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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 Benin may not be listed here. For a complete list of endangered species in Africa, browse the Africa endangered species list.

Endangered species found in Benin:

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. Afrcan White-backed Vulture Gyps africanus Birds Africa
2. African Elephant Loxodonta africana Mammals Africa
3. African Gray Parrot Psittacus erithacus Birds Africa
4. African Lion Panthera leo Mammals Africa, Asia
5. African Mahogany Khaya senegalensis Plants Benin, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Togo, Uganda
6. African Mahogany Khaya ivorensis Plants Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Sudan, Togo, Uganda
7. African Mahogany Khaya grandifoliola Plants Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Ghana, Guinea, Nigeria, Sudan, Togo, Uganda
8. African Skimmer Rynchops flavirostris Birds Africa, Asia, Middle East
9. African Slender-snouted Crocodile Crocodylus cataphractus Reptiles Western and Central Africa
10. African Wedgefish Rhynchobatus luebberti Fishes Africa
11. African White-bellied Pangolin Phataginus tricuspis Mammals Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Sudan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Zambia
12. African Wild Dog  WATCH A LIVE AFRICAN WILD DOG Lycaon pictus Mammals Sub-saharan Africa
13. Afzelia Afzelia africana Plants Africa
14. Albizia ferruginea Albizia ferruginea Plants Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda
15. Bigeye Tuna Thunnus obesus Fishes Africa, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America - Including United States (Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
16. Black Crowned-crane Balearica pavonina Birds Africa, Middle East
17. Bongo Tragelaphus eurycerus Mammals Africa
18. Bottlenose Skate Rostroraja alba Fishes Africa, Europe
19. Bread Palm Encephalartos barteri Plants Benin, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo
20. Cheetah  WATCH A LIVE CHEETAH Acinonyx jubatus Mammals Africa to India
21. Common Guitarfish Rhinobatos rhinobatos Fishes Europe, Africa, and the Middle East
22. Common Hippopotamus Hippopotamus amphibius Mammals Africa
23. Common Sawfish Pristis pristis Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Europe, Mexico, United States
24. Damara Tern Sterna balaenarum Birds Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Namibia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, South Africa, Togo
25. Denham's Bustard Neotis denhami Birds Africa
26. Dusky Grouper Epinephelus marginatus Fishes Africa, Europe, Middle East, South America
27. Dwarf Crocodile Osteolaemus tetraspis Reptiles West Africa and the Congo R. Drainage
28. Egyptian Vulture  WATCH A LIVE EGYPTIAN VULTURE Neophron percnopterus Birds Europe, Africa, Asia, and the Middle East
29. Eurasian Curlew Numenius arquata Birds Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic
30. Eurasian Peregrine Falcon  WATCH A LIVE EURASIAN PEREGRINE FALCON Falco peregrinus peregrinus Birds Eurasia south to Africa and Mideast
31. Garcinia kola Garcinia kola Plants Benin, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Sierra Leone
32. Giant Butterfly Ray Gymnura altavela Fishes Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
33. Goliath Grouper Epinephelus itajara Fishes Africa, Central and South America, Mexico, United States (Florida, Minor Outlying Islands)
34. Gray Nurse Shark Carcharias taurus Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic, South America
35. Great Snipe Gallinago media Birds Africa, Asia, Europe
36. Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
37. Hallea ledermannii Hallea ledermannii Plants Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo
38. Homalium dalzielii Homalium dalzielii Plants Benin, Nigeria
39. Home's Hinge-back Tortoise Kinixys homeana Reptiles Benin, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria
40. Lappet-faced Vulture Torgos tracheliotos Birds Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East
41. Largetooth Sawfish Pristis perotteti Fishes Africa, Central and South America, Europe, Mexico, United States
42. Leopard  WATCH A LIVE LEOPARD Panthera pardus Mammals Africa, Asia, Middle East
43. Lesser Kestrel Falco naumanni Birds Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East
44. Milicia regia Milicia regia Plants Benin, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Senegal
45. Nesogordonia papaverifera Nesogordonia papaverifera Plants Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Cote d'Ivoire, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, Republic of Congo, Sierra Leone
46. Night Shark Carcharhinus signatus Fishes Africa, Central America, North America (United States), South America
47. Oceanic Whitetip Shark Carcharhinus longimanus Fishes Africa, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
48. Olive Colobus Procolobus verus Mammals Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Guinea, Liberia, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Togo
49. One-finned Shark Heptranchias perlo Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
50. Pallid Harrier Circus macrourus Birds Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East
51. Pierreodendron kerstingii Pierreodendron kerstingii Plants Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Togo
52. Portuguese Dogfish Centroscymnus coelolepis Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, North America (United States Territory)
53. Rueppell's Vulture Gyps rueppellii Birds Africa
54. Rutidea nigerica Rutidea nigerica Plants Benin, Cameroon, Nigeria
55. Spotted Eagle Ray Aetobatus narinari Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, North America (including United States and US Island Territory and Hawaii), Oceans, South America
56. Straw-coloured Fruit Bat Eidolon helvum Mammals Africa, Asia, Middle East
57. Turraeanthus africanus Turraeanthus africanus Plants Angola, Benin, Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire), Equatorial Guinea, Ghana, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Uganda
58. West African Manatee Trichechus senegalensis Mammals Africa
59. Whale Shark  WATCH A LIVE WHALE SHARK Rhincodon typus Fishes Africa, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, Oceanic, South America
60. White Grouper Epinephelus aeneus Fishes Africa, Asia, Europe, Middle East
61. White-headed Vulture Trigonoceps occipitalis Birds Africa
62. White-thighed Colobus Colobus vellerosus Mammals Benin, Cote d'Ivoire, Ghana, Nigeria, Togo

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