Softwater Species of Greatest Conservation Need

Mammals | Birds | Amphibians | Reptiles | Fish | Invertebrates

Mammals

Scientific Name

Common Name

Status

Trend

Eumops floridanus Florida Bonneted Bat Low Unknown
Myotis austroriparius Southeastern Bat Medium Stable
Myotis grisescens Gray Bat Low Declining
Lasiurus borealis Eastern Red Bat Unknown Unknown
Lasiurus seminolus Seminole Bat Unknown Unknown
Lasiurus intermedius Northern Yellow Bat Unknown Unknown
Lasiurus cinereus Hoary Bat Unknown Unknown
Corynorhinus rafinesquii Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat Low Unknown
Eptesicus fuscus Big Brown Bat Medium Unknown
Pipistrellus subflavus Eastern Pipistrelle Unknown Unknown
Lutra canadensis lataxina River Otter Medium Declining
Trichechus manatus latirostris Florida Manatee Medium Stable

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Birds

Scientific Name

Common Name

Status

Trend

Egretta caerulea Little Blue Heron Medium Declining
Elanoides forficatus Swallow-tailed Kite Low Unknown
Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle Medium Increasing
Aramus guarauna Limpkin Medium Unknown
Seiurus montacilla Louisiana Waterthrush Unknown Unknown

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Amphibians

Scientific Name

Common Name

Status

Trend

Amphiuma pholeter One-toed Amphiuma Medium Stable
Desmognathus auriculatus Southern Dusky Salamander Low Declining
Stereochilus marginatus Many-lined Salamander Unknown Unknown

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Reptiles

Scientific Name

Common Name

Status

Trend

Macrochelys temminckii Alligator Snapping Turtle Medium Stable
Clemmys guttata Spotted Turtle Low Unknown
Graptemys barbouri Barbour's Map Turtle Medium Stable
Graptemys ernsti Escambia Map Turtle Medium Stable
Pseudemys concinna suwanniensis Suwannee Cooter Medium Stable
Apalone mutica calvata Gulf Coast Smooth Softshell Medium Stable
Nerodia cyclopion Mississippi Green Water Snake Unknown Unknown

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Fish

Scientific Name

Common Name

Status

Trend

Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus Atlantic Sturgeon Low Declining
Atractosteus spatula Alligator Gar Low Unknown
Alosa alabamae Alabama Shad Low Unknown
Hybognathus hayi Cypress Minnow Low Declining
Luxilus zonistius Bandfin Shiner Medium Stable
Macrhybopsis n. sp. cf aestivalis Florida Chub/Speckled chub Medium Unknown
Notropis melanostomus Blackmouth Shiner Medium Stable
Notropis chalybaeus Ironcolor Shiner Medium Unknown
Pteronotropis welaka Bluenose Shiner Medium Unknown
Moxostoma n. sp. cf poecilurum Grayfin Redhorse Abundant Stable
Morone saxatilis Striped Bass Low Unknown
Etheostoma proeliare Cypress Darter Medium Stable
Etheostoma histrio Harlequin Darter Medium Stable
Etheostoma okaloosae Okaloosa Darter Medium Stable
Etheostoma stigmaeum Speckled Darter Unknown Unknown
Etheostoma olmstedi Tessellated Darter Low Unknown

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Invertebrates

Scientific Name

Common Name

Status

Trend

Elliptoideus sloatianus Purple Bankclimber Low Stable
Fusconaia escambia Narrow Pigtoe Low Declining
Glebula rotundata Round Pearlshell Unknown Unknown
Lampsilis australis Southern Sandshell Low Declining
Lampsilis subangulata Shiny-rayed Pocketbook Low Declining
Lampsilis teres Yellow Sandshell Unknown Unknown
Medionidus penicillatus Gulf Moccasinshell Unknown Unknown
Pleurobema pyriforme Oval Pigtoe Low Declining
Pleurobema strodeanum Fuzzy Pigtoe Low Declining
Ptychobranchus jonesi Southern Kidneyshell Low Declining
Quadrula infucata Sculptured Pigtoe Unknown Unknown
Quadrula kleiniana Suwannee Pigtoe Unknown Unknown
Quincuncina burkei Tapered Pigtoe Low Declining
Utterbackia peninsularis Peninsular Floater Unknown Unknown
Villosa choctawensis Choctaw Bean Low Declining
Villosa villosa Downy Rainbow Unknown Unknown
Procambarus latipleurum A Crayfish Unknown Unknown
Procambarus pictus Black Creek Crayfish Medium Declining
Procambarus suttkusi A Crayfish Unknown Unknown
Procambarus youngi Florida Longbeak Crayfish Medium Stable
Baetisca becki A Mayfly Unknown Unknown
Baetisca rogersi A Mayfly Medium Stable
Dolania americana American Sand-burrowing Mayfly Low Stable
Brachycercus nasutus A Mayfly Low Stable
Attenella attenuata A Mayfly Unknown Unknown
Danella simplex A Mayfly Low Stable
Macdunnoa brunnea A Mayfly Unknown Unknown
Pseudiron centralis White Sand-river Mayfly Low Stable
Stenacron floridense A Mayfly Medium Stable
Asioplax dolani A Mayfly Unknown Unknown
Siphloplecton brunneum A Mayfly Unknown Unknown
Siphloplecton fuscum A Mayfly Unknown Unknown
Siphloplecton simile A Mayfly Unknown Unknown
Homoeoneuria dolani Blue Sand-river Mayfly Low Stable
Isonychia berneri A Mayfly Medium Stable
Isonychia sicca A Mayfly Medium Stable
Hetaerina americana American Rubyspot Unknown Unknown
Dromogomphus armatus Southeastern Spinyleg Unknown Unknown
Gomphus geminatus Twin-striped Clubtail Unknown Unknown
Progomphus bellei Belle's Sanddragon Unknown Unknown
Cheumatopsyche gordonae Gordon's Little Sister Sedge Low Unknown
Cheumatopsyche petersi Peters' Little Sister Sedge Caddisfly Low Unknown
Ochrotrichia okaloosa Okaloosa Somber Microcaddisfly Low Unknown
Oxyethira elerobi Elerob's (Cream and Brown Mottled) Microcaddisfly Low Unknown
Oxyethira janella Little-entrance Oxyethiran Microcaddisfly Low Unknown
Oxyethira kelleyi Kelley's Cream and Brown Mottled Microcaddisfly Low Unknown
Oxyethira novasota Novasota Oxyethiran Microcaddisfly Low Unknown
Lepidostoma morsei Morse's Little Plain Brown Sedge Low Unknown
Ceraclea floridana Florida (Scaly Wing Sedge) Ceraclean Caddisfly Low Unknown
Oecetis floridana Florida Long-horn Sedge Low Unknown
Triaenodes furcella Little-fork Triaenode Caddisfly Low Unknown
Chimarra florida Floridian Finger-net Caddisfly Medium Stable
Polycentropus floridensis Florida Brown Checkered Summer Sedge Medium Unknown
Agarodes libalis Spring-loving Psiloneuran Caddisfly Medium Unknown

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