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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