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Reference Module in Life Sciences
2022

Endangered Marine Invertebrates

James T. Carlton

Ocean and Coastal Studies Program, Williams College-Mystic Seaport, Mystic, CT, United States.

Abstract

We do not know how many marine invertebrate species are endangered or extinct. Habitat (including host) extirpation appears to be the driver for those few species considered extinct. Given the plethora of anthropogenic pressures on the ocean, it is often difficult to determine a single cause of decline for many threatened species. Further, acquiring rigorous quantitative data to populate key evaluation criteria remains an enduring challenge, leaving even species not seen since the mid-19th century uncategorized, and leading to inconsistent treatments of which species should be considered endangered.

Keywords: CITES, Endangered, Estuarine, Extinct, Habitat destruction, Invertebrate, IUCN, MarineRisk, Threatened, Vulnerable.

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