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Thursday, November 24, 2016

South Africa Endangered Species



The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for SOUTH AFRICA in Southern Africa lists 5 extinct species, 3 extinct-in-the-wild species (Blue Cycad, Escarpment Cycad, and Wood's Cycad), 88 critically endangered species, and 152 endangered species. Critically endangered species in South Africa include the Albany Cycad plant, Amatola Toad, Black Rhinoceros, Black-Spotted False Shieldback katydid, Cave Katydid, Clanwilliam Sandfish, Coelacanth fish (possibly extinct), Dageraad (Daggerhead Seabream) fish, Duplessis' Agile Katydid, Eightgilled Hagfish, Geometric Tortoise, Imperiled Grass False Shieldback katydid, Lion's Hill Velvet Worm, Major Black Millipede, Ngotshe Cycad, Ornate Sleeper Ray, Pickersgill's Reed Frog, Pondoland Cannibal Snail, Seventy-Four Seabream fish, Table Mountain Ghost Frog, Waxed Cycad, and Zulu Ambushed Katydid.

Endangered species include the Amatola Malachite damselfly, Blue Whale, Cape Cormorant, Clanwilliam Sawfin fish, Cloud Copper Butterfly, Eastern Cape Redfin, False Bay Klipfish, Giant Golden Mole, Grey-Crowned Crane, Henkel's Yellowwood tree, Hogsback Chirping Frog, Knysna Leaf-folding Frog, Marley's Golden Mole, Mistbelt Chirping Frog, Northern Moss Frog, Pondo Dwarf Chameleon, Purcell’s Hunter Slug, Sei Whale, Slender Restio Grasshopper, Small Restio Grasshopper, Treur River Barb fish, Western Leopard Toad, and Zulu Albizia plant. The South African Beaked Sandfish, South African Clift Swallow, South African Fur Seal, South African Ground Squirrel, South African Hedgehog, South African Long-Clawed Lark, South African Pygmy Skate, South African Shelduck, and South African Stumptail Chameleon (Nchisi Pygmy Chameleon) species are named after South Africa.

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