Doratogonus minor 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Arthropoda Diplopoda Spirostreptida Spirostreptidae

Scientific Name: Doratogonus minor Hamer, 2000
Common Name(s):
English Minor black millipede, Minor black millipede, Minor Black Millipede

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered B1ab(i,ii,iii)+2ab(i,ii,iii) ver 3.1
Year Published: 2006
Date Assessed: 2006-01-31
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Hamer, M.
Reviewer(s): Samways, M. & Hamer, M. (Southern African Invertebrate Red List Authority)
This species is known from a single specimen. Modelling of the potential distribution of the species indicated that even if it does occur in all similar habitat, the area of occurrence will be less than 5,000 km². Much of the grassland in this region has been destroyed through mining and agriculture (overgrazing and monocultures). Much of the remaining natural habitat is disturbed, and very little is formally protected.

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:South Africa: KwaZulu-Natal. Along the road between Vryheid and Newcastle in north-western KwaZulu-Natal. The habitat in this part of KwaZulu-Natal is poorly sampled, but measurements of the area of similar habitat to where D. minor was collected indicate that the area of occurrence is likely to be less than 3,000 km².
Countries occurrence:
South Africa (KwaZulu-Natal)
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Population [top]

Population:This species is likely to occur at low population densities, since only a single specimen has been collected. Degree of fragmentation is unknown. The grassland species of the genus Doratogonus may disperse more easily than the forest species, but they may still be confined in distribution by appropriate habitat. Intensive agriculture may have resulted in the fragmentation of natural grasslands.
Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Likely to take two years to reach maturity.

Citation: Hamer, M. 2006. Doratogonus minor. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2006: e.T59670A11966509. . Downloaded on 23 April 2018.
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