Chesapeake Bay Field Office
Northeast Region

 

Federally Listed Endangered and Threatened Species

DELAWARE
A Species Profile for each of these species can be found on our national website
E = Endangered
T = Threatened
C = Candidate

Common Name

Scientific Name

Status

Distribution


BIRDS: 
  
  
 
Plover, piping 
Charadrius melodus 
 T 
 Sussex County 

FISH:
  
  
  
Sturgeon, shortnose*
Acipenser brevirostrum 
 E 
 Delaware River and Delaware Bay 

MAMMALS: 
  
  
 
Squirrel, Delmarva fox 
Sciurus niger cinereus 
 E** 
 Sussex County 
Whale, finback*
Balaenoptera physalus 
 E 
Oceanic 
Whale, humpback* 
Megaptera novaeangliae 
 E 
Oceanic 
Whale, right* 
Eubalaena spp. 
 E 
Oceanic 
 
                         
REPTILES: 
  
  
 
Turtle, bog 
Clemmys muhlenbergii 
 T 
 New Castle County 
Turtle, green*
Chelonia mydas 
 T 
Oceanic; summer visitor coastal waters 
Turtle, hawksbill*
Eretmochelys imbricata 
 E 
Oceanic; summer visitor coastal waters 
Turtle, leatherback*
Dermochelys coriacea 
 E 
Oceanic; summer visitor coastal waters 
Turtle, loggerhead*
Caretta caretta 
 T 
Oceanic; summer resident coastal waters - rarely nests 
Turtle, Atlantic ridley*
Lepidochelys kempi 
 E 
Oceanic; summer resident coastal waters 
 
                         
PLANTS: 
  
  
  
Dropwort, Canby’s 
Oxypolis canbyi 
 E 
No recent records (1894) 
Amaranth, seabeach 
Amaranthus pumilus 
 T 
Atlantic coastal beaches, Sussex County 
Pink, swamp 
Helonius bullata 
 T 
Entire state 
Pogonia, small-whorled 
Isotria medeoloides 
 T 
 New Castle County 
Beackrush, Knieskerns 
Rhynchospora knieskernii 
 T 
No recent records (1875) 
Asphodel, bog 
Narthecium americanum 
 C 
Presumed extirpated 
Panic grass, Hirsts’ 
Dichanthelium hirstii 
 C 
 Sussex County 

* Except for sea turtle nesting habitat, principal responsibility for these species is vested with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration Fisheries Service.

**Experimental population designated at Assawoman Wildlife Management Area (Federal Register Vol. 49, No. 179 pgs. 35951-35955)

Delaware | District of Columbia | Maryland

 

 

Last updated: January 6, 2011