North Florida Ecological Services Office
Southeast Region

Federally Listed Species in Pinellas County, Florida

This information is provided as a guide to project planning, and is not a substitute for site-specific surveys. Such surveys may be needed to assess species' presence or absence, as well as the extent of project effects on listed species and/or designated critical habitat.

The following table lists those federally-listed species known to be present in the county.
Code Key: E = Endangered, T = Threatened, CH = Critical Habitat Designated, C = Candidate Note 1

Category Species Common Name Species Scientific Name Code
Mammals West Indian (Florida) Manatee Trichechus manatus latirostris E/CH
Birds Piping Plover Charadrius melodus T
Florida Scrub-jay Aphelocoma coeruluscens T
Wood Stork Mycteria americana E
Red-cockaded Woodpecker Picoides borealis E
Fish Gulf Sturgeon Acipenser oxyrhynchus desotoi T
Reptiles Gopher Tortoise Gopherus polyphemus C
Eastern Indigo Snake Dymarchon corais couperi T
Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas E
Kemp's Ridley Sea Turtle Lepidochelys kempii E
Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea E
Loggerhead Sea Turtle Caretta caretta T
Amphibians None    
Mollusks None    
Crustaceans None    
Plants Florida Golden Aster Chrysopsis (= Heterotheca) floridana floridana E

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For a list of State species by county use the Florida Natural Areas Inventory's Tracking Lists at

For State listed species details, please go to

Note 1. Candidate species receive no statutory protection under the ESA. The FWS encourages cooperative conservation efforts for these species because they are, by definition, species that may warrant future protection under the ESA.

NOTE: Bald eagles were removed from the endangered species list in June 2007 because their populations recovered sufficiently. However, the protections under the Bald and Golden Eagle Act (Eagle Act) continue to apply. Please see the eagle information on our Landowner Tools page or our national website at for information regarding new permit requirements under the Eagle Act.

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Last updated: November 20, 2019