Lower Keys Marsh rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris hefneri)
Where Listed: WHEREVER FOUND
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
|Status||Date Listed||Lead Region||Where Listed|
|06/21/1990||Southeast Region (Region 4)||Wherever found|
» Federal Register Documents
|Date||Title||Plan Action Status||Plan Status|
|05/18/1999||South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan (68 spp.)||View Implementation Progress||Final|
|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||
|03/26/2007||72 FR 14132 14133||Notice of Availability of a Final Implementation Schedule for the South Florida Multi-Species Recovery Plan||
|09/27/2006||71 FR 56545 56547||Endangered and Threatened Wildlife and Plants; 5-Year Review of 37 Southeastern Species||
|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
|HCP Plan Summaries|
|Big Pine Key Deer|
» Life History
No Life History information has been entered into this system for this species.
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