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Missouri

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

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For more information about threatened and endangered species in Missouri, please contact the:
U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service office at 101 Park DeVille Dr., Suite A, Columbia, Missouri 65203 (573/234-2132)

 

Bald Eagle

Bald eagles are no longer protected under the federal Endangered Species Act and Section 7 consultation with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is no longer necessary. However, the bald eagle remains protected under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.

 

Information about Bald Eagles

Information about Eagle Permits and the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act

 

Listed Revised October 2013

Species

Status

Habitat

Current Distribution

Birds

Least Tern (interior population)
(Sterna antillarum)

Endangered

Bare alluvial deposits

Cape Girardeau, Chariton, Mississippi, New Madrid, Pemiscot, Perry, Scott, St. Charles

Piping plover
(Charadrius melodus)
Northern Great Plains Breeding Population

Threatened

Riverine sandbars

Mammals

Gray bat
(Myotis grisescens)

Endangered

Caves

Barry, Benton, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Carter, Cedar, Christian, Cole, Crawford, Dade, Dallas, Dent, Douglass, Franklin, Gasconade, Greene, Henry, Hickory, Howard, Howell, Iron, Jasper, Jefferson, Laclede, Lawrence, Madison, Maries, McDonald, Miller, Morgan, Newton, Oregon, Osage, Ozark, Phelps, Pike, Pulaski, Ralls, Reynolds, Ripley, St. Clair, St. Louis, Shannon, Stone, Taney, Texas, Washington, Wayne, Wright

Indiana bat
(Myotis sodalis)

Endangered

Hibernacula = Caves and mines;
Maternity and foraging habitat = small stream corridors with well developed riparian woods; upland forests

All counties in Missouri

Indiana Bat

Critical Habitat Designated

 

Crawford, Franklin, Iron, Shannon, Washington

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 during spring and summer.

Ozark big-eared bat
(Plecotus townsendii ingens)

Endangered

Caves in limestone karst regions dominated by mature hardwood forest

Barry, Stone

Amphibian

Ozark hellbender
(Cryptobranchus alleganiensis bishopi)

Endangered

Rivers

Carter, Dent, Douglas, Howell, Oregon, Ozark, Ripley, Shannon, Texas, Wright

Fish

Arkansas darter
(Etheostoma cragini)

Candidate

Rivers

Barry, Barton, Jasper, Newton, Dade, Lawrence

Grotto sculpin
(Cottus specus)

Endangered

Cave streams

Perry

Neosho madtom
(Noturus placidus)

Threatened

Rivers

Jasper

Niangua darter
(Etheostoma nianguae)

Threatened

Rivers

Benton, Camden, Cedar, Dallas, Greene, Hickory, Maries, Miller, Osage, St. Clair, Webster

Niangua darter
(Etheostoma nianguae)

Critical Habitat

 

Camden, Cedar, Dallas, Greene, Hickory, Miller, St. Clair

Ozark cavefish
(Amblyopsis rosae)

Threatened

Caves in the Boone and Burlington limestone formations of the Ozark Mountains

Barry, Greene, Jasper, Lawrence, Newton, Stone

Pallid sturgeon (Scaphirhynchus albus)

Endangered

Mississippi and Missouri Rivers

Andrew, Atchison, Boone, Buchanan, Callaway, Cape Girardeau, Carroll, Chariton, Clay, Cole, Cooper, Franklin, Gasconade, Holt, Howard, Jackson, Jefferson, Lafayette, Lewis, Livingston, Mississippi, Moniteau, Montgomery, New Madrid, Osage, Pemiscot, Perry, Platte, Ray, St. Charles, St. Genevieve, St. Louis, Saline, Scott, Warren

Topeka shiner
(Notropis topeka)

Endangered

Small prairie (or former prairie) streams in pools containing clear, clean water. Most Topeka shiner streams are perennial (flow year-round), but some are small enough to stop flowing during dry summer months. In these circumstances, water levels must be maintained by groundwater seepage for the fish to survive. Topeka shiner streams generally have clean gravel, rock, or sand bottoms.

Boone, Caldwell, Callaway, Clark, Cole, Cooper, Daviess, Dekalb, Grundy, Harrison, Mercer, Moniteau, Morgan, Pettis, Putnam, Randolph, Ray, Schuyler

Insects

Hine's emerald dragonfly
(Somatochlora hineana)

Endangered

Streams and associated wetlands overlying dolomite bedrock

Dent, Iron, Phelps, Reynolds, Ripley, St. Francis

Hine's emerald dragonfly
(Somatochlora hineana)

Critical Habitat

Maps and written descriptions of Hine's Critical Habitat in Missouri: from Federal Register (PDF)

 

Note: first page includes map of Michigan.

Dent, Iron, Phelps, Reynolds, Ripley,

 

Note: Critical habitat was designated in error in the following counties: Crawford, Washington, Wayne. S7 consultation for the Hine's emerald dragonfly in these counties is not necessary.

