In total, Brazil today registers 1,173 endangered fauna species and another 10 that are considered extinct. Being 159 species of marine animals. The data are in the Red Book of the Brazilian Fauna Threatened by Extinction, which was launched in December by the Chico Mendes Institute for Biodiversity Conservation (ICMBio) during the 13th United Nations Biodiversity Summit (COP 13) held in Cancún, Mexico.
Among the endangered marine animals are:
- Sperm Whale (Physeter macrocephalus), classified as vulnerable;
- Southern Right Whale (Eubalaena australis),
- Whale-sei (Balaenoptera borealis),
- Whale-fin (Balaenoptera physalus) and
- Manatees (Trichechus manatus), classified as In Danger.
Still on the list of endangered aquatic mammals:
- Gray-footed booby (Sotalia guianensis), classified as vulnerable;
- Amazon River Dolphin (Inia geoffrensis), classified as Endangered;
- Porpoise (Pontoporia blainvillei), Critically Endangered.
- The giant of the seas, the blue whale (Balaenoptera musculus), is Critically Endangered.
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