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Thursday, January 14, 2016

Jamaica Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for JAMAICA in North America lists 60 critically endangered species and 77 endangered species. Jamaica's critically endangered species include the Arntully Robber Frog, Blue Mountain Yacca tree, Elkhorn Coral, Hawksbill Turtle, Jamaican Flower Bat, Jamaican Iguana, and Staghorn Coral. Endangered species include the Boulder Star Coral, Homerus Swallowtail butterfly, Jamaican Rumpspot Frog, Jamaican Snoring Frog, and Scalloped Hammerhead shark.

Two Interesting Endangered Species
Multiple endangered species around the world are noted for their special sizes, colors, actions, and other characteristics. As you might have guessed, there is a reason why the Jamaican Snoring Frog is named as such. The male frog does emit a loud snoring sound from time to time. Averaging about 4.7 inches, this species is also one of the world's largest tree frog species. The Homerus Swallowtail is the Western Hemisphere's largest butterfly with a wingspan approximately 6 inches. Stamps from Chad, Dominica, Ghana, and Jamaica feature the iconic black-and-yellow flyer.

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