Next Steps for a Healthy Gulf of Mexico Watershed

Species List

Trust Resources

Trust resources include migratory birds, species listed as threatened and endangered under the Endangered Species Act, interjurisdictional fishes, marine mammals, wetlands, and lands managed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, such as national wildlife refuges.

Common Name Scientific Name Taxa
Alabama beach mouse Peromyscus polionotus ammobates Mammal
Alabama shad Alosa alabamae Fish
Alligator gar Atractosteus spatula Fish
American avocet Recurvirostra americana Bird
American bittern Botaurus lentiginosus Bird
American black duck Anas rubripes Bird
American crocodile Crocodylus acutus Reptile
American eel Anguilla rostrata Fish
American oystercatcher Haematopus palliatus Bird
American wigeon Anas americana Bird
American woodcock Scolopax minor Bird
Attwater’s greater prairie chicken Tympanuchus cupido attwateri Bird
Bachman’s sparrow Peucaea aestivalis Bird
Baird’s sparrow Ammodramus bairdii Bird
Bald eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bird
Black rail Laterallus jamaicensis Bird
Black skimmer Rynchops niger Bird
Black tern Chlidonias niger Bird
Bladderworts Utricularia spp. Plant
Blue-winged teal Anas discors Bird
Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus Bird
Brown pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Bird
Buff-breasted sandpiper Calidris subruficollis Bird
Canada goose Branta canadensis Bird
Canvasback Aythya valisineria Bird
Cerulean warbler Setophaga cerulea Bird
Chipola slabshell Elliptio chipolaensis Mussel
Choctaw bean Villosa choctawensis Mussel
Choctawhatchee beach mouse Peromyscus polionotus allophrys Mammal
Dusky gopher frog Rana sevosa Amphibian
Eastern indigo snake Drymarchon corais couperi Reptile
Eastern meadowlark Sturnella magna Bird
Elkhorn coral Acropora palmata Corals
Fat pocketbook Potamilus capax Mussel
Fat threeridge Amblema neislerii Mussel
Florida panther Puma concolor coryi Mammal
Florida salt marsh vole Microtus pennsylvanicus dukecampbelli Mammal
Florida skullcap Scutellaria floridana Plant
Franklin’s gull Leucophaeus pipixcan Bird
Frosted flatwoods salamander Ambystoma cingulatum Amphibian
Fuzzy pigtoe Pleurobema strodeanum Mussel
Gadwall Anas strepera Bird
Garber’s spurge Chamaesyce garberi Plant
Godfrey’s butterwort Pinguicula ionantha Plant
Golden-winged warbler Vermivora chrysoptera Bird
Gopher tortoise Gopherus polyphemus Reptile
Grasshopper sparrow Ammodramus savannarum Bird
Great white heron Ardea herodias occidentalis Bird
Greater redhorse Moxostoma valenciennesi Fish
Green sea turtle Chelonia mydas Reptile
Green-winged teal Anas crecca Bird
Gulf Coast solitary bee Hesperapis oraria Insect
Gulf Coast striped bass Morone saxatilis Fish
Gulf moccasinshell Medionidus penicillatus Mussel
Gulf sturgeon Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi Fish
Heelsplitter Lasmigona spp. Mussel
Henslow’s sparrow Ammodramus henslowii Bird
Horned grebe Podiceps auritus Bird
(Interior) least tern Sterna antillarum Bird
Kemp's ridley sea turtle Lepidochelys kempii Reptile
Key deer Odocoileus virginianus clavium Mammal
Key Largo cotton mouse Peromyscus gossypinus allapaticola Mammal
Key Largo woodrat Neotoma floridana smalli Mammal
Key tree-cactus Pilosocereus robinii Plant
