes Malawi
16. Aulonocara kandeense Aulonocara kandeense Fishes Malawi
17. Aulonocara hueseri Aulonocara hueseri Fishes Malawi
18. Aulonocara hansbaenschi Aulonocara hansbaenschi Fishes Malawi, Mozambique
19. Barbus choloensis Barbus choloensis Fishes Malawi
20. Basra Reed Warbler Acrocephalus griseldis Birds Botswana, Egypt, Ethiopia, Iran, Israel, Kenya, Kuwait, Malawi, Mozambique, Saudi Arabia, Somalia, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda
21. Bellamya robertsoni Bellamya robertsoni Snails Malawi, Mozambique
22. Black Rhinoceros Diceros bicornis Mammals Sub-saharan Africa
23. Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Birds Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States Territory), Oceanic
24. Blue Swallow Hirundo atrocaerulea Birds Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
25. Bread Palm Encephalartos gratus Plants Malawi, Mozambique
26. Broadley's Mountain Frog Nothophryne broadleyi Amphibians Malawi, Mozambique
27. Broadley's Ridged Frog Ptychadena broadleyi Amphibians Malawi
28. Bulinus succinoides Bulinus succinoides Snails Malawi
29. Bulinus nyassanus Bulinus nyassanus Snails Malawi
30. Buxus nyasica Buxus nyasica Plants Malawi
31. Checkered Sengi Rhynchocyon cirnei Mammals Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
32. Cheetah  WATCH A LIVE CHEETAH Acinonyx jubatus Mammals Africa to India
33. Chlorocnemis montana Chlorocnemis montana Insects Malawi, Tanzania
34. Chlorocnemis abbotti Chlorocnemis abbotti Insects Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania
35. Chlorocypha jacksoni Chlorocypha jacksoni Insects Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Kenya, Malawi, Republic of Congo, Tanzania, Uganda
36. Common Hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius Mammals Africa
37. Copadichromis nkatae Copadichromis nkatae Fishes Malawi
38. Copadichromis mbenji Copadichromis mbenji Fishes Malawi
39. Copadichromis geertsi Copadichromis geertsi Fishes Malawi, Mozambique
40. Copadichromis cyclicos Copadichromis cyclicos Fishes Malawi
41. Copadichromis conophorus Copadichromis conophorus Fishes Malawi
42. Copadichromis boadzulu Copadichromis boadzulu Fishes Malawi
43. Copadichromis verduyni Copadichromis verduyni Fishes Malawi, Mozambique
44. Copadichromis atripinnis Copadichromis atripinnis Fishes Malawi
45. Copadichromis trewavasae Copadichromis trewavasae Fishes Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania
46. Copadichromis thinos Copadichromis thinos Fishes Malawi
47. Corncrake Crex crex Birds Africa to Asia
48. Cynotilapia zebroides Cynotilapia zebroides Fishes Malawi
49. Cynotilapia axelrodi Cynotilapia axelrodi Fishes Malawi
50. Deinbollia nyasica Deinbollia nyasica Plants Malawi
51. Delectable Soft-furred Mouse Praomys delectorum Mammals Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia
52. Denham's Bustard Neotis denhami Birds Africa
53. East Coast Akalat Sheppardia gunningi Birds Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania
54. Elegant Malachite Chlorolestes elegans Insects Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Zimbabwe
55. Euphorbia lividiflora Euphorbia lividiflora Plants Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
56. Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Birds Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
57. Eurasian Peregrine Falcon  WATCH A LIVE EURASIAN PEREGRINE FALCON Falco peregrinus peregrinus Birds Eurasia south to Africa and Mideast
58. Fire Blue Hap Protomelas dejunctus Fishes Malawi
59. Great Snipe Gallinago media Birds Africa, Asia, Europe
60. Haplochromis tweddlei Haplochromis tweddlei Fishes Malawi, Mozambique
61. Iodotropheus stuartgranti Iodotropheus stuartgranti Fishes Malawi, Mozambique
62. Iodotropheus sprengerae Iodotropheus sprengerae Fishes Malawi
63. Iodotropheus declivitas Iodotropheus declivitas Fishes Malawi
64. Johnston's River Frog Amietia johnstoni Amphibians Malawi
65. Kola Nut Cola mossambicensis Plants Malawi, Mozambique
66. Labidochromis flavigulis Labidochromis flavigulis Fishes Malawi
67. Labidochromis pallidus Labidochromis pallidus Fishes Malawi
68. Labidochromis chisumluae Labidochromis chisumluae Fishes Malawi
69. Labidochromis mylodon Labidochromis mylodon Fishes Malawi
70. Labidochromis mbenjii Labidochromis mbenjii Fishes Malawi
71. Labidochromis lividus Labidochromis lividus Fishes Malawi
72. Labidochromis ianthinus Labidochromis ianthinus Fishes Malawi
73. Labidochromis heterodon Labidochromis heterodon Fishes Malawi
74. Labidochromis gigas Labidochromis gigas Fishes Malawi
