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 Sort ascending Is sensitive Changed
Idiothele mira Spiders No 2018-04-09 View
Pterinochilus murinus Spiders No 2018-03-14 View
Ceratogyrus paulseni Spiders Yes 2022-06-02 View
Harpactira pulchripes Spiders No 2018-04-09 View
Opistophthalmus fuscipes Scorpions No 2022-06-02 View
Opistophthalmus latro Scorpions No 2022-06-02 View
Opistophthalmus fossor Scorpions No 2022-06-02 View
Opistophthalmus chaperi Scorpions No 2022-06-02 View
Bradypodion thamnobates Reptiles No 2022-07-06 View
Cordylus macropholis Reptiles No 2022-05-19 View