Cape Caco, where has it gone?

Cape Caco, where has it gone?

Cape Caco, where has it gone? - Southern Africa : The Cape Caco (Cacosternum capense) is distributed across the Cape Flats, extending up to Piketberg. This area has been transformed by agriculture to wheat fields, grazing and development (especially in the south). A recent assessment of available data

The Cape Caco (Cacosternum capense) is distributed across the Cape Flats, extending up to Piketberg. This area has been transformed by agriculture to wheat fields, grazing and development (especially in the south).

A recent assessment of available data revealed that only 3 observations have been officially recorded since 2009. It is clear that more data is required for future assessments.

This project is a call for people to go out and try to record this species so we know its current extent and can make up-to-date decisions in future Red List Assessments. Finding this species is tricky as they remain underground for most of the year and only emerge to breed after rains in early summer-which most likely explains the lack of recent records.

10 Nov 2015
AlexanderR