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Monday, August 8, 2016

Morocco Endangered Species


The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for MOROCCO in Northwestern Africa lists two extinct species (Hydrobia gracilis snail and Salmo pallaryi trout), one extinct-in-the-wild species (Scimitar-horned Oryx), 31 critically endangered species, and 68 endangered species. Some of Morocco's critically endangered species include the Addra Gazelle, Blunt-nose Rattail (Roundnose Grenadier) fish, Ebner's Skink, Lotus benoistii flower, Margaritifera marocana freshwater mussel, Monkfish, Slender-billed Curlew, and Sociable Plover. The aforementioned mussel species is endemic to Morocco and is only found in two rivers: Oued Beth and Oued Derna.

Some endangered species include the Atlas Cedar tree, Atlas Grayling butterfly, Barbary Ape, Edmi (Cuvier's Gazelle), Glittering Demoiselle damselfly, Green Psammodromus (Small-fingered Psammodromus) lizard, Moroccan Cypress tree, Moroccan Wall Brown butterfly, Spanish Fir tree, Varaldi's Spadefoot Toad, and Vogel's Blue butterfly.

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