Endangered Crustaceans of Africa
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Common Name Range ***
Aquadulcaris pheronyx South Africa
Astacoides spp. (2) Madagascar
Boreas uglowi 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
Madagapotamon humberti Madagascar
Mesocyclops insulensis Madagascar
Metadiaptomus spp. (2) South Africa
Nimba Stream Crab Guinea, Liberia
Paradiaptomus natalensis South Africa
Paramelita spp. (2) South Africa
Potamon spp. (1) 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) California, Mexico, 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 (1) Australia, South Africa
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**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.

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. For more information on what creatures are listed on this site, please visit our About EEC page.

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