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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Tokelau Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for Tokelau in the South Pacific Ocean lists 6 endangered species and 50 vulnerable species. Thankfully, there are no critically endangered species on the New Zealand-owned island territory. Tokelau's six endangered species are as follows: Black Teatfish (Holothuria whitmaei) sea cucumber, Green Turtle, Phoenix Petrel bird, Steindachner's Emo Skink, Undulate Wrasse fish, and White-Throated Storm Petrel bird. Some vulnerable species include the Bigeye Tuna fish, Blacksaddled Coral Grouper fish, Blue Coral, Blue Marlin fish, Bristle-Thighed Curlew bird, Buller's Shearwater bird, Cactus Coral, Deep Water Redfish (Brownfish) sea cucumber, Harry Blackfish sea cucumber, Headfish (Ocean Sunfish), Loggerhead Turtle, Providence Petrel bird, Squaretail Leopard Grouper, Whale Shark, and White-Tipped Shark.

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