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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, G√ľnther'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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