The Central African Slender-snout Crocodile (Mecistops leptorhynchus)is a critically endangered species of crocodile (IUCN-2014), it is the last step before being extinct in the wild!!! Since 2014.
The African Slender-snouted Crocodile has been divided in 2 species : West and Central African Slender-snouted Crocodile.
Referring to Gabon, the Central African Slender-snouted Crocodile is threatened mainly by hunting and habitat loss and overfishing as he feeds mainly on fishes and small aquatic invertebrates, such as shrimps or crabs, as well as frogs and snakes.
In spite of this situation Gabon is the only country which retains a relatively robust population. Consequently the role of Gabon is essential and it is of its responsibility to maintain this species in the wild.
He is with the West African Slender-snouted Crocodile one of the most critically endangered crocodile species in the world.