Tobusch Fishhook Cactus 
 
 

Scientific Name:
Ancistrocactus tobuschii
Other Names and/or Listed subspecies:
Sclerocactus brevihamatus var. pallidus, Sclerocactus brevihamatus
Group:
Plants
Status/Date Listed as Endangered:
EN-US FWS: December 8, 1979
Area(s) Where Listed As Endangered:
Texas

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