African penguin (Spheniscus demersus)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
The African penguin is known by three other common names: Jackass penguin, cape penguin, and black-footed penguin.African penguins are the only nesting penguins found on the African continent. Their breeding range is from Hollamsbird Island, Namibia, to Bird Island, Algoa Bay, South Africa (Whittington et al. 2000a, p. 8), where penguins form colonies (rookeries) for breeding and molting. Outside the breeding season, African penguins occupy areas throughout the breeding range and farther to the north and east. Vagrants have occurred north to Sette Cama (2 degrees and 32 minutes South (2[deg]32'S)), Gabon, on Africa's west coast and to Inhaca Island (26[deg]58'S) and the Limpopo River mouth (24[deg]45'S), Mozambique, on the east coast of Africa (Shelton et al. 1984, p. 219; Hockey et al. 2005, p. 632). A coastal species, they are generally spotted within 7.5 miles (mi) (12 kilometers (km)) of the shore.
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|10/29/2010||Foreign (Headquarters)||Wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
|12/18/2008||73 FR 77332 77341||12-Month Finding on a Petition To List the African Penguin (Spheniscus demersus) Under the Endangered Species Act, and Proposed Rule To List the African Penguin as Endangered Throughout Its Range|
|07/11/2007||72 FR 37695 37697||90-Day Finding on a Petition to List 12 Penguin Species as Threatened or Endangered under the Endangered Species Act|
|09/28/2010||75 FR 59645 59656||Determination of Endangered Status for the African Penguin|
No recovery information is available for the African penguin.
» Critical Habitat
No critical habitat rules have been published for the African penguin.
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