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Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Nicaragua Endangered Species


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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for NICARAGUA in Central America lists 1 extinct species (West Indian Monk Seal), 12 critically endangered species, and 39 endangered species. The Arrow Cichlid fish, Atherinella jiloaensis silverside fish, Craugastor ranoides frog, Dark-Rumped Petrel bird, Elkhorn Coral, Goliath Grouper, Hawksbill Turtle, Largetooth Sawfish, Lonchocarpus phaseolifolius legume plant, Lonchocarpus yoroensis legume plant, Mollinedia ruae plant, and Staghorn Coral are Nicaragua's critically endangered species. Endangered species include the American Eel, Boulder Star Coral, Brown Sea Cucumber, Geoffroy's Spider Monkey (Mono Colorado; Spanish: Mono Araña), Oaxacan Spiny-Tailed Iguana, Pygmy Blue Whale, Westfall Knobtail dragonfly, and Zanthoxylum belizense plant. Species named after Nicaragua include the Nicaragua Giant Glass Frog, Nicaragua Pine, Nicaraguan Grackle bird, Nicaraguan Harvest Mouse, Nicaraguan Pocket Gopher, Nicaraguan Seed Finch, and Nicaraguan Woodrat.

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