For Immediate Release, November 20, 2019

Contact:

Noah Greenwald, (503) 484-7495, ngreenwald@biologicaldiversity.org

Lawsuit Launched to Save 274 Species From Extinction Crisis

Wolverines, Moose, Bats, Turtles, ‘Jumping’ Slugs Among Hundreds Waiting for Lifesaving Protections

WASHINGTON— In one of the largest lawsuits ever launched under the Endangered Species Act, the Center for Biological Diversity filed a formal notice today of its intent to sue the Trump administration for failing to decide whether 274 imperiled animals and plants across the country should be federally protected. Decisions for these species are years overdue.

Among the species in today’s legal filing are wolverines in the Rockies, a “jumping” slug in the Pacific Northwest, moose in the Midwest, a western bumblebee that has declined by 84 percent, Venus flytrap plants in the Carolinas, and a tiny freshwater fish that flips stones with its nose to find food. (A full list is below.)

In 2016 the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service developed a workplan to address a backlog of more than 500 species awaiting protection decisions, including those in today’s notice, but the Trump administration has kept the agency from completing decisions for dozens of species every year. Today’s notice seeks to ensure that all the remaining species in the workplan that are still awaiting protection get decisions as soon as possible.

“Scientists around the world are sounding the alarm about the extinction crisis, but the Trump administration can’t be bothered to lift a finger for hundreds of species that are in serious trouble,” said Noah Greenwald, endangered species director at the Center. “Every day protections are delayed is a day that moves these fascinating species closer to extinction.”

Earlier this year the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services, known as IPBES, warned governments around the world that 1 million species are now at risk of extinction because of human activity. IPBES scientists said that urgent actions are needed to avert mass extinction in the coming decades.

Meanwhile the Trump administration has only protected 19 species under the Endangered Species Act — the lowest of any administration at this point in the presidential term. By comparison, during the Obama administration, 360 species were protected under the Endangered Species Act. Under Clinton 523 species were protected, while 232 species were protected under George H.W. Bush, 62 species under George W. Bush, and 254 under Reagan.

“The Trump administration’s hostility toward wildlife is appalling,” said Greenwald. “The Endangered Species Act has saved 99 percent of species under its protection, and it can save these plants and animals too, but only if they get the protection they need.”

The 274 species occur across the lower 48 states and include birds, butterflies, fish, mammals and more. All of the species face serious threats to their survival, ranging from habitat destruction to climate change to disease.

“The extinction crisis is an emergency of epic proportions, and habitat loss is playing a huge role,” Greenwald said. “If we’re going to have any real shot at saving these species, we need to protect more of the land and water in this country that they need to survive.”

Table 1. 274 species awaiting protection decisions. 

Species Name

Scientific

Action Type

Range

Alabama hickorynut

Obovaria unicolor

12M

AL, LA, MS, OK

Amargosa tryonia

Tryonia variegata

12M

CA, NV

American wolverine

Gulo gulo

Final Listing Determination

CA, CO, ID, MT, NV, NM, OR, UT, WA, WY

Apalachicola wild indigo

Baptisia megacarpa

12M

AL, FL, GA

Arizona toad

Anaxyrus microscaphus

12M

AZ, CA, NM, NV, UT

Ash Meadows pebblesnail

Pyrgulopsis erythropoma

12M

NV

Astylis sp. 1 (unnamed moth)

Astylis sp. 1

12M

AZ

Atlantic pigtoe

Fusconaia masoni

FLFCH

GA, NC, SC, VA

Avernus cave beetle

Pseudanophthalmus avernus

12M

VA

Big Bar hesperian

Vespericola pressleyi

12M

CA

big red sage

Salvia pentstemonoides

12M

TX

Big Thicket Texas emerald

Somatochlora margarita

12M

LA, TX

Bigcheek cave crayfish

Procambarus delicatus

12M

FL

Black Creek crayfish

Procambarus pictus

12M

FL

black rail

Laterallus jamaicensis

FL

AL, AR, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TX, VA

black-capped petrel

Pterodroma hasitata

FL

FL, GA, SC, NC, PR, VA, VI

Blanco blind salamander

Eurycea robusta

12M

TX

Blanding's turtle

Emydoidea blandingii

12M

IA, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, MN, MO, NE, NH, NY, OH, PA, SD, WI

Blueridge springfly

Remenus kirchneri

12M

VA

bluestone sculpin

Cottus sp.

