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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Tonga Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for TONGA in Oceania and the South Pacific Ocean lists 2 extinct species (Oceanic Parrot and Tonga Ground Skink), 4 critically endangered species, and 13 endangered species. Tonga's four critically endangered species are the Aglaia heterotricha plant, 'Eua Scaly-Toed Gecko (named after 'Eua island), Eua Globosa land snail, and Samoana cramptoni land snail. Endangered species are the Black Teatfish (two species), Golden Sandfish, Green Turtle, Günther's Emo Skink, Niaufo'ou Megapode bird (Tongan Scrubfowl; named after Niaufo'ou (post link) island), Pheonix Petrel, Polynesian Sheath-Tailed Bat, Prickly Redfish, Sandfish sea cucumber, Tongan Banded Iguana, Undulate Wrasse fish, and White-Throated Storm Petrel. Species named after Tonga include the Tonga Grouper fish, Tongan Fruit Dove, Tonga Ground Dove, and Tongan Whistler bird.

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