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Sunday, November 20, 2016

Sierra Leone Endangered Species

Sierra Leone endangered species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for SIERRA LEONE in West Africa lists 16 critically endangered species and 38 endangered species. The following species are critically endangered in Sierra Leone: African Slender-Snouted Crocodile, Chiloglanis polyodon upside-down catfish, Eriocaulon petraeum and Eriocaulon sulanum pipewort flowers, Goliath Grouper fish, Hooded Vulture, Largetooth Sawfish, Pseudagrion mascagnii damselfly, Reuppell's Griffon bird, Scriptaphyosemion etzeli fish, Sierraia outambensis freshwater snail, Simirestis staudtii plant, Tarenna hutchinsonii plant, Triclisia macrophylla plant, White-Backed Vulture, and Wide Sawfish.

Endangered species include the Baer's Wood Mouse, Ballmann's Malimbe bird, Berthold's Killi fish, Bruening's Killi fish, Cape Hunting Dog, Cherry Mahogany, Common Chimpanzee, Dusky Grouper, Freetown Long-Fingered Frog, Jelly Bean Tetra fish, Pygmy Hippopotamus, Red Colobus monkey, Tai Toad, and Western Gecko. Species named after Sierra Leone include the Sierra Leone Free-Tailed Bat, Sierra Leone Prinia, Sierra Leone Reed Frog, Sierra Leone Water Frog, and Sierra Leone Worm Lizard.

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