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Southeastern wildlife

The species profiles below are a one-stop-shop for information about the the Service's Southeast region is responsible for protecting and/or recovering.

  • Bright pink conical flowers.
    Information icon Flowering swamp pink. Photo by Maja Dumat, CC BY 2.0.

    Swamp pink

    Swamp pink and it’s beautiful conical flower is only found in wetlands along streams and seepage areas in freshwater swamps.  Visit the species profile...

  • Two tan colored mussels with dark striations eminating from their base on rocky substrate
    Information icon Tan riffleshells, male on the left; female on the right. Public domain photo by Dick Biggins.

    Tan riffleshell

    The tan riffleshell (Epioblasma florentina walkeri) is a medium sized freshwater mussel that has been listed under the threatened and endangered species list since 1977. It is a filter feeding mollusc found within isolated populations primarily in Virginia and Tennessee.  Visit the species profile...

  • Three tiny orange mussels with short pointy protruberances.
    Information icon Tar River spinymussels. Photo by Chris Eads, NC State University.

    Tar River spinymussel

    The Tar River spinymussel is one of only three freshwater mussels with spines in the world. A federally-endangered freshwater mussel and a North Carolina endemic species.  Visit the species profile...

  • A small fish with bright blue fins and orange coloring on its back.
    Information icon Trispot darter. Photo by Pat O'Neil, Geological Survey of Alabama.

    Trispot darter

    The trispot darter has three prominent black dorsal saddles, pale undersurface, and a dark bar below the eye. Scattered dark blotches exist on the fins rays.  Visit the species profile...

  • Five white swans with black feet and a black beak in flight in winter
    Information icon Tundra swans on the wing at Tennessee National Wildlife Refuge. Photo by USFWS.

    Tundra swan

    Taxon: Anseriformes, Anatidae Range: Tundra swans breed primarily in Alaska and northern Canada and winter on the Atlantic and Pacific coasts of the United States. The eastern population migrates southeast to coastal areas from Delaware to North Carolina, while the western population migrates south to the Pacific Northwest and several inland areas. Status: Not listed, low concern – Continental population sizes exceed 200,000, and populations appear to have been increasing since the early 1980s.  Visit the species profile...

  • A cluster of carnivorious plant heads with bright red/orange mouths.
    Information icon Venus flytrap. Photo by Jennifer Koches, USFWS.

    Venus flytrap

    The Venus flytrap, a small perennial herb, is one of the most widely recognized carnivorous plant species on Earth. It occupies distinct longleaf pine habitats in the Coastal Plain and Sandhills of North and South Carolina.  Visit the species profile...

  • White flowers with many stamen burst from a shrub much like a hydrangea bush
    Information icon Virginia spiraea, Walker County, Georgia. Photo © Alan Cressler, used with permission.

    Virginia spiraea

    The Virginia spiraea is found in the Appalachian Plateaus or the southern Blue Ridge Mountains in Alabama, Ohio, West Virginia, Virginia, Tennessee, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Georgia.  Visit the species profile...

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