Red List Category
for more information about the Red List categories and criteria
Justification of Red List category
This species is listed as Near Threatened owing to its small population, which is thought to be stable or increasing. However, the species faces threats from disturbance and marine pollution, and if these increased a decline could be triggered, possibly qualifying the species for a higher threat category (it almost qualifies for listing under criterion C1).
5800 mature individuals
Distribution size (breeding/resident):
Land-mass type - continent - Continents are land masses > bigger than Australia (=7,682,300 sq km).
Realm - Afrotropical - realm
IUCN Ecosystem -- Marine biome