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Endangered Species in California

California has 289 threatened and endangered plant and animal species.

Animals -- 111

Status Listing
E Albatross, short-tailed ( Phoebastria albatrus)
T Beetle, delta green ground ( Elaphrus viridis)
E Beetle, Mount Hermon June ( Polyphylla barbata)
T Beetle, valley elderberry longhorn ( Desmocerus californicus dimorphus)
T Butterfly, bay checkerspot ( Euphydryas editha bayensis)
E Butterfly, Behren's silverspot ( Speyeria zerene behrensii)
E Butterfly, callippe silverspot ( Speyeria callippe callippe)
E Butterfly, El Segundo blue ( Euphilotes battoides allyni)
E Butterfly, Lange's metalmark ( Apodemia mormo langei)
E Butterfly, lotis blue ( Lycaeides argyrognomon lotis)
E Butterfly, mission blue ( Icaricia icarioides missionensis)
E Butterfly, Myrtle's silverspot ( Speyeria zerene myrtleae)
T Butterfly, Oregon silverspot ( Speyeria zerene hippolyta)
E Butterfly, Palos Verdes blue ( Glaucopsyche lygdamus palosverdesensis)
E Butterfly, Quino checkerspot ( Euphydryas editha quino)
E Butterfly, San Bruno elfin ( Callophrys mossii bayensis)
E Butterfly, Smith's blue ( Euphilotes enoptes smithi)
E Chub, bonytail ( Gila elegans)
E Chub, Mohave tui ( Gila bicolor mohavensis)
E Chub, Owens tui ( Gila bicolor snyderi)
E Condor, California (U.S.A. only) ( Gymnogyps californianus)
E Crayfish, Shasta ( Pacifastacus fortis)
T Eagle, bald (lower 48 States) ( Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
E Fairy shrimp, Conservancy ( Branchinecta conservatio)
E Fairy shrimp, longhorn ( Branchinecta longiantenna)
E Fairy shrimp, Riverside ( Streptocephalus woottoni)
E Fairy shrimp, San Diego ( Branchinecta sandiegonensis)
T Fairy shrimp, vernal pool ( Branchinecta lynchi)
E Fly, Delhi Sands flower-loving ( Rhaphiomidas terminatus abdominalis)
E Flycatcher, southwestern willow ( Empidonax traillii extimus)
E Fox, San Joaquin kit ( Vulpes macrotis mutica)
T Frog, California red-legged (subspecies range clarified) ( Rana aurora draytonii)
T Gnatcatcher, coastal California ( Polioptila californica californica)
E Goby, tidewater Entire ( Eucyclogobius newberryi)
T Goose, Aleutian Canada ( Branta canadensis leucopareia)
E Grasshopper, Zayante band-winged ( Trimerotropis infantilis)
E Kangaroo rat, Fresno ( Dipodomys nitratoides exilis)
E Kangaroo rat, giant ( Dipodomys ingens)
E Kangaroo rat, Morro Bay ( Dipodomys heermanni morroensis)
E Kangaroo rat, San Bernardino Merriam's ( Dipodomys merriami parvus)
E Kangaroo rat, Stephens' ( Dipodomys stephensi)
E Kangaroo rat, Tipton ( Dipodomys nitratoides nitratoides)
E Lizard, blunt-nosed leopard ( Gambelia silus)
T Lizard, Coachella Valley fringe-toed ( Uma inornata)
T Lizard, Island night ( Xantusia riversiana)
T Moth, Kern primrose sphinx ( Euproserpinus euterpe)
E Mountain beaver, Point Arena ( Aplodontia rufa nigra)
E Mouse, Pacific pocket ( Perognathus longimembris pacificus)
E Mouse, salt marsh harvest ( Reithrodontomys raviventris)
T Murrelet, marbled (CA, OR, WA) ( Brachyramphus marmoratus marmoratus)
XN Otter, southern sea [XN] ( Enhydra lutris nereis)
