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Thursday, December 8, 2016

Turks and Caicos Islands Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for Turks and Caicos Islands in the Caribbean Sea lists 7 critically endangered species and 18 endangered species. The British overseas territory's seven critically endangered species are the Bahamas Rock Iguana, Caroline's Pink flower, Elkhorn Coral, Goliath Grouper fish, Staghorn Coral, Warsaw Grouper fish, and Wide Sawfish. Endangered species include the American Eel, Atlantic Bluefin Tuna, Black-Capped Petrel bird, Blue-Headed Quail Dove, Boulder Star Coral, Cuban Flycatcher bird, Green Turtle, Guaiac Tree, Hammerhead Shark, Heather (Limonium bahamense) flower, Lepidium filicaule herbaceous plant, Life Plant (Wild Shallot) orchid, Nassau Grouper fish, Pollack Whale, and West Indian Mahogany tree.

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