Listed species believed to or known to occur in Louisiana

  • 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 Louisiana
  • 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 -- 24 listings

Animals -- 21 listings
Status Species/Listing Name
T Bat, Northern long-eared Wherever found (Myotis septentrionalis)
T heelsplitter, Inflated Wherever found (Potamilus inflatus)
T Knot, red Wherever found (Calidris canutus rufa)
T Manatee, West Indian Wherever found (Trichechus manatus)
E Mucket, pink (pearlymussel) Wherever found (Lampsilis abrupta)
T Pearlshell, Louisiana Wherever found (Margaritifera hembeli)
T Plover, piping [Atlantic Coast and Northern Great Plains populations] - Wherever found, except those areas where listed as endangered. (Charadrius melodus)
E Pocketbook, fat Wherever found (Potamilus capax)
T Rabbitsfoot Wherever found (Quadrula cylindrica cylindrica)
E Riffleshell, tan Wherever found (Epioblasma florentina walkeri (=E. walkeri))
E Sea turtle, hawksbill Wherever found (Eretmochelys imbricata)
E Sea turtle, Kemp's ridley Wherever found (Lepidochelys kempii)
E Sea turtle, leatherback Wherever found (Dermochelys coriacea)
T Sea turtle, loggerhead Northwest Atlantic Ocean DPS (Caretta caretta)
T Snake, Louisiana pine Wherever found (Pituophis ruthveni)
T Sturgeon (Gulf subspecies), Atlantic Wherever found (Acipenser oxyrinchus (=oxyrhynchus) desotoi)
E Sturgeon, pallid Wherever found (Scaphirhynchus albus)
E Tern, least interior pop. (Sterna antillarum)
T Tortoise, gopher West of Mobile and Tombigbee Rivers (Gopherus polyphemus)
T Turtle, ringed map Wherever found (Graptemys oculifera)
E Woodpecker, red-cockaded Wherever found (Picoides borealis)
Plants -- 3 listings
Status Species/Listing Name
E Chaffseed, American (Schwalbea americana)
T No common name (Geocarpon minimum)
E Quillwort, Louisiana (Isoetes louisianensis)