12M

VA, WV

bluestripe darter

Percina cymatotaenia

12M

MO

bog spicebush

Lindera subcoriacea

12M

AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, VA

bracted twistflower

Streptanthus bracteatus

Proposed Listing Determination

TX

Brandagee's wild buckwheat

Eriogonum brandegeei

12M

CO

Brawley's Fork crayfish

Cambarus williami

12M

TN

Burrington jumping-slug

Hemphillia burringtoni

12M

OR, WA

bush pea

Genistidium dumosum

12M

TX, Mexico

bushy whitlow-wort

Paronychia congesta

12M

TX

Caddo madtom

Noturus taylori

12M

AR

candy darter

Etheostoma osburni

FCH

VA, WV

Cannulate Cave isopod

Caecidotea cannula

12M

WV

Cascade Caverns salamander

Eurycea latitans

12M

TX

Cascade torrent salamander

Rhyacotriton cascadae

12M

OR, WA

Cascades frog

Rana cascadae

12M

OR, WA

Chapin Mesa milkvetch

Astragalus schmolliae

Proposed Listing Determination

CO

Chelan Mountain snail

Oreohelix n. sp

12M

WA

Chesapeake logperch

Percina bimaculata

12M

MD, PA, VA

Chihuahua catfish

Ictalurus sp.

12M

TX

Chisos coralroot

Hexalectris revoluta

12M

AZ, TX, Mexico

Chowanoke crayfish

Orconectes virginiensis

12M

NC, VA

ciliate-leaf tickseed

Coreopsis integrifolia

12M

FL, GA, SC

Cisco milkvetch

Astragalus sabulosus

12M

UT

Clear Lake hitch

Lavinia exilicauda chi

12M

CA

coal darter

Percina brevicauda

12M/PLPCH

AL

Coastal Lowland cave crayfish

Procambarus leitheuseri

12M

FL

colorless shiner

Notropis perpallidus

12M

AR, OK

Columbia Oregonian snail

Cryptomastix hendersoni

12M

OR, WA

Columbia torrent salamander

Rhyacotriton kezeri

12M

OR, WA

Comal blind salamander

Eurycea tridentifera

12M

TX

Comal Springs salamander

Eurycea sp.

12M

TX

Cooper's Cave amphipod

Stygobromus cooperi

12M

WV

Correll's false dragonhead

Physostegia correllii

12M

LA, TX

crested riverlet crayfish

Hobbseus cristatus

12M

MS

crossroads cave beetle

Pseudanophthalmus intersectus

12M

VA

Crystal springsnail

Pyrgulopsis crystalis

12M

NV

Cumberland Gap Cave beetle

Pseudanophthalmus hirsutus

12M

TN, VA

Cumberland moccasinshell

Medionidus conradicus

12M

AL, GA, KY, NC, TN, VA

Dalles sideband snail

Monadenia fidelis minor

12M

OR, WA

Delaware County cave crayfish

Cambarus subterraneus

12M

OK

desert massasauga

Sistrurus catenatus ssp. edwardsii

12M

AZ, NM, CO, TX

distal-gland springsnail

Pyrgulopsis nanus

12M

NV

Dixie Valley toad

Bufo williamsi

12M/PLPCH

NV

Doll's daisy

Boltonia montana

12M

NJ, PA, VA

domed ancylid

Rhodacme elatior

12M

AL, KY, TN

Donrichardsonia macroneuron (unnamed moss)

Donrichardsia macroneuron

12M

TX

Dry Fork Valley cave beetle

Pseudanophthalmus montanus

12M

WV

Dukes' skipper

Euphyes dukesi calhouni

12M

FL

eastern spotted skunk

Spilogale putorius interrupta

12M

AR, CO, MN, MO, NE, OK, SD, TX, WY

Edison's ascyrum

Hypericum edisonianum

12M

FL

Edwards Aquifer diving beetle

Haideoporus texanus

12M

TX

elongate-gland springsnail

Pyrgulopsis isolatus

12M

NV

evening fieldslug

Deroceras hesperium

12M

OR, WA

Fairbanks springsnail

Pyrgulopsis fairbanksensis

12M

NV

false spike

Fusconaia mitchelli

12M

TX

Ferris's copper

Lycaena ferrisi

12M

AZ

flat-topped steptoe pyrg

Pyrgulopsis planulata

12M

NV

Florida pine snake

Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus

12M

AL, FL, GA, SC

Florida pondweed

Potamogeton floridanus

12M

FL

Georgia blind salamander

Haideotriton wallacei

12M

FL, GA

Georgia bully (swamp buckhorn)

