The Fish and Wildlife Service takes the lead in recovering, conserving, regulating, and managing various species that occur in the United States as well as globally. Find out more about the species that interests you.
Search for Species
To search for specific species, begin your search with scientific names or common names.
Species of Interest
Explore species that are experiencing high degrees of interest, exciting conservation projects, and more. These are just a few highlighted species of the thousands under USFWS governance.
Explore the Taxonomic Tree
The species taxonomy defines grouping of biological organisms based on their shared characteristics. These grouping, called taxa (or singular taxon), are arranged based on taxonomic rank in which the deeper down the tree you are, the more granular the grouping characteristics are. This tree structure, with branches further down the line getting more specific, creates an overall hierarchy for categorizing life. Today, these are seven kingdoms located at the top of that hierarchy.