Pennsylvania Field Office
Northeast Region

Federally Listed , Proposed, and Candidate Species in Pennsylvania
(revised February 14, 2012)

Common Name

Scientific Name

Status1

Distribution (Counties and/or Watersheds)


MAMMALS:

 

 

 

Indiana bat
Fact Sheet
Species Profile

Myotis sodalis

E

Hibernacula: Armstrong, Beaver, Blair, Centre, Fayette, Huntingdon, Lawrence, Luzerne, Mifflin and Somerset Co. Maternity Colonies & Male Sites : Adams, Armstrong, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Greene, Pike, Washington, and York Counties. Potential winter habitat state-wide in caves or abandoned mines. Potential summer habitat state-wide in forests or wooded areas.


BIRDS:

 

 

 

Piping plover
Fact Sheet
Species Profile

Charadrius melodus

E

Designated critical habitat on Presque Isle (Erie Co.). Migratory. No nesting in PA since 1950s, but recent colonization attempts at Presque Isle


REPTILES:

 

 

 

Bog turtle
Species Profile

Clemmys (Glyptemys) muhlenbergii

T

Adams, Berks, Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Cumberland, Delaware, Lancaster, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe, Montgomery, Northampton, Schuylkill and York Co.

Historically found in Crawford, Mercer and Philadelphia Co.

       

Eastern massasauga rattlesnake
Fact Sheet
Species Profile

Sistrurus catenatus catenatus

C

Butler, Crawford, Mercer and Venango Co.

Historically found in Allegheny and Lawrence Co.


Mussels:

 

 

 

Clubshell
Species Profile

Pleurobema clava

E

Allegheny River (Armstrong, Clarion, Forest, Venango, Warren); Conneaut Outlet (Crawford); Conneauttee Creek (Crawford); French Creek (Crawford, Erie, Mercer, Venango); LeBoeuf Creek (Erie); Muddy Creek (Crawford); Shenango River (Mercer)

Has not been found recently in 13 streams of historical occurrence in Butler, Beaver, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Lawrence, and Westmoreland Co.

       

Dwarf wedgemussel Species Profile

Alasmidonta heterodon

E

Delaware River (Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Wayne Co.)

Has not been found recently in streams of historical occurrence in the Delaware River watershed (Bucks, Carbon, Chester, Philadelphia) or Susquehanna River watershed (Lancaster)

       

Northern riffleshell Species Profile

Epioblasma torulosa rangiana

E

Allegheny River (Armstrong, Clarion, Forest, Venango, Warren); Conewango Creek (Warren); French Creek (Crawford, Erie, Mercer, Venango); LeBoeuf Creek (Erie); Muddy Creek (Crawford)

Has not been found recently in streams of historical occurrence, including: Shenango River (Lawrence)

       

Rabbitsfoot
Species Profile

Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica

C

Allegheny River (Armstrong, Clarion, Forest, Venango, Warren); Conneauttee Creek (Venango); French Creek (Crawford, Erie, Mercer, Venango); LeBoeuf Creek (Erie); Muddy Creek (Crawford); Shenango River (Crawford, Mercer)

       

Rayed bean
Species Profile

Villosa fabalis

E

Allegheny River (Armstrong, Clarion, Forest, Venango, Warren); Cussewago Creek (Crawford); French Creek (Crawford, Erie, Mercer, Venango); LeBoeuf Creek (Erie); Muddy Creek (Crawford)

Potentially extant in Shenango River (Crawford, Mercer) and Woodcock Creek (Venango).

Has not been found recently in 5 streams of historical occurrence in Armstrong, Lawrence, Mercer and Warren Co.

       

Sheepnose
Species Profile

Plethobasus cyphyus

E

Allegheny River (Forest and Venango Co.)

Has not been found recently in streams of historical occurrence, including: Allegheny River (Armstrong), Beaver River (Lawrence), Ohio River (Allegheny and Beaver)

       
Snuffbox
Species Profile
Epioblasma triquetra

E

Allegheny River (Armstrong, Clarion, Venango), Conneaut Outlet (Crawford); Cussewago Creek (Crawford); Dunkard Creek (Greene); French Creek (Crawford, Erie, Mercer, Venango); LeBoeuf Creek (Erie); Little Mahoning Creek (Indiana); Muddy Creek (Crawford); Shenango and Little Shenango River (Mercer); West Branch French Creek (Erie)


FISH:

 

 

 

Atlantic sturgeon2 Species Profile

Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus

E

Delaware River (New York Bight Distinct Population Segment)

       

Shortnose sturgeon2 Species Profile

Acipenser brevirostrum

E

Delaware River and other Atlantic coastal waters


PLANTS:

 

 

 

Northeastern bulrush Species Profile

Scirpus ancistrochaetus

E

Adams, Bedford, Blair, Cambria, Carbon, Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Lackawanna, Lehigh, Lycoming, Mifflin, Monroe, Perry, Snyder, Tioga, and Union Co.

Historically found in Northampton Co.

       

Small-whorled pogonia
Species Profile

Isotria Medeoloides

T

Centre, Chester and Venango Co.

Historically found in Berks, Greene, Monroe, Montgomery and Philadelphia Co.
       

1E = Endangered; T = Threatened; PE = Proposed for listing as Endangered; C = Candidate
2 Atlantic sturgeon and shortnose sturgeon are under the jurisdiction of the National Marine Fisheries Service

Last updated: June 15, 2012
All images by FWS unless otherwise noted.