T Otter, southern sea (except where XN) ( Enhydra lutris nereis)
T Owl, northern spotted ( Strix occidentalis caurina)
E Pelican, brown (except U.S. Atlantic coast, FL, AL) ( Pelecanus occidentalis)
E Pikeminnow, Colorado (except Salt and Verde R. drainages, AZ) ( Ptychocheilus lucius)
T Plover, western snowy (Pacific coastal pop.) ( Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus)
E Pupfish, desert ( Cyprinodon macularius)
E Pupfish, Owens ( Cyprinodon radiosus)
E Rabbit, riparian brush ( Sylvilagus bachmani riparius)
E Rail, California clapper ( Rallus longirostris obsoletus)
E Rail, light-footed clapper (U.S.A. only) ( Rallus longirostris levipes)
E Rail, Yuma clapper (U.S.A. only) ( Rallus longirostris yumanensis)
E Salamander, California tiger U.S.A. (CA - Santa Barbara County) ( Ambystoma californiense)
E Salamander, desert slender ( Batrachoseps aridus)
E Salamander, Santa Cruz long-toed ( Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum)
E Salmon, chinook (winter Sacramento R.) ( Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
T Salmon, chinook (CA Central Valley spring-run) ( Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
T Salmon, chinook (CA coastal) ( Oncorhynchus tshawytscha)
T Salmon, coho (OR, CA pop.) ( Oncorhynchus kisutch)
T Salmon, coho (central CA coast) ( Oncorhynchus kisutch)
T Sea turtle, green (except where endangered) ( Chelonia mydas)
E Sea turtle, leatherback ( Dermochelys coriacea)
T Sea turtle, loggerhead ( Caretta caretta)
T Sea-lion, Steller (eastern pop.) ( Eumetopias jubatus)
T Seal, Guadalupe fur ( Arctocephalus townsendi)
E Sheep, bighorn (Peninsular CA pop.) ( Ovis canadensis)
E Sheep, bighorn (Sierra Nevada pop.) ( Ovis canadensis californiana)
E Shrike, San Clemente loggerhead ( Lanius ludovicianus mearnsi)
E Shrimp, California freshwater ( Syncaris pacifica)
E Skipper, Laguna Mountains ( Pyrgus ruralis lagunae)
T Smelt, delta ( Hypomesus transpacificus)
E Snail, Morro shoulderband ( Helminthoglypta walkeriana)
T Snake, giant garter ( Thamnophis gigas)
E Snake, San Francisco garter ( Thamnophis sirtalis tetrataenia)
T Sparrow, San Clemente sage ( Amphispiza belli clementeae)
T Splittail, Sacramento ( Pogonichthys macrolepidotus)
E Steelhead (southern CA coast) ( Oncorhynchus mykiss)
T Steelhead (central CA coast) ( Oncorhynchus mykiss)
T Steelhead (Central Valley CA) ( Oncorhynchus mykiss)
T Steelhead (south central CA coast) ( Oncorhynchus mykiss)
E Stickleback, unarmored threespine ( Gasterosteus aculeatus williamsoni)
E Sucker, Lost River ( Deltistes luxatus)
E Sucker, Modoc ( Catostomus microps)
E Sucker, razorback ( Xyrauchen texanus)
T Sucker, Santa Ana (3 CA river basins) ( Catostomus santaanae)
E Sucker, shortnose ( Chasmistes brevirostris)
E Tadpole shrimp, vernal pool ( Lepidurus packardi)
E Tern, California least ( Sterna antillarum browni)
E Toad, arroyo ( Bufo microscaphus californicus)
T(S/A) Tortoise, desert (outside/taken from Sonoran Desert) ( Gopherus agassizii)
T Tortoise, desert (U.S.A., except in Sonoran Desert) ( Gopherus agassizii)
T Towhee, Inyo California ( Pipilo crissalis eremophilus)
T Trout, Lahontan cutthroat ( Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi)