Sideroxylon thornei

12M/PLPCH

FL, GA

glowing Indian paintbrush

Castilleja ornata

12M

NM, MX

Godfry's stitchwort

Minuartia godfreyi

12M

AL, FL, NC, SC, TN

golden-winged warbler

Vermivora chrysoptera

12M

AL, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV

Graham's beardtongue

Penstemon grahamii

FL

UT

Great Basin silverspot

Speyeria nokomis nokomis

12M

AZ, CO, NM, UT

green floater

Lasmigona subviridis

12M

DC, MD, NC, NJ, NY, PA, TN, VA, WV

hairy-peduncled beaked-rush

Rhynchospora crinipes

12M/PLPCH

AL, FL, MS, NC

Hall's bulrush

Schoenoplectus hallii

12M

GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MI, MO, NE, OK, SC, TX, WI

Hamlin Valley pyrg

Pyrgulopsis hamlinensis

12M

NV, UT

Harper's fimbristylis

Fimbristylis perpusilla

12M

DE, GA, MD, NC, SC, TN, VA

Hartwrightia

Hartwrightia floridana

12M

FL, GA

Heterocampa sp. 1 nr. Amanda

Heterocampa sp. 1 nr. Amanda

12M

AZ

Hoko vertigo

Vertigo n sp.1

12M

WA

Holsinger's cave beetle

Pseudanophthalmus holsingeri

12M

VA

Hubbard's cave beetle

Pseudanophthalmus hubbardi

12M

VA

Hubricht's cave beetle

Pseudanophthalmus hubrichti

12M

VA

Illinois chorus frog

Pseudacris illinoensis

12M

AR, IL, MO

Inyo Mountains salamander

Batrachoseps campi

12M

CA

Irons Fork burrowing crayfish

Procambarus reimeri

12M

AR

Island marble butterfly

Euchloe ausonides insulanus

FLFCH

WA

Isley milkvetch

Astragalus iselyi

12M

UT

Jackson prairie crayfish

Procambarus barbiger

12M

MS

karst snowfly

Allocapnia cunninghami

12M

KY, TN

Kentucky creekshell

Villosa ortmanni

12M

KY

Kern Canyon slender salamander

Batrachoseps simatus

12M

CA

Kern Plateau salamander

Batrachoseps robustus

12M

CA

Key ringneck snake

Diadophis punctatus acricus

12M

FL

Kiamachi crayfish

Orconectes saxatilis

12M

OK

Landyes pyrg

Pyrgulopsis landyei

12M

NV

Lassics lupine

Lupinus constancei

12M/PLPCH

CA

lesser slender salamander

Batrachoseps minor

12M

CA

limestone salamander

Hydromantes brunus

12M

CA

Litodonta sp. 1 nr. Alpina

Litodonta sp. 1 nr. Alpina

12M

AZ

Little Kennedy cave beetle

Pseudanophthalmus cordicollis

12M

VA

lobed roachfly

Tallaperla lobata

12M

VA

Logan's Agarodes caddisfly

Agarodes logani

12M

FL

longitudinal gland pyrg

Pyrgulopsis anguina

12M

NV, UT

longnose darter

Percina nasuta

12M

AR, OK, MO

Louisiana pigtoe

Pleurobema riddellii

12M

LA, TX

Louisiana pine snake

Pituophis ruthveni

PCH

LA, TX

lowland loosestrife

Lythrum flagellare

12M

FL

Maiden Spring cave beetle

Pseudanophthalmus virginicus

12M

VA

Mammoth Spring crayfish

Orconectes marchandi

12M

AR, MO

meadow joint-vetch

Aeschynomene pratensis

12M

FL

median-gland Nevada pyrg

Pyrgulopsis pisteri

12M

NV

Mexican fawnsfoot

Truncilla cognata

12M

TX

Miami cave crayfish

Procambarus milleri

12M

FL

mimic cavesnail

Phreatodrobia imitata

12M

TX

Minute Cave amphipod

Stygobromus parvus

12M

WV

minute tryonia

Tryonia ericae

12M

NV

Morrison's Cave amphipod

Stygobromus morrisoni

12M

VA, WV

Mt. Rainer white-tailed ptarmigan

Lagopus leucura rainierensis

12M

WA

