Neuracanthus aculeatus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Plantae Tracheophyta Magnoliopsida Scrophulariales Acanthaceae

Scientific Name: Neuracanthus aculeatus
Species Authority: Balf.f.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(iii)+2ab(iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2004
Date Assessed: 2004-04-30
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Miller, A.
Reviewer(s): Abuzinada, A.H. & AL-Eisawi, D.M.H. (Arabian Plants Red List Authority)
Restricted to a small area on the northern plains. It is liked by livestock and the gradual decline in the quality of habitat due to over-grazing is likely to place this plant under some threat. The coastal plains on Soqotra are the habitat most at risk from the developments proposed for the island. They signs of decline in quality of habitat is already evident, as people are moving from the interior to the coast.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: Endemic to Soqotra.
Countries occurrence:
Yemen (Socotra)
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Locally common in Croton socotranus shrubland on the north eastern coastal and inland plains. Altitude of sea-level to 120 m.
Systems: Terrestrial

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Neuracanthus aculeatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2004: e.T44746A10945828. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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