75. Labidochromis zebroides Labidochromis zebroides Fishes Malawi
76. Labidochromis freibergi Labidochromis freibergi Fishes Malawi
77. Labidochromis strigatus Labidochromis strigatus Fishes Malawi
78. Lanistes stuhlmanni Lanistes stuhlmanni Snails Malawi, Mozambique
79. Lanistes solidus Lanistes solidus Snails Malawi, Mozambique
80. Lanistes nyssanus Lanistes nyssanus Snails Malawi, Mozambique
81. Lanistes nasutus Lanistes nasutus Snails Malawi, Mozambique
82. Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos Birds Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East
83. Large-eared Free-tailed Bat Otomops martiensseni Mammals Africa, Asia, Middle East
84. Leopard  WATCH A LIVE LEOPARD Panthera pardus Mammals Africa, Asia, Middle East
85. Lesser Flamingo Phoeniconaias minor Birds Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East, Oceanic
86. Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Birds Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East
87. Lethrinops stridae Lethrinops stridae Fishes Malawi
88. Lethrinops oculatus Lethrinops oculatus Fishes Malawi
89. Lethrinops microdon Lethrinops microdon Fishes Malawi
90. Lethrinops micrentodon Lethrinops micrentodon Fishes Malawi
91. Lethrinops macrophthalmus Lethrinops macrophthalmus Fishes Malawi
92. Lethrinops macracanthus Lethrinops macracanthus Fishes Malawi
93. Lilian's Lovebird Agapornis lilianae Birds Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
94. Maccoa Duck Oxyura maccoa Birds Angola, Botswana, Burundi, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Lesotho, Malawi, Namibia, Rwanda, South Africa, Sudan, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, Zimbabwe
95. Madagascar Pond-heron Ardeola idae Birds Africa
96. Maylandia estherae Maylandia estherae Fishes Malawi
97. Maylandia pyrsonotos Maylandia pyrsonotos Fishes Malawi
98. Maylandia emmiltos Maylandia emmiltos Fishes Malawi
99. Maylandia pursa Maylandia pursa Fishes Malawi
100. Maylandia cyneusmarginata Maylandia cyneusmarginata Fishes Malawi
101. Maylandia melabranchion Maylandia melabranchion Fishes Malawi
102. Maylandia chrysomallos Maylandia chrysomallos Fishes Malawi
103. Maylandia mbenjii Maylandia mbenjii Fishes Malawi
104. Maylandia callainos Maylandia callainos Fishes Malawi
105. Maylandia lombardoi Maylandia lombardoi Fishes Malawi
106. Maylandia benetos Maylandia benetos Fishes Malawi
107. Maylandia heteropicta Maylandia heteropicta Fishes Malawi
108. Maylandia xanstomachus Maylandia xanstomachus Fishes Malawi
109. Maylandia aurora Maylandia aurora Fishes Malawi, Mozambique
110. Maylandia hajomaylandi Maylandia hajomaylandi Fishes Malawi
111. Maylandia thapsinogen Maylandia thapsinogen Fishes Malawi
112. Maylandia greshakei Maylandia greshakei Fishes Malawi
113. Maylandia sandaracinos Maylandia sandaracinos Fishes Malawi
114. Melanochromis elastodema Melanochromis elastodema Fishes Malawi
115. Melanochromis perileucos Melanochromis perileucos Fishes Malawi
116. Melanochromis dialeptos Melanochromis dialeptos Fishes Malawi
117. Melanochromis mellitus Melanochromis mellitus Fishes Malawi
118. Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos Melanochromis cyaneorhabdos Fishes Malawi
119. Melanochromis loriae Melanochromis loriae Fishes Malawi
120. Melanochromis chipokae Melanochromis chipokae Fishes Malawi
121. Melanochromis lepidiadaptes Melanochromis lepidiadaptes Fishes Malawi
122. Melanochromis baliodigma Melanochromis baliodigma Fishes Malawi
123. Melanochromis johannii Melanochromis johannii Fishes Malawi
124. Melanochromis joanjohnsonae Melanochromis joanjohnsonae Fishes Malawi
125. Melanochromis interruptus Melanochromis interruptus Fishes Malawi
126. Melanochromis heterochromis Melanochromis heterochromis Fishes Malawi
127. Melanochromis xanthodigma Melanochromis xanthodigma Fishes Malawi
128. Melanoides turritispira Melanoides turritispira Snails Malawi
129. Melanoides truncatelliformis Melanoides truncatelliformis Snails Malawi
130. Melanoides pupiformis Melanoides pupiformis Snails Malawi
131. Melanoides polymorpha Melanoides polymorpha Snails Malawi
132. Mlanje Cedar Widdringtonia whytei Plants Malawi
133. Montane Demoiselle Umma declivium Insects Malawi, Tanzania
134. Morinda asteroscepa Morinda asteroscepa Plants Malawi, Tanzania
135. Mutela alata Mutela alata Clams Malawi
136. Nepogomphoides stuhlmanni Nepogomphoides stuhlmanni Insects Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania
137. Nyika Dwarf Toad Mertensophryne nyikae Amphibians Malawi, Zambia
138. Ocotea kenyensis Ocotea kenyensis Plants Africa