Mussels

Curtis' pearlymussel
(Epioblasma forentina curtisi)

Endangered

Little Black River

Bollinger, Butler, Ripley, Wayne

Fat pocketbook
(Potamilus capax)

Endangered

Rivers

Clark, Dunklin, Marion, Mississippi, Pike, Ralls

Higgins eye pearlymussel
(Lampsilis higginsii)

Endangered

Mississippi River

Marion

Neosho mucket
(Lampsilis rafinesqueana)

Endangered

Rivers

Barry, Barton, Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, and Newton

Neosho mucket
(Lampsilis rafinesqueana)

Proposed Critical Habitat

Elk River, Spring River, North Fork Spring River, Shoal Creek

Jasper, Lawrence, McDonald, and Newton

 

Maps of Proposed Critical Habitat

Pink mucket
(Lampsilis abrupta)

Endangered

Rivers

Butler, Cedar, Cole, Franklin, Gasconade, Jefferson, Maries, Miller, Osage, Ripley, St. Clair, St. Louis, Wayne

Rabbitsfoot

(Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica)

Threatened

Rivers

Butler, Jasper, Madison
Newton, Wayne

Rabbitsfoot

(Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica)

Proposed Critical Habitat

Big Sunflower, Big Black, Black, Lower Missisippi, Spring, and White Rivers

Jasper, Madison and Wayne

 

Maps of Proposed Critical Habitat

Scaleshell
(Leptodea leptodon)

Endangered

Big, Big Piney, Bourbeuse, Gasconade, and Meramec Rivers

Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, Jefferson, Laclede, Maries, Osage, Pulaski, St. Louis, Wright

Sheepnose
(Plethobasus cyphyus)

Endangered

Bourbeuse, Gasconade (Osage Fork), Meramec, and Mississippi Rivers

Crawford, Franklin, Jefferson, Laclede, Lewis, Marion, Pike, Ralls, St. Louis

Snuffbox
(Epioblasma triquetra)

 

Endangered

Small to medium-sized creeks with a swift current

Bollinger, Franklin, Gasconade, Jefferson, Phelps, Ripley, St. Louis, Wayne

Spectaclecase (Cumberlandia monodonta)

Endangered

Big, Big Piney, Bourbeuse, Gasconade, Meramec, and Mississippi Rivers

Cedar, Cole, Crawford, Franklin, Gasconade, Jefferson, Laclede, Maries, Marion, Miller, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski, Ralls, St. Clair, St. Louis, Texas, Washington

Winged mapleleaf
(Quadrula frugosa)

Endangered

Medium to large rivers in mud, sand, or gravel

Franklin

Snail

Tumbling Creek cave snail
(Antrobia culveri)

Endangered and Critical Habitat

Cave stream

Taney

Crustacean

cave crayfish, no common name
(Cambarus aculabrum)

Endangered

Cave

McDonald

Plants

Eastern prairie fringed orchid

(Platanthera leucophaea)

 

Threatened

Mesic to wet prairies and meadows

Carter, Grundy, Ralls

Decurrent false aster
(Boltonia decurrens)

Threatened

Disturbed alluvial soils

Cape Girardeau, Dunklin, Franklin, Howell, Lincoln, Mississippi, Pike, St. Charles, St. Louis

Geocarpon
(Geocarpon minimum)

Threatened

Moist soils in exposed sandstone glades

Cedar, Dade, Greene, Henry, Jasper, Lawrence, Polk, St. Clair

Mead's milkweed
(Asclepias meadii)

Threatened

Virgin prairies

Adair, Barton, Benton, Cass, Cedar, Dade, Harrison, Henry, Iron, Johnson, Pettis, Polk, Reynolds, St. Clair, St. Louis, Scotland, Sullivan, Vernon

Missouri bladderpod

(Physaria filiformis)

Threatened

Open glades in shallow limestone soils

Christian, Dade, Greene, Lawrence

Pondberry
(Lindera milissifolium)

Endangered

Bottomland hardwood forest

Butler, Ripley

Running buffalo clover

(Trifolium stoloniferum)

Endangered

Disturbed bottomland meadows

Barry, Benton, Boone, Callaway, Carter, Cedar, Christian, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Dade, Dent, Dunklin, Howard, Jasper, Laclede, Lincoln, Madison, Maries, Moniteau, Montgomery, Ozark, Phelps, St. Charles, St. Louis, Taney, Texas, Vernon, Wayne

Virginia sneezeweed
(Helenium virginicum)

Threatened

Sinkhole ponds under stressed conditions (i.e., variable hydroperiod, low pH soils, high levels of aluminum and arsenic, low levels of macronutrients and boron)

Christian, Dade, Dent, Howell, Oregon, Shannon, Texas, Webster, Wright

Western prairie fringed orchid
(Platanthera praeclara)

Threatened

Wet prairies & sedge meadows

Atchison, Greene, Harrison, Holt, Jackson, Jasper, Johnson, Lawrence, Vernon

Last updated: July 23, 2014