ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE
PROTECTION STATUS: Agave eggersiana listed as endangered; Solanum conocarpum not listed (candidate only)
PETITIONED: 1986 (U.S. Virgin Islands Division of Fish and Wildlife)
RANGE: U.S. Virgin Islands — Agave eggersiana is native only to the island of St. Croix; Solanum conocarpum is native only to the island of St. John
THREATS: Habitat loss from residential and tourist development and feral animals
POPULATION TREND: It is unclear whether there are any remaining Agave eggersiana plants in the wild; there are only approximately 200 Solanum conocarpum plants living in the wild.
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