139. Olive-headed Weaver Ploceus olivaceiceps Birds Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia
140. Opsaridium microlepis Opsaridium microlepis Fishes Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania
141. Opsaridium microcephalum Opsaridium microcephalum Fishes Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania
142. Oreochromis karongae Oreochromis karongae Fishes Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania
143. Oreochromis squamipinnis Oreochromis squamipinnis Fishes Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania
144. Oreochromis mossambicus Oreochromis mossambicus Fishes Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Swaziland, Zambia, Zimbabwe
145. Oreochromis lidole Oreochromis lidole Fishes Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania
146. Oreocnemis phoenix Oreocnemis phoenix Insects Malawi
147. Otopharynx lithobates Otopharynx lithobates Fishes Malawi
148. Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus Birds Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East
149. Petrotilapia nigra Petrotilapia nigra Fishes Malawi
150. Petrotilapia chrysos Petrotilapia chrysos Fishes Malawi
151. Philippia nyassana Philippia nyassana Plants Malawi
152. Potamonautes montivagus Potamonautes montivagus Crustaceans Malawi
153. Potamonautes choloensis Potamonautes choloensis Crustaceans Malawi
154. Protomelas virgatus Protomelas virgatus Fishes Malawi
155. Pseudotropheus galanos Pseudotropheus galanos Fishes Malawi
156. Pseudotropheus flavus Pseudotropheus flavus Fishes Malawi
157. Pseudotropheus cyaneus Pseudotropheus cyaneus Fishes Malawi
158. Pseudotropheus ater Pseudotropheus ater Fishes Malawi
159. Pseudotropheus tursiops Pseudotropheus tursiops Fishes Malawi
160. Pseudotropheus saulosi Pseudotropheus saulosi Fishes Malawi
161. Pseudotropheus purpuratus Pseudotropheus purpuratus Fishes Malawi
162. Pseudotropheus modestus Pseudotropheus modestus Fishes Malawi
163. Puku Kobus vardonii Mammals Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia
164. Rawsonia burtt-davyi Rawsonia burtt-davyi Plants Malawi
165. Red Jungle-skimmer Hadrothemis scabrifrons Insects Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
166. Reiche's Squeaker Arthroleptis reichei Amphibians Malawi, Tanzania
167. Rubberlip Hap Otopharynx pachycheilus Fishes Malawi
168. Seychelles Fineliner Teinobasis alluaudi Insects Indian Ocean (Seychelles), Kenya, Madagascar, Malawi, Tanzania
169. Shoebill Balaeniceps rex Birds Burundi, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Rwanda, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia
170. Spotted Ground-thrush Zoothera guttata Birds Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania
171. Stierling's Woodpecker Dendropicos stierlingi Birds Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania
172. Straw-coloured Fruit Bat Eidolon helvum Mammals Africa, Asia, Middle East
173. Striped Roundleaf Bat Hipposideros vittatus Mammals Angola, Botswana, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Ethiopia, Guinea, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Nigeria, Somalia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
174. Taita Falcon Falco fasciinucha Birds Botswana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe
175. Tana Labeo Labeo mesops Fishes Malawi
176. Tanzanian Vlei Rat Otomys lacustris Mammals Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia
177. Temnick's Ground Pangolin  WATCH A LIVE TEMNICK'S GROUND PANGOLIN Manis temminckii Mammals Africa
178. Ternstroemia polypetala Ternstroemia polypetala Plants Cameroon, Malawi, Tanzania
179. Thermochoria jeanneli Thermochoria jeanneli Insects Kenya, Malawi, Tanzania, Zambia
180. Thyolo Alethe Alethe choloensis Birds Malawi, Mozambique
181. Trichocladus goetzei Trichocladus goetzei Plants Malawi, Tanzania
182. Tropheops tropheops Tropheops tropheops Fishes Malawi
183. Tropheops microstoma Tropheops microstoma Fishes Malawi
184. Tropheops gracilior Tropheops gracilior Fishes Malawi
185. Wattled Crane Grus carunculatus Birds Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Ethiopia, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia, Zimbabwe
186. White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus Birds Africa
187. White-headed Vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis Birds Africa
188. White-winged Apalis Apalis chariessa Birds Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania
189. Yellow-throated Apalis Apalis flavigularis Birds Malawi
190. Zanthoxylum deremense Zanthoxylum deremense Plants Africa

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