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Critically Endangered - #58 Red Handfish (Endangered species)

The_Nature_PlugFeb 10, 2022, 12:20:06 PM
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The Red Handfish is species of handfish native to Tasmania that is listed as critically endangered.

Reasons for critically endangered status - loss of seaweed, habitat degradation, water pollution, illegal collection, climate change.

Conservation efforts - There are monitoring and recovery in programs. They live in aquariums.

Red Handfish Facts - 

Science Name: Thymichthys politus

Size:  6 - 8 cm 

Native Locations: Tasmania

Population: est 100 adults

Conservation status: Critically Endangered (CR)

 

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The Nature Plug