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Tag: Endangered Species Act

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  • Project design and construction recommendations

    Federally-funded or authorized projects may be reviewed by the Fish and Wildlife Service to help minimize or eliminate impacts to fish and wildlife. Often, such review can be simplified and go faster if features that minimize fish and wildlife impacts are incorporated into a project’s design and implementation while still in the planning phase. Design and construction recommendations include: Preventing direct water contamination Water contamination can be one of a project’s most damaging and difficult-to-control environmental impacts.  Learn more...


  • A small, brightly colored orange and blue fish in an aquarium.
    Information icon Photo by J.R. Shute, Conservation Fisheries, Inc.

    Kentucky arrow darter

    The Kentucky arrow darter is a small fish found only in Kentucky. It is currently protected as a threatened species under the Endangered Species Act.  Visit the species profile...

  • A translucent shrimp walking along a rocky surface under water
    Information icon A Kentucky cave shrimp. Photo by John MacGregor, Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife Resources.

    Kentucky cave shrimp

    The Kentucky cave shrimp is an endangered species found only in underground streams in and around Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky. It lacks eyes and has a translucent body.  Visit the species profile...

  • A brownish yellow mussel shell with white abrasions
    Information icon Photo by Monte McGregor, Center Mollusk Conservation, Kentucky DFWR.

    Littlewing pearlymussel

    The littlewing pearlymussel is a very small mussel found in cool-water streams in the Tennessee and Cumberland River basins in Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia. It is protected as an endangered species.  Visit the species profile...

  • A hand holding a small snail hiding in its shell
    Information icon The magnificent ramshorn has a coiled shell in the shape of a rams horn, often reaching the size and weight of a dollar coin. The shell is brown colored (often with leopard-like spots) and fragile. Photo by USFWS.

    Magnificent ramshorn

    Taxon: Gastropod, freshwater snail Range: Lower Cape Fear River Basin, North Carolina Status: Candidate (2011) This snail is an integral part of a complex food web found in freshwater ponds exclusively along coastal North Carolina. This rare snail can no longer be found in the wild places it once inhabited, and is not to be confused with a common relative (the ramshorn snail) found abundantly in pet shops and aquariums.  Visit the species profile...

  • An iridescent insect with many small hairs on its belly standing on leaf litter and sandy soil
    Miami tiger beetle. Photo by Jonathan Mays, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission.

    Miami tiger beetle

    The Miami tiger beetle, found exclusively in pine rockland habitat in Miami-Dade County, Florida, has a shiny green exterior and protected under the Endangered Species Act as endangered.  Visit the species profile...

  • A small, sand-colored reptile between the cracks of a rock
    Information icon Monito gecko. Photo by Jan Paul Zegarra, USFWS.

    Monito gecko

    The Monito gecko is the only species of the Sphaerodactylus genus found on Monito Island off the coast of Puerto Rico. It is a tiny reptile, usually measuring an inch and a half (3.5 centimeters) long. It has a gray body, a dark brown tail, and has two dark patches with a white dot on its neck.  Visit the species profile...

  • Bright red flowers emerge from a bog with a forest in the background.
    Information icon Mountain sweet pitcher plant patch in Butt CPA. Photo by Gary Peeples, USFWS.

    Mountain sweet pitcher plant

    The mountain sweet pitcher plant is an insectivorious species is native to bogs and a few streamsides in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North and South Carolina.  Visit the species profile...

  • A spotted black salamander with red tufts around its gills.
    Information icon A young Neuse River waterdog from the Little River, Johnston County, North Carolina. Photo by Jeff Beane.

    Neuse River waterdog

    The Neuse River waterdog is from an ancient lineage of permanently aquatic salamanders in the genus Necturus.  Visit the species profile...

  • A brown mussel with orangish brown striations
    Information icon An orangefoot pimpleback mussel. Photo by Monte McGregor, Center Mollusk Conservation, Kentucky DFWR.

    Orangefoot pimpleback

    The orangefoot pimpleback is a mussel found in Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky and Tennessee rivers.  Visit the species profile...

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