Piacentini's dik-dik
Piacentini's dik-dik

Average Mass:
3 kg (6.6 lb)

Average Shoulder Height:
32 cm (12")

Rowland Ward:


Piacentini's dik-dik Spoor

Track: Size Not Available

Piacentini Dik dik Distribution

IUCN threat category

Vulnerable (VU: criteria C1).

The silver dik-dik is the smallest of the world's dikdiks, measuring just over a foot high.

Endemic to East Somalia , this dik-dik is known to occur only along the Obbia littoral (Wilson & Reeder, 1993; East, 1996). Its distribution map was obtained from the Somali country map in East (1988) and revised by Dr. R. East ( 23 June '97 ), who suggested marking the whole range in Fig as "possible" presence.

Categorical-discrete (CD) distribution model

The species inhabits thickets and evergreen scrub (East, 1988; Kingdon, 1997).