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Thursday, November 24, 2016

Somalia Endangered Species

Lappet-Faced Vulture — original photo © Del Hoyo et al. 2000
The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for SOMALIA in East Africa (Horn of Africa) lists 14 critically endangered species and 37 endangered species. The following species are critically endangered in Somalia: Aloe brunneostriana plant, Aloe jucunda plant, Aloe molederana plant, Hawksbill Turtle, Hooded Vulture, Hunter's Hartebeest (also known as Hirola, or Hunter's Antelope), Largetooth Sawfish, Macrobrachium scorteccii shrimp, Rueppell's Griffon, Sidamo Lark, Sociable Plover, White-Backed Vulture, and White-Headed Vulture.

The aforementioned shrimp species is only found in the Cal Galloan spring, located near the tip of northeastern Somalia. Endangered species include eight Aloe species, Ash's Lark, Basra Reed Warbler, Egyptian Eagle, Gabal Elba Dragon Tree, Grevy's Zebra, Lappet-Faced Vulture, Southern Somali Garter Snake, Speke's Gazelle, and Warsangli Linnet bird. Species named after Somalia include Somalia Catfish (Barbus and Bagrus urostigma), Somalia Gerbil (Gerbillus dunni), Somalian Gerbil (Gerbillus somalicus), Somalia Glass Catfish, and Somalia Slender Mongoose.

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