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Tuesday, November 29, 2016

Turkmenistan Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for TURKMENISTAN in Central and West Asia lists 1 extinct-in-the-wild species (Beloribitsa fish, still surviving in fishing-stock captivity), 11 critically endangered species, and 9 endangered species. Turkmenistan's eleven endangered species are the Dreissena caspia freshwater mussel, Dwarf Sturgeon (Little Amu Darya Shovelnose) fish, Great Sturgeon fish, Persian Sturgeon fish, Phrynocephalus golubewii lizard, Russian Sturgeon fish, Saiga antelope, Shovelfish, Snow Crane, Sociable Plover, and Star Sturgeon. Here are Turkmenistan's endangered species: Alosa volgensis (Volga Shad) fish, Astragalus bobrovii milk vetch plant, Calligonum molle shrub plant, Caspian Seal, Egyptian Eagle, Saker Falcon, Steppe Eagle, Tiger, and White-Headed Duck. Species named after Turkmenistan and the Turkmen people include the Melanopsis turkmenica snail, Turkmenamnicola smaragdovae snail, and Turkmenistan Eyelid Gecko.

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