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Malolotja's Invertebrates
Malolotja's Fish
Malolotja's Reptiles and Amphibians
Malolotja's Birds
Malolotja's Mammals
Red Data Books
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Malolotja Nature Reserve - Fauna

Numbers of species or subspecies in the major taxonomic groups recorded or possibly occurring in Malolotja Nature Reserve are shown below:

Taxonomic Group Confirmed Possible Total
Invertebrates:
Butterflies
Moths

Vertebrates:
Fish
Amphibians
Reptiles
Birds
Mammals

124
612


7
21
61
271
56




19
5
10

25




26
26
71
271
81

Alien species are generally restricted to straying livestock, dogs and cats from neighbouring areas, although there is a herd of goats which has been present since the reserve was established.

Determination of priority species for conservation is hampered by the poor level of knowledge of their status. However, a provisional list of priority species has been drawn up, based on listings in southern African Red Data Book species and on regional distributions and rarity, which includes 7 fish species, 9 reptiles, 5 amphibians, 16 birds and 15 mammals.


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