Ecological Services
Southwest Region

Species Information

The Austin ES field office is the designated lead office responsible for recovery of over 50 species of listed and candidate plants and animals. Much of the information we've placed on the web for each species (federal register notices, recovery plans, five-year reviews, etc.) has been posted to our Environmental Conservation Online System (ECOS). The ECOS link for each species is provided below. As we develop more information, we will add more species and provide additional links next to each species.

Note: These links are provided for informational purposes only and do not include all of the species that occur within our office's area of responsibility. If you need to determine whether you are impacting a species for a specific project, use the IPaC link to the right.

Common name
Scientific Name
Useful links


Mexican long-nosed bat Leptonycteris nivalis ECOS


Golden-cheeked warbler Dendroica chrysoparia

• TAMU Status Review
Hazardous Fuel BMPs
GCWA Mitigation Guidance


Concho water snake Nerodia paucimaculata ECOS


Austin blind salamander Eurycea waterlooensis ECOS, More Info
Barton Springs salamander Eurycea sosorum ECOS
Georgetown salamander Eurycea naufragia ECOS, More Info
Houston toad Anaxyrus houstonensis

ECOS, More Info,

Facebook FaceBook, Post-wildfire clean-up BMPs (37KB PDF)

Jollyville Plateau salamander Eurycea tonkawae ECOS, More Info
Salado salamander Eurycea chisholmensis ECOS, More Info
San Marcos salamander Eurycea nana ECOS
Texas blind salamander Typhlomolge rathbuni ECOS


Big Bend gambusia Gambusia gaigei ECOS
Clear Creek gambusia Gambusia heterochir ECOS
Comanche Springs pupfish Cyprinodon elegans ECOS
Devils River minnow Dionda diaboli ECOS
Fountain darter Etheostoma fonticola ECOS
Leon Springs pupfish Cyprinodon bovinus ECOS
Pecos gambusia Gambusia nobilis ECOS
San Marcos gambusia Gambusia georgei ECOS


Golden orb Quadrula aurea ECOS, More Info
Smooth pimpleback Quadrula houstonensis ECOS, More Info
Texas fatmucket Lampsilis bracteata ECOS, More Info
Texas fawnsfoot Truncilla macrodon ECOS, More Info
Texas pimpleback Quadrula petrina ECOS, More Info


Bee Creek Cave harvestman Texella reddelli ECOS, More Info
Bone Cave harvestman Texella reyesi ECOS, More Info
Bracken Bat Cave meshweaver Circurina venii ECOS, More Info
Coffin Cave Mold beetle Batrisodes texanus ECOS, More Info
Cokendolpher Cave harvestman Texella cokendolpheri ECOS, More Info
Comal Springs dryopid beetle Stygoparnus comalensis ECOS
Comal Springs riffle beetle Heterelmis comalensis ECOS
Diamond Y Spring snail Pseudotryonia adamantina ECOS
Gonzales springsnail Tryonia circumstriata (=stocktonensis) ECOS
Government Canyon Bat Cave meshweaver Cicurina vespera ECOS, More Info
Government Canyon Bat Cave spider Tayshaneta (=Neoleptoneta) microps ECOS, More Info
Helotes mold beetle Batrisodes venyivi ECOS, More Info
Kretschmarr Cave Mold beetle Texamaurops reddelli ECOS, More Info
Madla Cave meshweaver Cicurina madla ECOS, More Info
Peck's Cave amphipod Stygobromus pecki ECOS
Pecos assiminea snail Assiminea pecos ECOS
Phantom Cave snail Cochliopa texana ECOS
Phantom springsnail Tryonia cheatumi ECOS
Robber Baron Cave meshweaver Cicurina baronia ECOS, More Info
Tooth Cave Ground beetle Rhadine persephone ECOS, More Info
Tooth Cave pseudoscorpion Tartarocreagris texana ECOS, More Info
Tooth Cave spider Tayshaneta (=Neoleptoneta) myopica ECOS, More Info
Warton Cave meshweaver Cicurina wartoni ECOS, More Info
[No common name] Rhadine exilis ECOS, More Info
[No common name] Rhadine infernalis ECOS, More Info


Bunched cory cactus Coryphantha ramillosa ECOS
Chisos Mountain hedgehog cactus Echinocereus chisoensis var. chisoensis ECOS
Davis' green pitaya Echinocereus viridiflorus var. davisii ECOS
Guadalupe fescue Festuca ligulata ECOS
Hinckley oak Quercus hinckleyi ECOS
Lloyd's mariposa cactus Echinomastus mariposensis ECOS
Little Aguja pondweed Potamogeton clystocarpus ECOS
Nellie Cory cactus Coryphantha minima ECOS
Terlingua Creek cat's-eye Cryptantha crassipes ECOS
Texas poppy-mallow Callirhoe scabriuscula ECOS
Texas snowbells Styrax texanus ECOS
Texas wild-rice Zizania texana ECOS
Tobusch fishhook cactus Ancistrocactus tobuschii ECOS



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IPaC - Information, Planning and Conservation system (for species by county lists)

Last updated: May 14, 2020