Parasimplastrea sheppardi is a species of concern belonging in the species group "corals, jellyfish, and sea anemones" and found in the following area(s): Djibouti, India, Indian Ocean (Reunion), Iran, Mauritius, Oman, Pakistan, Somalia, United Arab Emirates, Yemen.
Ten creatures that may become extinct in the next 10 years1. Leatherback Sea Turtle
Leatherback sea turtles have been around since pre-historic times. And unfortunately, if the species is allowed to vanish, scientists believe it will foreshadow the extinction of a host of other marine species. It is estimated that there are less than 5,000 nesting female leatherback sea turtles in the Pacific Ocean today, down from 91,000 in 1980.