Threatened Species

A Summary of Some Threatened Fauna and flora of Sri Lanka from Selected Taxonomic Groups

 

Group Species in the 2007 Red List of Threatened fauna and flora of Sri Lanka Species in the 1999 List of Threatened Fauna and Flora of Sri Lanka
Number Assessed (no.of endemics in parenthesis) Number threatened (no.of endemics in parenthesis) Number Assessed (no.of endemics in parenthesis) Number  threatened (no.of endemics in parenthesis)
Land snails 246(204) 33(32) 235(198) 117(103)
Freshwater shrimps  - 23(7) 18(7)
Freshwater crabs 51(51) 37(37) 25(25) 25(25)
Dragonflies 120(57) 20(20) 116(49) 70(49)
Butterflies 243(20) 60(13) 243(20) 76(13)
Therapsid spiders 7(5) 1(1)  –  –
Evaluated invertebrates
Freshwater fishes 82(44) 28(20)[34%] 78(32) 39(32)[50%]
Amphibians 106(90) 52(51)[49%] 54(35) 33(31)[61%]
Reptiles 171(101) 56(37)[33%] 155(81) 87(67)[[56%]
Birds (residents only) 227(33) 46(16)[20%] 226(23) 61(22)[27%]
Mammals 91(16) 41(14)[45%] 90(14) 34(13)[38%]
Evaluated vertebrates 677(284) 223(138)
Evaluated Flowering plants 1099(553) 675(412)

.