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Thursday, March 24, 2016

Endangered Species of Jordan

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for JORDAN in western Asia lists 6 critically endangered species and 21 endangered species. Jordan's critically endangered species are the Azraq Toothcarp, Northern Bald Ibis, Snow Crane, Sociable Plover, Leguminaia saulcyi freshwater mussel, and Melanopsis ammonis freshwater snail. The Azraq Toothcarp is found only in Jordan's Azraq Oasis. The mussel species' population range is believed to cover small areas in northern Jordan and northwestern Syria and a large area of Lebanon, while the snail species is distributed in northern Jordan and eastern and southeastern Israel.

Endangered species include the Black Teatfish, Jordan Barbel fish, Mesopotamian Fallow Deer, Saker Falcon, Steppe Eagle, Syrian Demoiselle damselfly, and White-headed Duck. Fish of the Jordan Barbel species live and swim in some streams and lakes in northern Jordan and parts of Israel and Lebanon. In addition to living in Israel, Jordan, and Lebanon, Syrian Demoiselles can be found in west-central Syria.

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