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Friday, October 28, 2016

Samoa Endangered Species


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The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for SAMOA in the South Pacific Ocean lists 4 critically endangered species and 16 endangered species. Drymophloeus samoensis palm plants, Hawksbill Turtles, Samoan Moorhen birds, and Tooth-Billed Pigeons are critically endangered in Samoa. These species are endangered: Acropora rudis coral (widespread coral bleaching), two types of Black teatfish, Clinostigma samoense palm tree, Golden Sandfish, Günther's Emo Skink, Mao (Ma'oma'o) bird, Phoenix Petrel, Polynesian Sheath-Tailed Bat, Prickly Redfish, Samoa Skink, Sandfish, Steindachner's Emo Skink, Thaumatodon hystricelloides snail, Undulate Wrasse fish, and White-Throated Storm Petrel. In addition to some aforementioned species, organisms named after Samoa include the Samoa Flying Fox bat, Samoa Fantail bird, Samoan Flycatcher bird, Samoan Fruit Dove, Samoan Palolo Worm, Samoan Starling bird, Samoan Triller bird, Samoan Whistler bird, Samoan White-Eye bird, and Short Samoan Tree Snail.

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