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Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Luxembourg Extinct and Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for LUXEMBOURG in Western Europe lists two critically endangered species, three endangered species, one extinct species (Spengler's Freshwater Mussel, or Grand Mulette in French), and one extinct-in-the-wild species (Bromus bromoideus wheat). Luxembourg's critically endangered species are the European Eel, Sociable Plover bird, and Spengler's Freshwater Mussel. While believed to be extinct in Luxembourg, Spengler's Freshwater Mussels still live in disconnected parts of France and northeastern Spain. Freshwater Pearl Mussels and Thick-shelled River Mussels are endangered. The extinct-in-the-wild wheat species was endemic to Belgium, Luxembourg, and France and now only exists in some botanical gardens, such as the Botanic Garden of Liège (Belgium).

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