Killdeer Charadrius vociferus Bird
King rail Rallus elegans Bird
Laughing gull Larus atricilla Bird
Le Conte’s sparrow Ammodramus leconteii Bird
Least bittern Ixobrychus exilis Bird
Lesser yellowlegs Tringa flavipes Bird
Little blue heron Egretta caerulea Bird
Loggerhead sea turtle Caretta caretta Reptile
Loggerhead shrike Lanius ludovicianus Bird
Long-billed curlew Numenius americanus Bird
Louisiana black bear Ursus americanus luteolus Mammal
Lower Keys marsh rabbit Sylvilagus palustris hefneri Mammal
Mallard Anas platyrhynchos Bird
Mangrove cuckoo Coccyzus minor Bird
Marsh wren Cistothorus palustris Bird
Miami blue butterfly Cyclargus thomasi bethunebakeri Insect
Mississippi sandhill crane Grus canadensis pulla Bird
Mottled duck Anas fulvigula Bird
Northern aplomado falcon Falco femoralis septentrionalis Bird
Northern pintail Anas acuta Bird
Northern shoveler Anas clypeata Bird
Ocelot Leopardus pardalis Mammal
Okaloosa darter Etheostoma okaloosae Fish
Oval pigtoe Pleurobema pyriforme Mussel
Paddlefish Polyodon spathula Fish
Pallid sturgeon Scaphirhynchus albus Fish
Pearl darter Percina aurora Fish
Pectoral sandpiper Calidris melanotos Bird
Perdido Key beach mouse Peromyscus polionotus trissyllepsis Mammal
Peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus Bird
Piping plover Charadrius melodus Bird
Purple bankclimber Elliptoideus sloatianus Mussel
Red knot Calidris canutus rufa Bird
Red-cockaded woodpecker Picoides borealis Bird
Reddish egret Egretta rufescens Bird
Redhead Aythya americana Bird
Reticulated flatwoods salamander Ambystoma bishopi Amphibian
Ring-necked duck Aythya collaris Bird
Roseate spoonbill Platalea ajaja Bird
Roseate tern Sterna dougallii dougallii Bird
Round ebonyshell Fusconaia rotulata Mussel
Royal tern Thalasseus maximus Bird
Ruddy duck Oxyura jamaicensis Bird
Sandwich tern Thalasseus sandvicensis Bird
Lesser scaup Aythya affinis Bird
Schaus swallowtail Heraclides aristodemus ponceanus Insect
Seaside sparrow Ammodramus maritimus Bird
Semipalmated sandpiper Calidris pusilla Bird
Shinyrayed pocketbook Lampsilis subangulata Mussel
Silver rice rat Oryzomys palustris natator Mammal
Smalltooth sawfish Pristis pectinata Fish
Lesser snow goose Anser caerulescens caerulescens Bird
Snowy egret Egretta thula Bird
Snowy plover Charadrius nivosus Bird
Southern kidneyshell Ptychobranchus jonesi Mussel
Sprague’s pipit Anthus spragueii Bird
Staghorn coral Acropora cervicornis Corals
Stilt sandpiper Calidris himantopus Bird
Stock Island tree snail Orthalicus reses Snail
Sundew Drosera spp. Plant
Swainson's warbler Limnothlypis swainsonii Bird
Swallow-tailed kite Elanoides forficatus Bird
Topeka shiner Notropis topeka Fish
Tricolored heron Egretta tricolor Bird
Upland sandpiper Bartramia longicauda Bird
West Indian manatee Trichechus manatus Mammal
Western sandpiper Calidris mauri Bird
Whimbrel Numenius phaeopus Bird
White-crowned pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala Bird
White ibis Eudocimus albus Bird
White-faced ibis Plegadis chihi Bird
Greater white-fronted goose Anser albifrons Bird
Whooping crane Grus americana Bird
Willet Tringa semipalmata Bird
Wilson's plover Charadrius wilsonia Bird
Wilson’s phalarope Phalaropus tricolor Bird
Wood duck Aix sponsa Bird
Wood stork Mycteria americana Bird
Yellow rail Coturnicops noveboracensis Bird

