De Brazzas Monkey (Cercopithecus neglectus)
De Brazza's Monkey (Cercopithecus neglectus) is an African monkey found in tropical riverine forests in north-eastern Angola, Cameroon, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Uganda, Kenya and south-western Ethiopia. The species is listed as 'least concern' on the IUCN Red List.Assessment Documentation
De Brazza's Monkey is not recorded on the Global Invasive Species Database (2011) and no records could be found of any introduced populations other than those reintroduced into areas where the species was previously recorded.
Crop raiding of maize and potatoes has been noted in this species, and it is considered an agricultural pest in Kenya. De Brazza's Monkey is also able to carry various diseases that present a threat to human safety, including herpes B virus.
There is a low likelihood of this species establishing in Tasmania. Climate modelling indicates that Tasmania's climate is dissimilar to the species' natural range.
De Brazza's Monkey is classed as a 'serious' threat under the Vertebrate Pest Committee's list of exotic animals (Vertebrate Pest Committee, 2007). It is not listed under the Commonwealth Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999.
In Tasmania, De Brazza's Monkeys are 'controlled animals' under the Tasmanian Nature Conservation Act 2002.
This risk assessment concludes that De Brazza's Monkeys are a serious threat to Tasmania and proposes that imports be restricted to those license holders approved for keeping serious threat species.
De Brazzas Monkey (Cercopithecus neglectus) (970Kb)