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Table 11.2: Number of marine species and subspecies in the New Zealand Threat Classification System, 2005

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Group Acutely threatened Chronically threatened At risk Total number of known species in threat categories Total number of known species1 Percentage of total number of known species in threat categories (%)

Marine fish (sharks, bony fish)

0

2

50

52

1,2462

4.2

Marine invertebrates (crabs, corals, starfish, shellfish, limpets, octopus, and squid)

13

19

238

270

11,255

2.4

Marine mammals (seals, sea lions, dolphins, and whales)

6

0

2

8

48

16.7

Macroalgae (seaweeds and algae)

1

0

37

38

847

4.5

Seabirds (excluding waders and shorebirds)

22

14

40

76

122

62.3

Notes:

(1) Information from D Gordon, National Institute of Water and Atmospheric Research, pers comm, number of known marine invertebrates, mammals, and macro-algae in New Zealand.

(2) Information from A L Stewart, Te Papa Tongarewa, pers comm, number of known marine fish in New Zealand (inclusive of estuarine species).

Data source: Adapted from Hitchmough et al, 2007.