Listed species believed to or known to occur in Illinois

  • As of 02/13/2015 the data in this report has been updated to use a different set of information. Results are based on where the species is believed to or known to occur. The FWS feels utilizing this data set is a better representation of species occurrence. Note: there may be other federally listed species that are not currently known or expected to occur in this state but are covered by the ESA wherever they are found; Thus if new surveys detected them in this state they are still covered by the ESA. The FWS is using the best information available on this date to generate this list.
  • This report shows listed species or populations believed to or known to occur in Illinois
  • This list does not include experimental populations and similarity of appearance listings.
  • This list includes species or populations under the sole jurisdiction of the National Marine Fisheries Service.
  • Click on the highlighted scientific names below to view a Species Profile for each listing.

Listed species -- 33 listings

Animals -- 24 listings
Status Species/Listing Name
E Amphipod, Illinois cave Wherever found (Gammarus acherondytes)
E Bat, gray Wherever found (Myotis grisescens)
E Bat, Indiana Wherever found (Myotis sodalis)
T Bat, Northern long-eared Wherever found (Myotis septentrionalis)
E Bumble bee, Rusty patched Wherever found (Bombus affinis)
E Butterfly, Karner blue Wherever found (Lycaeides melissa samuelis)
E Clubshell Wherever found; Except where listed as Experimental Populations (Pleurobema clava)
E Dragonfly, Hine's emerald Wherever found (Somatochlora hineana)
E Fanshell Wherever found (Cyprogenia stegaria)
E Higgins eye (pearlymussel) Wherever found (Lampsilis higginsii)
T Knot, red Wherever found (Calidris canutus rufa)
T Massasauga (=rattlesnake), eastern Wherever found (Sistrurus catenatus)
E Mucket, pink (pearlymussel) Wherever found (Lampsilis abrupta)
E Mussel, scaleshell Wherever found (Leptodea leptodon)
E Mussel, sheepnose Wherever found (Plethobasus cyphyus)
E Mussel, snuffbox Wherever found (Epioblasma triquetra)
E Pimpleback, orangefoot (pearlymussel) Wherever found (Plethobasus cooperianus)
E Plover, piping [Great Lakes watershed DPS] - Great Lakes, watershed in States of IL, IN, MI, MN, NY, OH, PA, and WI and Canada (Ont.) (Charadrius melodus)
E Pocketbook, fat Wherever found (Potamilus capax)
T Rabbitsfoot Wherever found (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica)
E Snail, Iowa Pleistocene Wherever found (Discus macclintocki)
E Spectaclecase (mussel) Wherever found (Cumberlandia monodonta)
E Sturgeon, pallid Wherever found (Scaphirhynchus albus)
E Tern, least interior pop. (Sterna antillarum)
Plants -- 9 listings
Status Species/Listing Name
T Aster, decurrent false (Boltonia decurrens)
T Bush-clover, prairie (Lespedeza leptostachya)
T Daisy, Lakeside (Hymenoxys herbacea)
T Milkweed, Mead's (Asclepias meadii)
T Orchid, eastern prairie fringed (Platanthera leucophaea)
T Pogonia, small whorled (Isotria medeoloides)
T Potato-bean, Price's (Apios priceana)
E Prairie-clover, leafy (Dalea foliosa)
T Thistle, Pitcher's (Cirsium pitcheri)