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Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Mozambique Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for MOZAMBIQUE in Southeastern Africa lists 15 critically endangered species and 68 endangered species. Some critically endangered species include the Banhine Barb fish, Hook-lipped Rhinoceros, Kiriba Tilapia ("Mozzie") fish, Long-billed Apalis bird, Mount Inago Pygmy Chameleon, Mount Namuli Pygmy Chameleon, Munch's Cycad plant (possibly extinct in Mozambique), Tooth-coned Cycad, White-backed Vulture, and White-headed Vulture. Mozambique's endangered species include the African Spotted Catshark, Barau's Petrel bird, Black-footed Penguin, Cape Cormorant bird, Chirinda Toad, Cholo Mountain Alethe bird, Indian Yellow-nosed Albatross, Lebombo Cycad, Malagasy Pond Heron, Natal (Honeycomb) Izak catshark, Orange-fringed River Bream fish, Pepper Bark Tree, Sibayi Goby fish, Southern Crowned Crane, and Umbeluzi Cycad.

Species named after Mozambique include the Mozambique Batis bird, Mozambique Dwarf Burrowing Skink, Mozambique Ebony tree, Mozambique Fangblenny fish, Mozambique Dwarf Galago (Grant's Lesser Galago) bushbaby primate, Mozambique Rain Frog, Mozambique Ridged Frog, Mozambique (Jan's) Shovel-Snout snake, Mozambique Thicket Rat, Mozambique Tilapia fish, and Mozambique Wolf Snake.

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