Listed species believed to or known to occur in North Carolina

  • 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 North Carolina
  • 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 -- 64 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 Butterfly, Saint Francis' satyr Wherever found (Neonympha mitchellii francisci)
T Chub, spotfin Wherever found, except where listed as an experimental population (Erimonax monachus)
E Elktoe, Appalachian Wherever found (Alasmidonta raveneliana)
E Heelsplitter, Carolina Wherever found (Lasmigona decorata)
T Knot, red Wherever found (Calidris canutus rufa)
T Lance, yellow Wherever found (Elliptio lanceolata)
E Logperch, Roanoke Wherever found (Percina rex)
E Madtom, smoky Wherever found (Noturus baileyi)
T Manatee, West Indian Wherever found (Trichechus manatus)
E Monkeyface, Appalachian (pearlymussel) Wherever found (Quadrula sparsa)
E Monkeyface, Cumberland (pearlymussel) Wherever found; Except where listed as Experimental Populations (Quadrula intermedia)
E Pearlymussel, littlewing Wherever found (Pegias fabula)
E Pearlymussel, slabside Wherever found (Pleuronaia dolabelloides)
T Plover, piping [Atlantic Coast and Northern Great Plains populations] - Wherever found, except those areas where listed as endangered. (Charadrius melodus)
E Riffleshell, tan Wherever found (Epioblasma florentina walkeri (=E. walkeri))
E Riversnail, Anthony's Wherever found; Except where listed as Experimental Populations (Athearnia anthonyi)
T Sea turtle, green North Atlantic DPS (Chelonia mydas)
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)
E Shiner, Cape Fear Wherever found (Notropis mekistocholas)
T Silverside, Waccamaw Wherever found (Menidia extensa)
T snail, noonday Wherever found (Mesodon clarki nantahala)
E Spider, spruce-fir moss Wherever found (Microhexura montivaga)
E Spinymussel, James Wherever found (Pleurobema collina)
E Spinymussel, Tar River Wherever found (Elliptio steinstansana)
E Squirrel, Carolina northern flying Wherever found (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus)
T Stork, wood AL, FL, GA, MS, NC, SC (Mycteria americana)
E Tern, roseate Northeast U.S. nesting population (Sterna dougallii dougallii)
E Wedgemussel, dwarf Wherever found (Alasmidonta heterodon)
E Woodpecker, red-cockaded Wherever found (Picoides borealis)
Plants -- 27 listings
Status Species/Listing Name
T Amaranth, seabeach (Amaranthus pumilus)
E Arrowhead, bunched (Sagittaria fasciculata)
E Avens, spreading (Geum radiatum)
E Bittercress, small-anthered (Cardamine micranthera)
T Blazingstar, Heller's (Liatris helleri)
E Bluet, Roan Mountain (Hedyotis purpurea var. montana)
E Chaffseed, American (Schwalbea americana)
E Coneflower, smooth (Echinacea laevigata)
E Dropwort, Canby's (Oxypolis canbyi)
T Goldenrod, Blue Ridge (Solidago spithamaea)
E Harperella (Ptilimnium nodosum)
T Heartleaf, dwarf-flowered (Hexastylis naniflora)
T Heather, mountain golden (Hudsonia montana)
E Irisette, white (Sisyrinchium dichotomum)
T Joint-vetch, Sensitive (Aeschynomene virginica)
E Lichen, rock gnome (Gymnoderma lineare)
E Loosestrife, rough-leaved (Lysimachia asperulaefolia)
E Meadowrue, Cooley's (Thalictrum cooleyi)
T Pink, swamp (Helonias bullata)
E Pitcher-plant, green (Sarracenia oreophila)
E Pitcher-plant, mountain sweet (Sarracenia rubra ssp. jonesii)
T Pogonia, small whorled (Isotria medeoloides)
E Pondberry (Lindera melissifolia)
E Sedge, golden (Carex lutea)
T Spiraea, Virginia (Spiraea virginiana)
E Sumac, Michaux's (Rhus michauxii)
E Sunflower, Schweinitz's (Helianthus schweinitzii)