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The total population might be assumed to fall in the range of 50-249 mature individuals, based on the paucity of recent records and the small number of known localities. Its population is suspected to be rapidly decreasing as its mangrove habitat is lost or degraded owing to coastal housing, tourist and industrial developments, pollution from domestic sewage and agricultural run-off, sedimentation and the restriction of water flow by road-building. In the absence of further information, and if the known population is indeed fewer than 250 mature individuals, in continuing decline and with over 90% of mature individuals in one sub-population, the species might qualify as Critically Endangered under criterion C2a(ii). Continue reading