Non-Trust Resources

In addition to the federal trust resource species identified in the document, we identify numerous other species that are rare, state-listed or of commercial or recreational importance to the Gulf of Mexico.

Common Name Scientific Name Taxa
Alabama map turtle Graptemys pulchra Reptile
American alligator Alligator mississippiensis Reptile
Apalachicola floater Anodonta heardi Mussel
Asian (silver) carp Hypophthalmichthys molitrix Fish
Australian pine Casuarina equisetifolia Plant
Bald cypress Taxodium distichum Plant
Big Cypress fox squirrel Sciurus niger avicennia Mammal
Crappie Pomoxis spp. Fish
Black drum Pogonias cromis Fish
Black mangrove Avicennia germinans Plant
Blue catfish Ictalurus furcatus Fish
Blue crab Callinectes sapidus Crustacean
Bonefish Albula vulpes Fish
Boykin's lobelia Lobelia boykinii Plant
Brazilian pepper tree Schinus terebinthifolius Plant
Brown shrimp Farfantepenaeus aztecus Crustacean
Buffalo Ictiobus spp. Fish
Channel catfish Ictalurus punctatus Fish
Chinese tallow tree Triadica sebifera Plant
Chorus frog Pseudacris spp. Amphibian
Coastal flatwoods crayfish Procambarus apalachicolae Crustacean
Cobia Rachycentron canadum Fish
Coyote Canis latrans Mammal
Southern crawfish frog Rana areolata areolatus Amphibian
Diamondback terrapin Malaclemys terrapin Reptile
Eastern coachwhip Masticophis flagellum flagellum Reptile
Eastern garter snake Thamnophis sirtalis Reptile
Eastern gray squirrel Sciurus carolinensis Mammal
Eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica Mussel
Eastern painted turtle Chrysemys picta Reptile
Everglades mink Neovison vison evergladensis Mammal
Feral pig Sus scrofa Mammal
Florida Keys mole skink Plestiodon egregius egregius Reptile
Florida pine snake Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus Reptile
Southern flounder Paralichthys lethosigma Fish
Eastern fox squirrel Sciurus niger Mammal
Gizzard shad Dorosoma cepedianum Fish
Greater prairie chicken Tympanuchus cupido Bird
Grouper Mycteroperca spp. Fish
Gulf coast salt marsh mink Mustela vison halilimnetes Mammal
Gulf menhaden Brevoortia patronus Fish
Hydrilla Hydrilla verticillata Plant
Insular hispid cotton rat Sigmodon hispidus insulicola Mammal
Key ringneck snake Diadophis punctatus acricus Reptile
Largemouth bass Micropterus salmoides Fish
Leadtree Leucaena leucocephala Plant
Longleaf pine Pinus palustris Plant
Milkweed Asclepias spp. Plant
Mimic glass lizard Ophisaurus mimicus Reptile
Mimosa (Silk tree) Albizia julibrissin Plant
Mink Neovison vison Mammal
Monarch butterfly Danaus plexippus plexippus Insect
Muskrat Ondatra zibethicus Mammal
Northern bobwhite quail Colinus virginianus Bird
Northern leopard frog Lithobates pipiens Amphibian
Northern scarlet snake Cemophora coccinea copei Reptile
Nutria Myocastor coypus Mammal
Ornate box turtle Terrapene ornata ornata Reptile
Panama City crayfish Procambarus econfinae Crustacean
Pascagoula map turtle Graptemys gibbonsi Reptile
Pecan tree Carya illinoinensis Plant
Pig frog Lithobates grylio Amphibian
Raccoon Procyon lotor Mammal
Rafinesque's big-eared bat Plecotus rafinesquii Mammal
Red drum Sciaenops ocellatus Fish
Red fox Vulpes vulpes Mammal
Red mangrove Rhizophora mangle Plant
Red snapper Lutjanus campechanus Fish
Ring-necked pheasant Phasianus colchicus Bird
Rusty patched bumble bee Bombus affinis Insect
Salvinia Salvinia molesta Plant
Sanibel Island rice rat Oryzomys palustris sanibeli Mammal
Sawgrass skipper Euphyes pilatka klotsi Insect
Bay Scallop Argopecten irradians Crustacean
Sharp-tailed grouse Tympanuchus phasianellus Bird
Sherman's short-tailed shrew Blarina brevicauda shermani Mammal
Shoal bass Micropterus cataractae Fish
Sweetgum Liquidambar styraciflua Plant
Pink shrimp Litopenaeus setiferus Crustacean
Skipjack herring Alosa chrysochloris Fish
Slender glass lizard Ophisaurus attenuatus Reptile
Smooth cordgrass Spartina alterniflora Plant
Southeastern myotis Myotis austroriparius Mammal
Southern flying squirrel Glaucomys volans Mammal
Spanish mackerel Scomberomorus maculatus Fish
Spotted bass Micropterus punctulatus Fish
Spotted seatrout (speckled trout) Cynoscion nebulosus Fish
Keys striped mud turtle Kinosternon bauri bauri Reptile
Striped mullet Mugil cephalus Fish
Striped skunk Mephitis mephitis Mammal
Suwannee River alligator snapping turtle Macroclemys temminkii Reptile
Sweet pitcher plant Sarracenia rubra rubra Plant
Atlantic Tarpon Megalops atlanticus Fish
Three-toed box turtle Terrapene carolina triunguis Reptile
Tree frog Hyla spp. Amphibian
Tripletail Lobotes surinamensis Fish
Water hyacinth Eichhornia crassipes Plant
Water tupelo Nyssa aquatica Plant
White-tailed deer Odocoileus virginianus Mammal
Eastern wild turkey Meleagris gallapavo Bird
Yazoo crayfish Orconectes hartfieldi Crustacean