IUCN Red List Assessment
Red List Category Year Assessed
Vulnerable Red List Criteria
Ellison, A., Farnsworth, E. & Moore, G. Reviewer/s
Polidoro, B.A., Livingstone, S.R. & Carpenter, K.E. (Global Marine Species Assessment Coordinating Team) Contributor/s Justification
This species is recorded from less than ten populations worldwide. All of these are distant from each other, and genetic evidence suggests that minimal gene flow occurs among populations. Area of occupancy is estimated to be between 500 and 2,000 kmÂ². The quality of habitat for this rare mangrove species is declining throughout its range, primarily due to coastal development. There has been an estimated 27% decline in mangrove area within this species range since 1980. It is listed as Vulnerable under criterion B.