Florida panther (Puma (=felis) concolor coryi)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

The Florida panther is a large, long-tailed cat with a great deal of color variation: pale brown or rusty upper parts, dull white or buffy under parts; tail tip, back of ears, and sides of nose are dark brown or blackish. Mature male panthers examined in the wild in Florida since 1978 have weighed from 102 to 154 pounds (Roelke 1990, Roelke and Glass 1992) and measured nearly 7 feet from nose to tip of tail. Females were considerably smaller, with a weight range of 50 to 108 pounds (Roelke 1990) and measuring about 6 feet (U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service 1987).

  • States/US Territories in which the Florida panther, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  Florida
  • US Counties in which the Florida panther, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
  • USFWS Refuges in which the Florida panther, Wherever found is known to occur:  Florida Panther National Wildlife Refuge, Ten Thousand Islands National Wildlife Refuge
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
1967-03-11 Southeast Region (Region 4) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
1994-06-10 00:00:00.0 59 FR 30034 30035 ETWP; Notice of Availability of Final Florida Panther Habitat Preservation Plan
2008-12-18 00:00:00.0 73 FR 77052 77053 Notice of Availability of the Florida Panther Recovery Plan
2006-01-31 00:00:00.0 71 FR 5066 5067 Draft Third Revision of the Florida Panther Recovery Plan
1967-03-11 00:00:00.0 32 FR 4001 Endangered Species List - 1967

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
2008-11-01 Third Revision of the Florida Panther Recovery Plan View Implementation Progress Final Revision 3
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
2008-12-18 73 FR 77052 77053 Notice of Availability of the Florida Panther Recovery Plan
  • Notice Final Recovery Plan Availability
1994-06-10 59 FR 30034 30035 ETWP; Notice of Availability of Final Florida Panther Habitat Preservation Plan
  • Notice Recovery Plan Avail.
2006-01-31 71 FR 5066 5067 Draft Third Revision of the Florida Panther Recovery Plan
  • Notice Draft Recovery Plan Availability
Five Year Review
Date Title
2009-04-28 Florida Panther (Puma concolor coryi) 5-Year Review

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Florida panther.

» Conservation Plans

Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP) (learn more)
HCP Plan Summaries
City Gate

» Petitions

» Life History

No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.

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