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
Charaxes xiphares staudei Butterflies Yes 2022-06-02 View
Manticora latipennis Beetles No 2022-06-02 View
Manticora mygaloides Beetles No 2022-06-02 View
Manticora scabra Beetles No 2022-06-02 View
Manticora sichelii Beetles No 2022-06-02 View
Manticora skrabali Beetles No 2022-06-02 View
Manticora tibialis Beetles No 2022-06-02 View
Manticora tuberculata Beetles No 2022-06-02 View
Manticora werneri Beetles Yes 2022-06-02 View
Opistophthalmus ater Scorpions Yes 2022-06-02 View