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Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Senegal Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for SENEGAL in West Africa lists 1 extinct-in-the-wild species (Scimitar-Horned Oryx antelope), 13 critically endangered species, and 26 endangered species. Senegal's thirteen critically endangered species are the African Slender-Snouted Crocodile, Addra Gazelle, Elattoneura pluotae damselfly, Goliath Grouper, Hooded Vulture, Largetooth Sawfish, two species of Monkfish, Northern Bald Ibis, Rueppell's Griffon, White-Backed Vulture, White-Headed Vulture, and Wide Sawfish. Endangered species include the Blackchin Guitarfish, Cape Hunting Dog, Common Chimpanzee, Conus cloveri and Conus hybridus cone snail species, Dusky Grouper, Egyptian Eagle, Green Turtle, Pygmy Blue Whale, Red Colobus monkey, Saker Falcon, Scalloped Hammerhead shark, Senegalese Hake fish, Spearnose Skate, Spikenose (African) Wedgefish, Undulate Ray, and Violinfish.

Species named after Senegal include the Senegal Batis bird, Senegal Blenny fish, Senegal Chameleon, Senegal Coucal bird, Senegal Flapshell Turtle, Senegal Kingfisher, Senegal Lesser Galago bush baby, Senegal Mahogany tree, Senegal Parrot, Senegal River Crab, Senegal Running Frog, Senegal Sand Skink, Senegal Tateril gerbil, Senegal Thick-Knee bird, Senegalese Sole fish, and Senegalese Scorpionfish.

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