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Indiana

Federally-Listed Threatened, Endangered and Candidate Species' County Distribution

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For more information on Indiana's federally listed species, contact
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, 620 S. Walker St., Bloomington, Indiana 47403-2121 or phone (812)334-4261

 

List Revised February 2014

Species

Status

Counties

Habitat

MAMMALS

Gray bat
(Myotis grisescens)

Endangered

Clark, Crawford, Floyd, Harrison, Perry, Spencer

A year-round cave obligate species -- roosting in caves both during hibernation and summer. Foraging habitat of gray bats is correlated with rivers, streams, lakes or reservoirs and associated shorelines. Forested corridors used to travel between caves and foraging areas.

Indiana bat

Myotis sodalis

Endangered

Statewide


CRITICAL HABITAT: Big Wyandotte Cave (Crawford County), Ray's Cave (Greene County)

Hibernation occurs in caves and mines, with swarming in surrounding wooded areas. Summer roosting and foraging habitat occurs in wooded stream corridors and in bottomland and upland forests and woods.

Northern long-eared bat

Myotis septentrionalis

Proposed as Endangered

Statewide

Hibernates in caves and mines - swarming in surrounding wooded areas in autumn. Roosts and forages in upland forests and woods.

BIRDS

Least tern
(Sterna antillarum)

Endangered

Gibson, Greene, Spencer

Sandbars on large rivers, dredged spoil islands, and man-made habitats that include constructed nesting islands and gravel areas near impoundments.

Piping plover
(Charadrius melodus)

Critical Habitat Designated

Porter - 7.9 km of Lake Michigan shoreline (5 km are part of Indiana Dunes State Park and the remainng 2.9 km are part of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore) No recent records

 

REPTILES

Copperbelly water snake
(Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta)

Threatened

Kosciusko, St. Joseph, Steuben

Wooded and permanently wet areas such as oxbows, sloughs, brushy ditches and floodplain woods

Eastern massasauga
(Sistrurus catenatus)

Candidate

Allen, Carroll, Elkhart, Kosciuscko, Lagrange, LaPorte, Marshall, Noble, Porter, Pulaski, St. Joseph, Steuban, Tippecanoe

Wetlands and adjacent uplands

MUSSELS

Clubshell
(Pleurobema clava)

Endangered

Carroll, Dekalb, Fulton, Kosciusko, Marshall, Pulaski, Starke, Tippecanoe, White

Tippecanoe River, Fish Creek

Fanshell

(Cyprogenia stegaria)

Endangered

Carroll, Daviess, Dubois, Lawrence, Martin, Pike, Tippecanoe, Wabash, White

Tippecanoe River, East Fork White River

Fat pocketbook
(Potamilus capax)

Endangered

Daviess, Gibson, Knox, Pike and Posey

Wabash River and Big Creek

Northern riffleshell
(Epioblasma torulosa rangiana)

Endangered

Dekalb, Pulaski

Tippecanoe River, Fish Creek

Rabbitsfoot

(Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica)

Threatened

Carroll, Cass, Fulton, Miami, Pulaski, Shelby, Spencer, Starke, Tippecanoe, and White

Eel River, Fish Creek, Ohio River, Tippecanoe River, Wabash River

Rabbitsfoot

(Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica)

Proposed Critical Habitat

Carroll, Pulaski, Tippecanoe, and White

Tippecanoe River, Flatrock River and Sugar Creek

 

Map of Proposed Critical Habitat

Rayed Bean
(Villosa fabalis)

Endangered

Allen, Carroll, Dekalb, Fulton, Johnson, Kosciusko, Marshall, Pulaski, Starke, Tippecanoe, and White

Fish Creek, Lake Maxinkuckee, St. Joseph River, Sugar Creek, Tippecanoe River

Rough pigtoe
(Pleurobema plenum)

Endangered

Martin

East Fork White River

Sheepnose (Plethobasus cyphyus)

Endangered

Carroll, Cass, Clark, Floyd, Fulton, Harrison, Jefferson, Knox, Marshall, Martin, Perry, Pulaski, Spencer, Starke, Switzerland, Tippecanoe, Vanderburgh, Warrick, White

Eel River, Ohio River, Tippecanoe River, East Fork White River, and Wabash River

Snuffbox

(Epioblasma triquetra)

Endangered

Carroll, Hancock, Huntington, Johnson, LaGrange, Shelby, Tippecanoe, and White

Small to medium-sized creeks and some larger rivers, in areas with a swift current - - Tippecanoe River, Salamonie River, Sugar Creek, Buck Creek, Pigeon River

White cat's paw pearlymussel
(Epioblasma obliquata perobliqua)

Endangered

Dekalb

Fish Creek

INSECTS

Mitchell's satyr
(Neonympha mitchellii)

Endangered

LaGrange, LaPorte

Fens

Karner blue butterfly
(Lycaeides melissa samuelis)

Endangered

Lake, Porter

Pine barrens and oak savannas on sandy soils and containing wild lupines (Lupinus perennis), the only known food plant of larvae.

PLANTS

Eastern prairie fringed orchid
(Plantathera leucophaea)

Threatened

White

Mesic to wet prairies and meadows

Mead's milkweed

Asclepias meadii

Threatened

Lake

Prairies

Pitcher's thistle
(Cirsium pitcheri)

Threatened

Lake, Porter

Lakeshores; stabilized dunes and blowout areas

Running buffalo clover
(Trifolium stoloniferum)

Endangered

Dearborn, Ohio, Ripley, Switzerland

Disturbed bottomland meadows

Short's bladderpod
(Physaria globosa)

Proposed Endangered

 

Proposed Critical Habitat

Posey

Rocky wooded slopes and talus areas, often associated with calcareous rock. Along cliff tops, ledges and bases; often adjacent to rivers or streams.

Short's goldenrod
(Solidago shortii)

Endangered

Harrison

Natural openings associated with rock outcrops or rocky shorelines along rivers.

 


 

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Last updated: April 1, 2014