Hemicordylus nebulosus

Assessor: Krystal Tolley

Sensitive in 2010
Exploitation extent
None - this species and its close relatives are not exploited, collected, traded or utilized in a targeted manner.
Justification and references

 This species is listed on CITES Appendix II, but it has never been any exports for trade (UNEP-WCMC 2018), nor is there presence of trade on the internet. Although other species in the family are traded (UNEP-WCMC 2018), it is unlikely that this species is exploited from trade at present.


UNEP-WCMC. 2018. CITES trade statistics derived from the CITES Trade Database, UNEP World Conservation Monitoring Centre, Cambridge, UK.

Population vulnerability
Population is vulnerable: size is <= 2500 mature individuals OR the number of known subpopulations is <= 5 OR range is <= 100km2 OR species at risk of localised extinctions
Justification and references

Hemicordylus nebulosus is endemic to the Landroskop area of the Hottentots Holland Mountain Range and is restricted to the high altitude rock faces that are between 1200 - 1500 m above sea level (Bates 2017). The distribution is extremely small, estimated as 7 km2 (Bates 2017). Furthermore, the population size of this species might fall below 2 500 mature individuals, as a count of individuals (for a single time period) have totalled ~1 000 animals (Costandius et al. 2006).  Because if its' small range, future trade could be detrimental.

Bates, M.F. 2017. Hemicordylus nebulosus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2017: e.T110160538A110312720. Downloaded on 19 January 2018.


Targeted demographics
Regeneration potential
Justification and references

There is no information available on the regeneration potential of this species.