Listed species believed to or known to occur in Kentucky

  • 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 Kentucky
  • 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 -- 47 listings

Animals -- 37 listings
Status Species/Listing Name
E Bat, gray Wherever found (Myotis grisescens)
E Bat, Indiana Wherever found (Myotis sodalis)
T Bat, Northern long-eared Wherever found (Myotis septentrionalis)
E Bat, Virginia big-eared Wherever found (Corynorhinus (=Plecotus) townsendii virginianus)
E Bean, Cumberland (pearlymussel) Wherever found; Except where listed as Experimental Populations (Villosa trabalis)
E Bean, rayed Wherever found (Villosa fabalis)
E Clubshell Wherever found; Except where listed as Experimental Populations (Pleurobema clava)
E Combshell, Cumberlandian Wherever found; Except where listed as Experimental Populations (Epioblasma brevidens)
T Crayfish, Big Sandy Wherever found (Cambarus callainus)
T Dace, blackside Wherever found (Phoxinus cumberlandensis)
E Darter, Cumberland Wherever found (Etheostoma susanae)
E Darter, duskytail Wherever found (Etheostoma percnurum)
T Darter, Kentucky arrow Wherever found (Etheostoma spilotum)
E Darter, relict Wherever found (Etheostoma chienense)
E Elktoe, Cumberland Wherever found (Alasmidonta atropurpurea)
E Fanshell Wherever found (Cyprogenia stegaria)
E Kidneyshell, fluted Wherever found (Ptychobranchus subtentum)
E Mucket, pink (pearlymussel) Wherever found (Lampsilis abrupta)
E Mussel, oyster Wherever found; Except where listed as Experimental Populations (Epioblasma capsaeformis)
E Mussel, sheepnose Wherever found (Plethobasus cyphyus)
E Mussel, snuffbox Wherever found (Epioblasma triquetra)
E Pearlymussel, dromedary Wherever found; Except where listed as Experimental Populations (Dromus dromas)
E Pearlymussel, littlewing Wherever found (Pegias fabula)
E Pearlymussel, slabside Wherever found (Pleuronaia dolabelloides)
E Pigtoe, rough Wherever found (Pleurobema plenum)
E Pimpleback, orangefoot (pearlymussel) Wherever found (Plethobasus cooperianus)
E Pocketbook, fat Wherever found (Potamilus capax)
E Purple Cat's paw (=Purple Cat's paw pearlymussel) Wherever found; Except where listed as Experimental Populations (Epioblasma obliquata obliquata)
T Rabbitsfoot Wherever found (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica)
E Riffleshell, northern Wherever found (Epioblasma torulosa rangiana)
E Riffleshell, tan Wherever found (Epioblasma florentina walkeri (=E. walkeri))
E Ring pink (mussel) Wherever found (Obovaria retusa)
E Shiner, palezone Wherever found (Notropis albizonatus)
E Shrimp, Kentucky cave Wherever found (Palaemonias ganteri)
E Spectaclecase (mussel) Wherever found (Cumberlandia monodonta)
E Sturgeon, pallid Wherever found (Scaphirhynchus albus)
E Tern, least interior pop. (Sterna antillarum)
Plants -- 10 listings
Status Species/Listing Name
E Bladderpod, Short's (Physaria globosa)
E Clover, running buffalo (Trifolium stoloniferum)
T Glade cress, Kentucky (Leavenworthia exigua laciniata)
E Goldenrod, Short's (Solidago shortii)
T Orchid, white fringeless (Platanthera integrilabia)
T potato-bean, Price''s (Apios priceana)
E Rock-cress, Braun's (Arabis perstellata)
T Rosemary, Cumberland (Conradina verticillata)
E Sandwort, Cumberland (Arenaria cumberlandensis)
T Spiraea, Virginia (Spiraea virginiana)