Lower Keys Marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris hefneri)

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Listing Status:   

Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND

General Information

The Lower Keys Rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris hefneri) is a subspecies of the marsh rabbit (S. palustris), a species widespread in the southeastern United States. The Lower Keys rabbit is distinguished from the adjacent subspecies, S.p. paludicola, in skull proportions and sculpturing and in its darker coloration (Lazell 1984). The Lower Keys rabbit is about 16 inches in length, with brownish dorsal and greyish ventral fur.

  • States/US Territories in which the Lower Keys Marsh rabbit, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  Florida
  • US Counties in which the Lower Keys Marsh rabbit, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur:  View All
  • USFWS Refuges in which the Lower Keys Marsh rabbit, Wherever found is known to occur:  Great White Heron National Wildlife Refuge, National Key Deer Refuge
 
Current Listing Status Summary
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
06/21/1990 Southeast Region (Region 4) Wherever found

» Federal Register Documents

Federal Register Documents
Date Citation Page Title
04/25/1990 55 FR 17475 17476 ETWP; Annual Description of Progress on Listing Actions and Findings on Recycled Petitions; 55 FR 17475 17476
08/30/1989 54 FR 35905 35908 ETWP; Proposed Endangered Status for the Lower Keys Rabbit and Threatened Status for the Squirrel Chimmey Cave Shrimp; 54 FR 35905 35908
07/07/1988 53 FR 25511 25515 Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress of Listing Actions; 53 FR 25511-25515
08/20/1986 51 FR 29671 29673 Findings on Petitions & Initiation of Status Reviews; 51 FR 29671-29673
12/29/1988 53 FR 52746 52749 Findings on Pending Petitions & Description of Progress on Listing Actions; 53 FR 52746-52749
08/19/1988 53 FR 31723 31725 Notice of Findings on Petitions to List Louisiana Black Bear, Lower Keys Marsh Rabbit, & Sherman's Fox Squirrel; 53 FR 31723-31725
09/27/2006 71 FR 56545 56547 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Review of 37 Southeastern Species
06/21/1990 55 FR 25588 25591 ETWP; Endangered Status for the Lower Keys Rabbit and Threatened Status for the Squirrel Chimney Cave Shrimp; 55 FR 25588 25591
08/30/1985 50 FR 35272 35273 Notice of Findings on 2 Petitions & Review of 2 Species; 50 FR 35272- 35273
04/02/2004 69 FR 17442 17443 Notice of Availability of a Technical/Agency Draft Implementation Schedule for the South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan
03/26/2007 72 FR 14132 14133 Notice of Availability of a Final Implementation Schedule for the South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan

» Recovery

Current Recovery Plan(s)
Date Title Plan Action Status Plan Status
05/18/1999 South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.) View Implementation Progress Final
Other Recovery Documents
Date Citation Page Title Document Type
04/02/2004 69 FR 17442 17443 Notice of Availability of a Technical/Agency Draft Implementation Schedule for the South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan
  • Notice Draft Recovery Plan Availability
03/26/2007 72 FR 14132 14133 Notice of Availability of a Final Implementation Schedule for the South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan
  • Notice Recovery Plan Avail.
09/27/2006 71 FR 56545 56547 Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Review of 37 Southeastern Species
  • Notice 5-year Review, Initiation
Five Year Review
Date Title
09/21/2007 Lower Keys Marsh Rabbit 5-Year Review

» Critical Habitat

No critical habitat rules have been published for the Lower Keys Marsh rabbit.

» Conservation Plans

Habitat Conservation Plans (HCP) (learn more)
HCP Plan Summaries
Big Pine Key Deer

» Petitions

» Life History

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

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