Narrow Cave (New River Valley Cave) beetle

Pseudanophthalmus egberti

12M

VA

narrow-foot hygrotus diving beetle Hygrotus diversipes

Hygrotus diversipes

12M

WY

Natural Bridge cave beetle

Pseudanophthalmus pontis

12M

VA

Navasota false foxglove

Agalinis navasotensis

12M

TX

neritiform Steptoe Ranch pyrg

Pyrgulopsis neritella

12M

NV

North Park bugseed

Corispermum navicula

12M

CO

northern cavefish

Amblyopsis spelaea

12M

IN, KY

northern red-bellied cooter (range-wide)

Pseudemys rubriventris

12M

DC, DE, MA, MD, NC, NJ, PA, VA, WV

northern spotted owl

Strix occidentalis caurina

12M/Uplisting

CA, OR, WA

northern Steptoe pyrg

Pyrgulopsis serrata

12M

NV

northwestern moose

Alces alces andersoni

12M

MI, MN, ND, WI

oblong rocksnail

Leptoxis compacta

12M/PLPCH

AL

Ocmulgee skullcap

Scutellaria ocmulgee

12M

GA, SC

Oklahoma cave crayfish

Cambarus tartarus

12M

OK

orangefin madtom

Noturus gilberti

12M

NC, VA

Oregon vesper sparrow

Pooecetes gramineus ssp. affinis

12M/PLPCH

CA, OR, WA

Ouachita burrowing crayfish

Fallicambarus harpi

12M

AR

overlooked cave beetle

Pseudanophthalmus praetermissus

12M

VA

Ozark chub

Erimystax harryi

12M

AR, MO

Ozark shiner

Notropis ozarcanus

12M

AR, MO

Palatka skipper sawgrass or Knot's skipper

Euphyes pilatka klotsi

12M

FL

paleback darter

Etheostoma pallididorsum

12M

AR

Panama City crayfish

Procambarus econfinae

PCH

FL

Pecos pupfish

Cyprinodon pecosensis

12M

NM, TX

Penasco least chipmunk

Neotamias minimus atristriatus

Proposed Listing Determination

NM

Peppered chub

Macrhybopsis tetranemus

12M

CO, KA, NM, OK, TX

piebald madtom

Noturus gladiator

12M

MS, TN

Pinaleno talussnail

Sonorella grahamensis

12M

AZ

Pine Island rice rat

Oryzomys palustris planirostris

12M/PLPCH

FL

pink pigtoe

Pleurobema rubrum

12M

AL, AR, KY, LA, MS, NE, OH, OK, TN, VA

Point of Rocks tryonia

Tryonia elata

12M

NV

popeye shiner

Notropis ariommus

12M

KY

Pristine crayfish

Cambarus pristinus

12M

TN

prostrate milkweed

Asclepias prostrata 

12M

TX, Mexico

Puget Oregonian snail

Cryptomastix devia

12M

OR, WA

purpledisk honeycombhead

Balduina atropurpurea

12M

GA, SC

Quitobaquito tryonia

Tryonia quitobaquitae

12M

AZ

rattlesnake-master borer moth

Papaipema eryngii

Proposed Listing Determination

AR, IA, IL, KY, MO, NC, OK

Raven's seedbox

Ludwigia ravenii

12M

FL, NC, SC, VA

rayed creekshell

Anodontoides radiatus

12M/PLPCH

AL, FL, GA, LA, MS

regal fritillary

Speyeria idalia

12M

AR, CO, CT, DE, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NE, NH, NJ, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SD, VA, VT, WI, WV, WY

relict dace

Relictus solitarius

12M

NV

relictual slender salamander

Batrachoseps relictus

12M

CA

Rim Rock crowned snake

Tantilla oolitica

12M

FL

Rio Grande cooter

Pseudemys gorzugi

12M

NM, TX

Rocky Mountain monkeyflower

Mimulus gemmiparus

12M

CO

rough stemmed aster

Symphyotrichum puniceum var. scabricaule

12M

LA, MS, TX

round hickorynut

Obovaria subrotunda

12M

AL, AR, GA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MS, OH, PA, TN, WV, Canada

