Overview

Distribution

Range Description

Confined to north-eastern Africa, in Somalia, adjacent parts of Ethiopia and marginally in north-eastern Kenya (Taylor in press). Occurs to around 600 m asl in Ethiopia (Yalden et al. 1996).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
Primarily an arid-adapted species, occurring in hilly areas in northern Somalia (Drake-Brockman 1910). There is a paucity of information on the behaviour and ecology of this species, though it is probably similar in many respects to the Slender Mongoose H. sanguineus (Taylor in press).

Systems
  • Terrestrial
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2008

Assessor/s
Hoffmann, M.

Reviewer/s
Duckworth, J.W. (Small Carnivore Red List Authority) and Hoffmann, M. (Global Mammal Assessment Team)

Contributor/s

Justification
Listed as Least Concern as although the species is very poorly known it has a relatively wide distribution range in the Horn region of Africa, where there are not believed to be any major threats to this species or to its habitat, and indeed is likely to be locally common.

History
  • 2003
    Not Evaluated
    (IUCN 2003)
  • 2003
    Not Evaluated
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Population

Population
There is little information available on this species as few specimens are available in museums, and there have been scant observations in the wild. There are 14 specimens of the Somali Slender Mongoose in the British Museum and five in the Natural History Museum of the University of Florence (Taylor in press). It is assumed that it is relatively common in arid regions.

Population Trend
Unknown
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Threats

Major Threats
Although the species and its habitat requirements are poorly known, its range in the semi-arid regions of the Horn suggest that there are not likely to be any major threats to this mongoose.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
It is not known whether this species occurs in any protected areas. This is a very poorly known species, and is in need of further study.
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