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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Mayotte Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for Mayotte in the Indian Ocean lists 5 extinct species, 1 critically endangered species, and 12 endangered species. Like in many island countries and territories in the Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean, Hawksbill Turtles are critically endangered in Mayotte. Mayotte's twelve endangered species are the Acropora roseni coral, Black Tetafish sea cucumber, Comoro Ground Gecko, Golden Sandfish sea cucumber, Green Turtle, Humblot's Heron (Madagascar Heron), Malagasy Pond Heron, Mertens' Day Gecko, Peters' Bright Snake, Prickly Redfish sea cucumber, Sandfish sea cucumber, and Undulate Wrasse fish. Humblot's Heron birds are found on the islands of Mayotte and Îles Glorieuses as well as on coastal and inland Madagascar.

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