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Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Israel Extinct and Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for ISRAEL in West Asia and the Middle East lists 4 extinct species since the beginning of IUCN recordkeeping, 13 critically endangered species, and 38 endangered species.

Israel's extinct species are the Hula Bream fish, Long Jaw Tristramella fish, Tristramella intermedia fish, and Trochoidea picardi snail. Critically endangered species include the Be’er Sheva Fringe-fingered Lizard, Galilean Loach fish, Hula Painted Frog, Northern Bald Ibis, and Sociable Lapwing. The aforementioned lizard species lives in a region bounded by Beersheba and Dimona to the south, Hebron to the north, a forest-covered region to the west, and the Dead Sea to the east. Endangered species include the Blackchin Guitarfish, Clear-Winged Demoiselle damselfly, Mediterranean Pillow Coral, Prickly Redfish (Pineapple Sea Cucumber), and Steppe Eagle.

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