New York Field Office
Northeast Region

Species in New York State

Federally Listed, Proposed, and Candidate Species in New York State (see pdf file here)

Plants

Plant Survey Windows (pdf)

American hart's-tongue fern American hart's-tongue fern (Asplenium scolpendrium var. americanum) - Threatened:
Species Profile
Houghton's goldenrod Houghton's goldenrod (Solidago houghtonii) - Threatened:
Species Profile
FWS Fact Sheet
Leedy's roseroot Leedy's roseroot (Rhodiola integrifolia ssp. leedyi (=Sedum integrifolium ssp. l.)) - Threatened:
Species Profile
FWS website
Northeastern bulrush Northeastern bulrush (Scirpus ancistrochaetus) - Endangered:
Species Profile
Rediscovered in New York State in 2010
Northern wild monkshood Northern wild monkshood (Aconitum noveboracense) - Threatened:
Species Profile
FWS Fact Sheet
Sandplain gerardia Sandplain gerardia (Agalinis acuta) - Endangered:
Species Profile
Seabeach amaranth Seabeach amaranth (Amaranthus pumilus) - Threatened:
Species Profile
New Jersey Field Office seabeach amaranth website
Small whorled pogonia Small whorled pogonia (Isotria medeoloides) - Threatened:
Species Profile
FWS Fact Sheet
Rediscovered in New York State in 2010

Historic Plants

Eastern prairie fringed orchid Eastern prairie fringed orchid (Platanthera leucophaea) - Threatened (historic):
Species Profile
Swamp pink Swamp Pink (Helonias bullata) - Threatened (historic):
Species Profile

Insects

Karner blue butterfly Karner Blue Butterfly (Lycaeides melissa samuelis) - Endangered:
Species Profile
Karner blue butterfly website

Karner blue butterfly
Photo by Gard Otis

Frosted elfin (Callophrys irus) - Not listed, Bin 4 species

Frosted elfin website
Species Status Assessment (2.7Mb pdf)
Information on listing workload plan and Bin 4 species

Karner blue butterfly

Rusty Patched Bumble Bee (Bombus affinis) - Endangered (historic):
Species Profile
Information

Note: we are unaware of any current locations of this species in NY at this time. There are no requirements to survey or consider this species during project reviews at this time. If you are interested in conducting surveys for this species or interested in pollinator conservation in general, please contact our office.

 

Mollusks

Chittenango ovate amber snail

 

Chittenango Ovate Amber Snail (Novisuccinea chittenangoensis) - Threatened:
Species Profile
Chittenango Ovate Amber Snail website
Protecting New York's Thumbnail-sized Snail

 

Photo by Cody Gilbertson.

Clubshell mussel

Clubshell (Pleurobema clava) - Endangered:
Species Profile
Mussels of New York website
Mussel Survey Guidance (2.17 MB pdf)

Dwarf wedgemussel Dwarf wedgemussel (Alasmidonta heterodon) - Endangered:
Species Profile
Mussels of New York website
Mussel Survey Guidance (2.17 MB pdf)
Fact Sheet (pdf)
NYSDEC Information
Rayed bean mussel

Rayed bean (Villosa fabalis) - Endangered:
Species Profile
Mussels of New York website
2012 Fact Sheet
FWS website
Mussel Survey Guidance (2.17 MB pdf)

See pink tagged mussels in photo below as well.

Rayed bean mussel

Northern Riffleshell (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana) - Endangered
Species profile 
Mussels of New York website
Mussel Survey Guidance (2.17 MB pdf)  

Note: The northern riffleshell is the mussel on the ruler at left. The pink-tagged mussels are rayed bean (above)

Birds

Bald eagle

Bald eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) - Delisted:
Bald eagle management information
Species Profile
General Information
Northeast Region Eagle Guidelines Site
Final Definition of Disturb under Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act (pdf)
NYSDEC bald eagle management

Piping plover Piping plover (Charadrius melodus)
Atlantic Coast Breeding Population - Threatened:
Species Profile
U.S. Atlantic Coast to Avoid Take Under Section 9 of the Endangered Species Act
FWS piping plover website
The Service's Guidelines for Managing Fireworks in the Vicinity of Piping Plovers and Seabeach Amaranth on the U.S. Atlantic Coast.
The Service's Guidelines for Managing Recreational Activities in Piping Plover Breeding Habitat on the U.S. Atlantic Coast to Avoid Take Under Section 9 of the Endangered Species Act
Guidance on Cats & Dogs at the Beach (pdf)
Piping plover Great Lakes Breeding Population - Endangered:
Species Profile
Great Lakes Piping Plover Website
Great Lakes Plover Population Brochure (3.1 MB pdf)
Final Rule Designating Critical Habitat
Wintering Population Critical Habitat Information
2015 Ontario Plover Fact Sheet (pdf)
Red knot Red knot (Calidris canutus) - Threatened:
Species Profile
FWS website
South Shore Estuary Reserve Shorebirds Report 1998
Roseate tern Roseate tern (Sterna dougallii dougallii) - Endangered:
Species Profile
5-year review initiated

Reptiles

Bog turtle Bog Turtle (Clemmys [=Glyptemys] muhlenbergii) - Threatened:
Species Profile
Bog turtle website
Eastern massasauga rattlesnake Eastern massasauga (Sistrurus catenatus) - Threatened:
Species Profile
FWS website
Survey protocol
Handbook for Land Managers (pdf)
NYSDEC website

Mammals

Indiana bat Indiana Bat (Myotis sodalis) - Endangered:
Species Profile
Indiana bat website
New England cottontail rabbit New England cottontail rabbit (Sylvilagus transitionalis) - Listing not warranted - 9-15-2015:
Species Profile
Northeast Region Information
FWS Fact Sheet (pdf)
CT DEP Fact Sheet
NYSDEC Information
Environmental Defense Fund: New England Cottontail Habitat Management
Northern long-eared bat

Northern long-eared bat (Myotis septentrionalis) - Threatened:
Species Profile
Northern Long-eared Bat website

Northern Long-eared Bat winter hibernacula locations (not exact locations - we recommend at least a 1-mile buffer for initial screening) (pdf) and towns with maternity roosts (pdf) UPDATED March 2019
Online 4(d) rule determination key instructions

Fish

Atlantic sturgeon

Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) - Endangered:
http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/fish/atlanticsturgeon.htm
Federal Register Notice

Additional information:
https://www.dec.ny.gov/animals/37121.html

Shortnose sturgeon Shortnose sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) - Endangered:
https://www.fisheries.noaa.gov/species/shortnose-sturgeon

 

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Last updated: March 26, 2020
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