Rye Cove Cave isopod

Lirceus culveri

12M

VA

Saint Paul cave beetle

Pseudanophthalmus sanctipauli

12M

VA

salamander mussel

Simpsonaias ambigua

12M

AR, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, NY, OH, PA, TN, WI, WV, Canada

Salina mucket

Potamilus metnecktayi

12M

TX

saltmarsh topminnow

Fundulus jenkinsi

12M

AL, FL, LA, MS, TX

San Xavier talussnail

Sonorella eremita

12M

AZ

sand verbena moth

Copablepharon fuscum

12M

WA

Sangre de Cristo peaclam

Pisidium sanguinichristi

12M

NM

Santa Fe cave crayfish

Procambarus erythrops

12M

FL

Sevier snowfly

Allocapnia brooksi

12M

TN

Shasta chaparral

Trilobopsis roperi

12M

CA

Shasta Hesperian

Vespericola shasta

12M

CA

Shasta sideband

Monadenia troglodytes troglodytes

12M/PLPCH

CA

Shenandoah (Madden's Cave) beetle

Pseudanophthalmus limicola

12M

VA

short-tailed snake

Lampropeltis extenuata

12M

FL

sicklefin chub

Macrhybopsis meeki

12M/PLPCH

IL, IA, KS, KT, LA, MS, MO, MT, NE, ND, SD, TN

silken cave beetle

Pseudanophthalmus sericus

12M

VA

silvery phacelia

Phacelia argentea

12M

OR

skiff milk-vetch

Astragalus microcymbus

Proposed Listing Determination

CO

slenderclaw crayfish

Cambarus cracens

FLFCH

AL

slenderwrist burrowing crayfish

Fallicambarus petilicarpus

12M

AL

smallscale darter

Etheostoma microlepidum

12M

KY, TN

South Branch Valley cave beetle

Pseudanophthalmus potomaca

12M

VA, WV

Southeast Nevada pyrg

Pyrgulopsis turbatrix

12M

NV

southern elktoe

Alasmidonta triangulata

12M

AL, FL, GA

southern rubber boa

Charina umbratica

12M

CA

southern snaketail

Ophiogomphus australis

12M

FL, LA, MS

southern Steptoe pyrg

Pyrgulopsis sulcata

12M

NV

speckled burrowing crayfish

Fallicambarus danielae

12M

AL, MS

spider elimia (snail)

Elimia arachnoidea

12M

TN, VA

spiny scale crayfish

Cambarus jezerinaci

12M

KY, TN, VA

spinytail crayfish

Procambarus fitzpatricki

12M

MS

sportinggoods tryonia

Tryonia angulata

12M

NV

spot-tailed earless lizard

Holbrookia lacerata

12M

TX

spotted turtle

Clemmys guttata

12M

CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IL, IN, MA, MD, ME, MI, NC, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, SC, VA, VT, WV, Canada