T Trout, Little Kern golden ( Oncorhynchus aguabonita whitei)
T Trout, Paiute cutthroat ( Oncorhynchus clarki seleniris)
E Vireo, least Bell's ( Vireo bellii pusillus)
E Vole, Amargosa ( Microtus californicus scirpensis)
E Whale, blue ( Balaenoptera musculus)
E Whale, humpback ( Megaptera novaeangliae)
T Whipsnake, Alameda ( Masticophis lateralis euryxanthus)
E Woodrat, riparian ( Neotoma fuscipes riparia)

Plants -- 178

Status Listing
T Thornmint, San Diego ( Acanthomintha ilicifolia)
E Thornmint, San Mateo ( Acanthomintha obovata duttonii)
E Onion, Munz's ( Allium munzii)
E Alopecurus, Sonoma ( Alopecurus aequalis sonomensis)
E Fiddleneck, large-flowered ( Amsinckia grandiflora)
E Rock-cress, Hoffmann's ( Arabis hoffmannii)
E Rock-cress, McDonald's ( Arabis mcdonaldiana)
E Manzanita, Santa Rosa Island ( Arctostaphylos confertiflora)
E Manzanita, Del Mar ( Arctostaphylos glandulosa crassifolia)
E Manzanita, Presidio ( Arctostaphylos hookeri ravenii)
T Manzanita, Morro ( Arctostaphylos morroensis)
T Manzanita, Ione ( Arctostaphylos myrtifolia)
T Manzanita, pallid ( Arctostaphylos pallida)
E Sandwort, Marsh ( Arenaria paludicola)
T Sandwort, Bear Valley ( Arenaria ursina)
E Milk-vetch, Cushenbury ( Astragalus albens)
E Milk-vetch, Braunton's ( Astragalus brauntonii)
E Milk-vetch, Clara Hunt's ( Astragalus clarianus)
E Milk-vetch, Lane Mountain ( Astragalus jaegerianus)
E Milk-vetch, Coachella Valley ( Astragalus lentiginosus coachellae)
T Milk-vetch, Fish Slough ( Astragalus lentiginosus piscinensis)
T Milk-vetch, Peirson's ( Astragalus magdalenae peirsonii)
E Milk-vetch, coastal dunes ( Astragalus tener titi)
E Milk-vetch, triple-ribbed ( Astragalus tricarinatus)
E Crownscale, San Jacinto Valley ( Atriplex coronata notatior)
T Baccharis, Encinitas ( Baccharis vanessae)
E Barberry, Nevin's ( Berberis nevinii)
E Barberry, island ( Berberis pinnata insularis)
E Barberry, Truckee ( Berberis sonnei)
E Sunshine, Sonoma ( Blennosperma bakeri)
T Brodiaea, thread-leaved ( Brodiaea filifolia)
T Brodiaea, Chinese Camp ( Brodiaea pallida)
T Mariposa lily, Tiburon ( Calochortus tiburonensis)
T Pussypaws, Mariposa ( Calyptridium pulchellum)
E Morning-glory, Stebbins' ( Calystegia stebbinsii)
T Evening-primrose, San Benito ( Camissonia benitensis)
E Sedge, white ( Carex albida)
E Paintbrush, Tiburon ( Castilleja affinis neglecta)
T Owl's-clover, fleshy ( Castilleja campestris succulenta)
T Paintbrush, ash-grey ( Castilleja cinerea)
E Indian paintbrush, San Clemente Island ( Castilleja grisea)
E Paintbrush, soft-leaved ( Castilleja mollis)
E Jewelflower, California ( Caulanthus californicus)
E Ceanothus, coyote ( Ceanothus ferrisae)
T Ceanothus, Vail Lake ( Ceanothus ophiochilus)
E Ceanothus, Pine Hill ( Ceanothus roderickii)
T Centaury, spring-loving ( Centaurium namophilum)
E Mountain-mahogany, Catalina Island ( Cercocarpus traskiae)
T Spurge, Hoover's ( Chamaesyce hooveri)
T Amole, purple ( Chlorogalum purpureum)
E Spineflower, Howell's ( Chorizanthe howellii)
E Spineflower, Orcutt's ( Chorizanthe orcuttiana)
E Spineflower, Ben Lomond ( Chorizanthe pungens hartwegiana)
T Spineflower, Monterey ( Chorizanthe pungens pungens)
