A listing of sensitive species maintained by SANBI

Sensitive species are those that are vulnerable or potentially vulnerable to collecting, over-exploitation, commercial and/or medicinal use. 


SANBI will not release locality information for these species.  This information can only be provided subject to approval from a committee consisting of experts on the relevant taxa. Applications for access can be submitted here.


The National Sensitive Species List constantly changes as new data becomes available. If a species does not appear on this list it may still be under evaluation. Alternatively, if there is a species that needs to be added please contact us for assistance. 

Lists of sensitive species are published upon completion of the full assessment, see previous lists here.


Name Type Is sensitive Changed Sort descending
Phyllobolus gariepensis Plants No 2022-11-08 View
Phyllobolus congestus Plants Yes 2022-11-08 View
Phyllobolus chrysophthalmus Plants No 2022-11-08 View
Phyllobolus caudatus Plants Yes 2022-11-08 View
Phyllobolus amabilis Plants No 2022-11-08 View
Phyllobolus abbreviatus Plants Yes 2022-11-08 View
Pleiospilos simulans Plants Yes 2022-11-10 View
Pleiospilos bolusii Plants Yes 2022-11-10 View
Pleiospilos compactus subsp. minor Plants Yes 2022-11-10 View
Raphionacme lucens Plants No 2022-11-14 View