Spring Mountains dark blue butterfly

Euphilotes ancilla cryptica

12M

NV

Spring Mountains dark blue butterfly

Euphilotes ancilla purpura

12M

NV

Sterile Basin pyrg

Pyrgulopsis sterilis

12M

NV

streamside salamander

Ambystoma barbouri

12M

AL, KY, OH, TN, WV

sturgeon chub

Macrhybopsis gelida

12M/PLPCH

IL, IA, KS, KT, LA, MS, MO, MT, NE, ND, SD, TN, WY

sub-globose snake pyrg

Pyrgulopsis saxatilis

12M

UT

sub-globose Steptoe Ranch pyrg

Pyrgulopsis orbiculata

12M

NV

sun-facing coneflower

Rudbeckia heliopsidis

12M

AL, GA, NC, SC, VA

Sykora's Hydroptila caddisfly

Hydroptila sykorai

12M

FL

Tallapoosa orb

Quadrula asperata archeri

12M

AL

Tennessee Cave salamander

Gyrinophilus palleucus

12M

AL, GA, TN

Tennessee clubshell

Pleurobema oviforme

12M

AL, TN, KY, VA

Tennessee forestfly

Amphinemura mockfordi

12M

AL, TN

Tennessee heelsplitter

Lasmigona holstonia

12M

AL, GA, NC, VA, TN

Tennessee pigtoe

Fusconaia barnesiana

12M

AL, GA, MS, NC, TN, VA

Texas fatmucket

Lampsilis bracteata

Proposed Listing Determination

TX

Texas fawnsfoot

Truncilla macrodon

Proposed Listing Determination

TX

Texas heelsplitter

Potamilus amphichaenus

12M

TX

Texas hornshell

Popenaias popeii

PCH

TX

Texas kangaroo rat

Dipodomys elator

12M

TX

Texas pimpleback

Quadrula petrina

Proposed Listing Determination

TX

Texas salamander

Eurycea neotenes

12M

TX

Texas screwstem

Bartonia texana

12M

TX

Texas troglobitic water slater

Lirceolus smithii

12M

TX

Tharp's bluestar

Amsonia tharpii

12M

NM, TX

thin-wall quillwort

Isoetes microvela

12M

NC

Thomas' cave beetle

Pseudanophthalmus thomasi

12M

VA

three-toothed long-horned caddisfly (triaenodes)

Triaenodes tridontus

12M

AL, FL, OK

Tidewater amphipod

Stygobromus indentatus

12M

MD, NC, VA

Tombigbee Riverlet crayfish

Hobbseus petilus

12M

MS

toothless blindcat

Trogloglanis pattersoni

12M

TX

triangle pigtoe

Fusconaia lananensis

12M

TX

tricolored bat

Perimyotis subflavus

12M/PLPCH

AL, AR, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, VA, VT, WI, WV; Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec), Mexico (Eastern and southern regions: Coahuil

Trispot darter

Etheostoma trisella

FCH, 4D

AL, TN, GA

tufted puffin

 

12M

CA, OR, WA

Venus flytrap

Dionaea muscipula

12M/PLPCH

NC, SC

Virginia stone

Acroneuria kosztarabi

12M

KY, OH, VA

water stitchwort

Stellaria fontinalis

12M

KY, TN

Weber whitlowgrass

Draba weberi

12M

CO

West Virginia spring salamander

Gyrinophilus subterraneus

12M

WV

western bumble bee

Bombus occidentalis

12M

AZ, CA, CO, ID, MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OR, SD, UT, WA, WY

western chicken turtle

Deirochelys reticularia miaria

12M

AR, LA, MO, MS, OK, TX

western fanshell

Cyprogenia aberti

12M

AR, KS, LA, MO, MS, OK

western pond turtle

Actinemys marmorata

12M

CA, OR, WA, Mexico

western spadefoot toad

Spea hammondii

12M

CA

Wet Canyon talussnail

Sonorella macrophallus

12M

AZ

White River beardtongue

Penstemon scariosus albifluvis

FL

UT

White Sands pupfish

Cyprinodon tularosa

12M

NM

whitebark pine

Pinus albicaulus

Proposed Listing Determination

CA, ID, MT, NV, OR, WA, WY

White-tailed ptarmigan

Lagopus leucura altipetens

12M

CA, CO, ID, MT, NM, UT, WA, WY

widemouth blindcat

Satan eurystomus

12M

TX

Wintu sideband

Monadenia troglodytes ssp. Wintu

12M/PLPCH

CA

wood turtle

Glyptemys insculpta

12M

CT, DC, IA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, NH, NJ, NY, OH, PA, RI, VA, VT, WI, WV, Canada

Wright's marsh thistle

Cirsium wrightii

Proposed Listing Determination

NM

Yalobusha Riverlet crayfish

Hobbseus yalobushensis

12M

MS

Yazoo crayfish

Orconectes hartfieldi

12M

MS

Yellow lance

Elliptio lanceolata

PCH

MD, NC, SC, VA

Yellow pond-lily

Nuphar lutea ssp. sagittifolia

12M

NC, SC, VA

yellow-sided clubtail

Stylurus potulentus

12M

FL, MS

Key

12M: 12-month finding determining if species warrants listing

PL: Proposed listing

FL: Final listing

PCH: Proposed critical habitat

FCH: Final critical habitat

Candidate species: A species that has been found to warrant protection, but is on a waiting list.

American wolverine, courtesy Audrey Magoun USFWS FPWC.JPG
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