Chesapeake Bay Field Office
Northeast Region

 

Federally Listed Endangered and Threatened Species

MARYLAND
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


INSECTS:

 

 

 

Beetle, Puritan tiger

Cicindela puritana

T

Chesapeake Bay beaches with cliffs; Calvert, Kent, and CecilCounties

Beetle, Northeastern beach tiger

Cicindela dorsalis dorsalis

T

Chesapeake Bay beaches; Calvert and Somerset Counties


BIRDS:

 

 

 

Plover, piping

Charadrius melodus

T

Assateague Island, WorcesterCounty


FISH:

 

 

 

Darter, Maryland

Etheostoma sellare

E

HarfordCounty

Sturgeon, shortnose*

Acipenser brevirostrum

E

Chesapeake Bay & tributaries


MAMMALS:

 

 

 

Bat, Indiana

Myotis sodalis

E

Carroll, Garrett, Allegany & Washington Counties

Squirrel, Delmarva fox

Sciurus niger cinereus

E

Dorchester, Talbot, Kent, Queen Anne’s, Somerset, Worcester, Wicomico & CarolineCounties

Whale, finback*

Balaenoptera physalus

E

Oceanic

Whale, humpback*

Megaptera novaeangliae

E

Oceanic

Whale, right*

Eubalaena spp.

E

Oceanic

Whale, sperm*

Physeter catodon

E

Oceanic


MOLLUSKS:

 

 

 

Mussel, dwarf wedge

Alasmidonta heterodon

E

Caroline, Queen Anne’s, St. Mary’s, and CharlesCounties


REPTILES:

 

 

 

Turtle, bog

Clemmys muhlenbergii

T

Carroll, Cecil, Baltimore, and HarfordCounties

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 visitor coastal waters and Chesapeake Bay

Turtle, Atlantic ridley*

Lepidochelys kempi

E

Oceanic; summer visitor coastal waters and Chesapeake Bay


PLANTS:

 

 

 

Bulrush, Northeastern

Scirpus ancistrochaetus

E

WashingtonCounty

Dropwort, Canby’s

Oxypolis canbyi

E

Queen Anne’s County

Gerardia, sandplain

Agalinis acuta

E

BaltimoreCounty

Harperella

Ptilimnium nodosum

E

Allegany and WashingtonCounties

Joint-vetch, sensitive

Aeschynomene virginica

T

Somerset, Calvert, Charles, and Prince George’s Counties

Pigweed, seabeach

Amaranthus pumilus

T

Atlantic coastal beaches, WorcesterCounty

Pink, swamp

Helonius bullata

T

Anne Arundel, Cecil, and DorchesterCounties

* 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