Search for Posts, Maps, and Topics

Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Macedonia Extinct and Endangered Species

Shell of the Graecoanatolica macedonica snail, which is extinct in Macedonia

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for MACEDONIA in Southeastern Europe lists two extinct species, 17 critically endangered species, and 30 endangered species. Previously residing in Dojran Lake on the Greece-Macedonia border, Graecoanatolica macedonica snails were declared extinct since 2000. Ohridohauffenia drimica snails were thought to be extinct since 1983 and once were endemic to Lake Ohrid and the Black Drim (Black Drin) river. Macedonia's critically endangered species include the European Eel, Macedonian Grayling butterfly, Slender-billed Curlew bird, and Zaumia kusceri snail. Zaumia kusceri snails live near the feeder springs of Lake Ohrid. Endangered species include the Big-bellied Glandular Bush Cricket, Egyptian Eagle, Pelasgus prespensis fish, Prespa Trout, and White-headed Duck.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Do you have any thoughts or suggestions? Let me know with a comment!
*Please note that comments WILL be MODERATED; therefore, spam comments (including offers and links unrelated to the post topic) WILL be REMOVED.*
I greatly appreciate your input... thank you so much!

My Other Blogs

Blog Content

  • Content, graphics, and the background are created by me (pseudonym: Wonderful World), except when I credit other sources. Wavy flag images (see Lesotho post) come from the public-domain Wikimedia Nuvola project — Facebook also uses these images.
  • I do not copy and paste from other websites. Therefore, all posts are original but may sometimes include info, links, and/or images from credited external sources. To use a GeoFact of the Day Blog image for your website or project, write a comment below a post, and I will likely approve your request.
  • Feel free to offer comments, suggestions, and compliments on any post or page! You can be anonymous. Note that spam comments with non-relevant links will be deleted.
  • Thanks for your loyal readership on the GeoFact of the Day Blog!
  • Map Link in new tab or window
  • Thank you so much for accessing your trusted source for reliable geographic info since 2008 — today and always!
  • Total Views