List of Critically Endangered species in Myanmar (Burma)

This is a list of Critically Endangered species in Myanmar (Burma) according to the IUCN Red List.

This list was last updated 2019-09-14


This list contains only species that have been assessed for the IUCN Red List. It is therefore not representative of all the species in the country.

Species counts by country: Total | Amphibians | Birds | Fish | Mammals | Reptiles | Vascular Plants.

Heosemys depressa Arakan Forest Turtle 39596 CR
Batagur trivittata Burmese Roofed Turtle 10952 CR
Systomus compressiformis 181025 CR
Geochelone platynota Flatback Tortoise 9013 CR
Physunio ferrugineus 173147 CR
Gabbia alticola 173172 CR
Orcaella brevirostris Ayeyarwady River subpopulation Snubfin Dolphin 44556 CR
Glyphis siamensis Irrawaddy River Shark 161611 CR
Rhinopithecus strykeri Burmese Snub-nosed Monkey 13508501 CR


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Species are classified by the IUCN Red List into nine groups:
  • Extinct (EX) – beyond reasonable doubt that the species is no longer extant.
  • Extinct in the wild (EW) – survives only in captivity, cultivation and/or outside native range, as presumed after exhaustive surveys.
  • Critically endangered (CR) – in a particularly and extremely critical state.
  • Endangered (EN) – very high risk of extinction in the wild, meets any of criteria A to E for Endangered.
  • Vulnerable (VU) – meets one of the 5 red list criteria and thus considered to be at high risk of unnatural (human-caused) extinction without further human intervention.
  • Near threatened (NT) – close to being at high risk of extinction in the near future.
  • Least concern (LC) – unlikely to become extinct in the near future.
  • Data deficient (DD)
  • Not evaluated (NE)