E Spineflower, Robust ( Chorizanthe robusta)
E Spineflower, Sonoma ( Chorizanthe valida)
E Thistle, fountain ( Cirsium fontinale fontinale)
E Thistle, Chorro Creek bog ( Cirsium fontinale obispoense)
E Thistle, Suisun ( Cirsium hydrophilum hydrophilum)
E Thistle, La Graciosa ( Cirsium loncholepis)
E Clarkia, Presidio ( Clarkia franciscana)
E Clarkia, Vine Hill ( Clarkia imbricata)
E Clarkia, Pismo ( Clarkia speciosa immaculata)
T Clarkia, Springville ( Clarkia springvillensis)
E Bird's-beak, salt marsh ( Cordylanthus maritimus maritimus)
E Bird's-beak, soft ( Cordylanthus mollis mollis)
E Bird's beak, palmate-bracted ( Cordylanthus palmatus)
E Bird's-beak, Pennell's ( Cordylanthus tenuis capillaris)
E Cypress, Santa Cruz ( Cupressus abramsiana)
T Cypress, Gowen ( Cupressus goveniana goveniana)
E Larkspur, Baker's ( Delphinium bakeri)
E Larkspur, yellow ( Delphinium luteum)
E Larkspur, San Clemente Island ( Delphinium variegatum kinkiense)
E Spineflower, slender-horned ( Dodecahema leptoceras)
T Dudleya, Conejo ( Dudleya abramsii parva)
T Dudleya, marcescent ( Dudleya cymosa marcescens)
T Dudleyea, Santa Monica Mountains ( Dudleya cymosa ovatifolia)
T Dudleya, Santa Cruz Island ( Dudleya nesiotica)
E Dudleya, Santa Clara Valley ( Dudleya setchellii)
T Liveforever, Laguna Beach ( Dudleya stolonifera)
E Liveforever, Santa Barbara Island ( Dudleya traskiae)
T Dudleya, Verity's ( Dudleya verityi)
E Mallow, Kern ( Eremalche kernensis)
E Woolly-star, Santa Ana River ( Eriastrum densifolium sanctorum)
T Woolly-star, Hoover's ( Eriastrum hooveri)
T Daisy, Parish's ( Erigeron parishii)
E Mountain balm, Indian Knob ( Eriodictyon altissimum)
E Yerba santa, Lompoc ( Eriodictyon capitatum)
E Buckwheat, Ione ( Eriogonum apricum)
T Wild-buckwheat, southern mountain ( Eriogonum kennedyi austromontanum)
E Buckwheat, cushenbury ( Eriogonum ovalifolium vineum)
E Sunflower, San Mateo woolly ( Eriophyllum latilobum)
E Button-celery, San Diego ( Eryngium aristulatum parishii)
E Thistle, Loch Lomond coyote ( Eryngium constancei)
E Wallflower, Contra Costa ( Erysimum capitatum angustatum)
E Wallflower, Menzies' ( Erysimum menziesii)
E Wallflower, Ben Lomond ( Erysimum teretifolium)
E Flannelbush, Pine Hill ( Fremontodendron californicum decumbens)
E Flannelbush, Mexican ( Fremontodendron mexicanum)
E Bedstraw, island ( Galium buxifolium)
E Bedstraw, El Dorado ( Galium californicum sierrae)
E Gilia, Monterey ( Gilia tenuiflora arenaria)
E Gilia, Hoffmann's slender-flowered ( Gilia tenuiflora hoffmannii)
T Gumplant, Ash Meadows ( Grindelia fraxino-pratensis)
T Rush-rose, island ( Helianthemum greenei)
T Tarplant, Otay ( Hemizonia conjugens)
E Tarplant, Gaviota ( Hemizonia increscens villosa)
T Dwarf-flax, Marin ( Hesperolinon congestum)
T Tarplant, Santa Cruz ( Holocarpha macradenia)
T Howellia, water ( Howellia aquatilis)
E Goldfields, Burke's ( Lasthenia burkei)
E Goldfields, Contra Costa ( Lasthenia conjugens)
E Layia, beach ( Layia carnosa)
E Wooly-threads, San Joaquin ( Lembertia congdonii)
E Bladderpod, San Bernardino Mountains ( Lesquerella kingii bernardina)
E Lessingia, San Francisco ( Lessingia germanorum)
