List of Near Threatened species in Namibia

This is a list of Near Threatened species in Namibia according to the IUCN Red List.

This list was last updated 2019-09-14


This list contains only species that have been assessed for the IUCN Red List. It is therefore not representative of all the species in the country.

Species counts by country: Total | Amphibians | Birds | Fish | Mammals | Reptiles | Vascular Plants.

Psammobates tentorius Tent Tortoise 170524 NT
Tylecodon aurusbergensis 46840 NT
Rajella caudaspinosa Munchkin Skate 44618 NT
Breviceps macrops Desert Rain Frog 3070 NT
Tylecodon aridimontanus 46839 NT
Lophius vomerinus Cape Monk 154748 NT
Euryops mucosus 46761 NT
Lithops optica 46790 NT
Namibia cinerea 46794 NT
Microcarbo coronatus Crowned Cormorant 22696730 NT
Paragomphus cataractae Cataract Hooktail 59753 NT
Spizocorys sclateri Sclater's Lark 22717356 NT
Scyliorhinus capensis Yellowspotted Catshark 39349 NT


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Species are classified by the IUCN Red List into nine groups:
  • Extinct (EX) – beyond reasonable doubt that the species is no longer extant.
  • Extinct in the wild (EW) – survives only in captivity, cultivation and/or outside native range, as presumed after exhaustive surveys.
  • Critically endangered (CR) – in a particularly and extremely critical state.
  • Endangered (EN) – very high risk of extinction in the wild, meets any of criteria A to E for Endangered.
  • Vulnerable (VU) – meets one of the 5 red list criteria and thus considered to be at high risk of unnatural (human-caused) extinction without further human intervention.
  • Near threatened (NT) – close to being at high risk of extinction in the near future.
  • Least concern (LC) – unlikely to become extinct in the near future.
  • Data deficient (DD)
  • Not evaluated (NE)