Neuracanthus aculeatus


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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
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.
Yemen (Socotra)
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Population [top]

Population Trend: Unknown

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

Bibliography [top]

IUCN. 2004. 2004 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 23 November 2004.

Citation: Miller, A. 2004. Neuracanthus aculeatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 27 March 2015.
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