E Lily, Western ( Lilium occidentale)
E Lily, Pitkin Marsh ( Lilium pardalinum pitkinense)
E Meadowfoam, Butte County ( Limnanthes floccosa californica)
E Meadowfoam, Sebastopol ( Limnanthes vinculans)
E Woodland-star, San Clemente Island ( Lithophragma maximum)
E Broom, San Clemente Island ( Lotus dendroideus traskiae)
E Lupine, Nipomo Mesa ( Lupinus nipomensis)
E Lupine, clover ( Lupinus tidestromii)
E Bush-mallow, San Clemente Island ( Malacothamnus clementinus)
E Bush-mallow, Santa Cruz Island ( Malacothamnus fasciculatus nesioticus)
E Malocothrix, Santa Cruz Island ( Malacothrix indecora)
E Malacothrix, island ( Malacothrix squalida)
E Monardella, willowy ( Monardella linoides viminea)
T Navarretia, spreading ( Navarretia fossalis)
E Navarretia, few-flowered ( Navarretia leucocephala pauciflora)
E Navarretia, many-flowered ( Navarretia leucocephala plieantha)
T Grass, Colusa ( Neostapfia colusana)
E Niterwort, Amargosa ( Nitrophila mohavensis)
E Evening-primrose, Eureka Valley ( Oenothera avita eurekensis)
E Evening-primrose, Antioch Dunes ( Oenothera deltoides howellii)
E Cactus, Bakersfield ( Opuntia treleasei)
E Grass, California Orcutt ( Orcuttia californica)
T Orcutt grass, San Joaquin ( Orcuttia inaequalis)
E Orcutt grass, hairy ( Orcuttia pilosa)
T Orcutt grass, slender ( Orcuttia tenuis)
E Orcutt grass, Sacramento ( Orcuttia viscida)
E Oxytheca, cushenbury ( Oxytheca parishii goodmaniana)
E Stonecrop, Lake County ( Parvisedum leiocarpum)
E Pentachaeta, white-rayed ( Pentachaeta bellidiflora)
E Pentachaeta, Lyon's ( Pentachaeta lyonii)
E Phacelia, island ( Phacelia insularis insularis)
E Phlox, Yreka ( Phlox hirsuta)
E Piperia, Yadon's ( Piperia yadonii)
E Allocarya, Calistoga ( Plagiobothrys strictus)
E Bluegrass, San Bernardino ( Poa atropurpurea)
E Bluegrass, Napa ( Poa napensis)
E Mesa-mint, San Diego ( Pogogyne abramsii)
E Mesa-mint, Otay ( Pogogyne nudiuscula)
E Potentilla, Hickman's ( Potentilla hickmanii)
E Sunburst, Hartweg's golden ( Pseudobahia bahiifolia)
T Sunburst, San Joaquin adobe ( Pseudobahia peirsonii)
E Watercress, Gambel's ( Rorippa gambellii)
T Butterweed, Layne's ( Senecio layneae)
E Rockcress, Santa Cruz Island ( Sibara filifolia)
E Checker-mallow, Keck's ( Sidalcea keckii)
E Checker-mallow, Kenwood Marsh ( Sidalcea oregana valida)
E Checker-mallow, pedate ( Sidalcea pedata)
E Jewelflower, Metcalf Canyon ( Streptanthus albidus albidus)
E Jewelflower, Tiburon ( Streptanthus niger)
E Seablite, California ( Suaeda californica)
E Grass, Eureka Dune ( Swallenia alexandrae)
E Taraxacum, California ( Taraxacum californicum)
E Mustard, slender-petaled ( Thelypodium stenopetalum)
E Penny-cress, Kneeland Prairie ( Thlaspi californicum)
E Fringepod, Santa Cruz Island ( Thysanocarpus conchuliferus)
T Bluecurls, Hidden Lake ( Trichostema austromontanum compactum)
E Clover, showy Indian ( Trifolium amoenum)
E Clover, Monterey ( Trifolium trichocalyx)
E Orcutt grass, Greene's ( Tuctoria greenei)
E Grass, Solano ( Tuctoria mucronata)
T Vervain, Red Hills ( Verbena californica)
T Crownbeard, big-leaved ( Verbesina dissita)

 

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