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Thursday, August 18, 2016

Nauru Endangered and Vulnerable Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for NAURU lists only 3 endangered species and no critically endangered species. This fortunate lack of endangered species is not too surprising given that Nauru is the world's third-smallest country and smallest island country. Nauru's endangered species are the Black Teatfish, Sandfish, and Undulate Wrasse. While there are only three endangered species listed for Nauru, there are 83 vulnerable species — these have a lower risk level for population depletion and extinction. A vast majority of these vulnerable species are coral, including Acanthastrea bowerbanki, Acropora horrida, Cactus Coral, and Lettuce Coral. Other vulnerable species include the Bigeye Tuna, Finsch's Reed-Warbler, Harry Blackfish sea cucumber, Longfin Mako, Providence Petrel bird, Queensland Grouper (Brindle Bass) fish, Whale Shark, and White-Tipped Shark.

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