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Endangered Species Day

MexicanThe U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service is raising awareness of endangered species today across the country. The National Wildlife Federation blog has a great post on it (don’t forget to Tweet it!) including a cool challenge to learn one new endangered species for your area. “There are currently 1317 species listed in the U.S.: 746 plants and 571 animals. To find out what endangered species are near you, and how you can help, please visit www.fws.gov/endangered.” There are 73 species listed on the endangered species list just for Arizona! I’ve listed them below from the Southwest Endangered Species page of the FWS. They even break it down by county, they’ve done a great job with their page. Check out their suggestions for how to take action and do something positive for these dwindling species.

Common Name Scientific Name Species Group Listing Status Species Image Species Distribution Map
Acuna Cactus Echinomastus erectocentrus var. acunensis Flowering Plants C
Apache trout Oncorhynchus apache Fishes T
Arizona Cliff-rose Purshia (=Cowania) subintegra Flowering Plants E
Arizona hedgehog cactus Echinocereus triglochidiatus var. arizonicus Flowering Plants E
bald eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus Birds DM
beautiful shiner Cyprinella formosa Fishes T
black-footed ferret Mustela nigripes Mammals E, EXPN
bonytail chub Gila elegans Fishes E
Brady pincushion cactus Pediocactus bradyi Flowering Plants E
brown pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Birds DM, E
California condor Gymnogyps californianus Birds E, EXPN
Canelo Hills ladies’-tresses Spiranthes delitescens Flowering Plants E
Chiricahua leopard frog Rana chiricahuensis Amphibians T
Cochise pincushion cactus Coryphantha robbinsorum Flowering Plants T
Colorado pikeminnow (=squawfish) Ptychocheilus lucius Fishes E, EXPN
desert pupfish Cyprinodon macularius Fishes E
desert tortoise Gopherus agassizii Reptiles SAT, T
Fickeisen plains cactus Pediocactus peeblesianus fickeiseniae Flowering Plants C
Gierisch mallow Sphaeralcea gierischii Flowering Plants C No Image
Gila chub Gila intermedia Fishes E
Gila topminnow (incl. Yaqui) Poeciliopsis occidentalis Fishes E
Gila trout Oncorhynchus gilae Fishes T
gray wolf Canis lupus Mammals DR, E, EXPN, T
Headwater Chub Gila nigra Fishes C
Holmgren milk-vetch Astragalus holmgreniorum Flowering Plants E
Huachuca springsnail Pyrgulopsis thompsoni Snails C
Huachuca water-umbel Lilaeopsis schaffneriana var. recurva Flowering Plants E
Hualapai Mexican vole Microtus mexicanus hualpaiensis Mammals E
humpback chub Gila cypha Fishes E
jaguar Panthera onca Mammals E
Jones Cycladenia Cycladenia jonesii (=humilis) Flowering Plants T
Kanab ambersnail Oxyloma haydeni kanabensis Snails E
Kearney’s blue-star Amsonia kearneyana Flowering Plants E
Lemmon fleabane Erigeron lemmonii Flowering Plants C
lesser long-nosed bat Leptonycteris curasoae yerbabuenae Mammals E
Little Colorado spinedace Lepidomeda vittata Fishes T
loach minnow Tiaroga cobitis Fishes T
masked bobwhite (quail) Colinus virginianus ridgwayi Birds E
Mexican spotted owl Strix occidentalis lucida Birds T
Mount Graham red squirrel Tamiasciurus hudsonicus grahamensis Mammals E
Navajo sedge Carex specuicola Flowering Plants T
New Mexican meadow jumping mouse Zapus hudsonius luteus Mammals C No Image
New Mexico ridgenose rattlesnake Crotalus willardi obscurus Reptiles T
Nichol’s Turk’s head cactus Echinocactus horizonthalonius var. nicholii Flowering Plants E
northern aplomado falcon Falco femoralis septentrionalis Birds E
Northern Mexican gartersnake Thamnophis eques megalops Reptiles C No Image
ocelot Leopardus (=Felis) pardalis Mammals E
Page springsnail Pyrgulopsis morrisoni Snails C
Peebles Navajo cactus Pediocactus peeblesianus peeblesianus Flowering Plants E
Pima pineapple cactus Coryphantha scheeri var. robustispina Flowering Plants E
razorback sucker Xyrauchen texanus Fishes E
relict leopard Frog Rana onca Amphibians C No Image
San Bernardino springsnail Pyrgulopsis bernardina Snails C No Image
San Francisco Peaks groundsel Senecio franciscanus Flowering Plants T
Sentry milk-vetch Astragalus cremnophylax var. cremnophylax Flowering Plants E
Siler pincushion cactus Pediocactus (=Echinocactus,=Utahia) sileri Flowering Plants T
Sonora chub Gila ditaenia Fishes T
Sonora tiger Salamander Ambystoma tigrinum stebbinsi Amphibians E
Sonoran pronghorn Antilocapra americana sonoriensis Mammals E
Sonoyta mud turtle Kinosternon sonoriense longifemorale Reptiles C
southwestern willow flycatcher Empidonax traillii extimus Birds E
spikedace Meda fulgida Fishes T
Stephan’s Riffle beetle Heterelmis stephani Insects C
Three Forks Springsnail Pyrgulopsis trivialis Snails C
Virgin River Chub Gila seminuda (=robusta) Fishes E
Welsh’s milkweed Asclepias welshii Flowering Plants T
woundfin Plagopterus argentissimus Fishes E, EXPN
Yaqui catfish Ictalurus pricei Fishes T
Yaqui chub Gila purpurea Fishes E
yellow-billed Cuckoo Coccyzus americanus Birds C
Yuma clapper rail Rallus longirostris yumanensis Birds E
Zuni bluehead Sucker Catostomus discobolus yarrowi Fishes C
Zuni fleabane Erigeron rhizomatus Flowering Plants T

27 Responses

  1. Johnida Says:

    Hi, Tracy! Wow. This is the kind of stuff I work with every day as a biologist. I’m always surprised at how few people know how many threatened and endangered (T&E) species there are in Arizona, let alone where to find the list on the US Fish & Wildlife Service page. Kudos! :)

  2. Tracy Perkins Says:

    Cool, Johnida! If you ever want to do a guest post just let me know, we’d love to have you. :c)

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