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Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Wallis and Futuna Endangered Species

The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species™ for Wallis and Futuna in the South Pacific Ocean lists four critically endangered species and nine endangered species. Beck's Petrel birds, Futuna's Emperor goby fish (endemic to Futuna island), Partula subgonochila land snails (endemic to Wallis and Futuna), and Stiphodon rubromaculatus goby fish are critically endangered in Wallis and Futuna. The French overseas territory's endangered species are as follows: the Black Teatfish sea cucumber, Gibbons' Emo Skink, Golden Sandfish sea cucumber, Micronesian Skink (Steindachner's Emo Skink), Phoenix Petrel bird, Sandfish sea cucumber, Smilosicyopus sasali (endemic to Futuna island), Undulate Wrasse fish, and White-Throated Storm Petrel bird.

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