Listed species believed to or known to occur in Puerto Rico

  • 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 Puerto Rico
  • 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 -- 70 listings

Animals -- 20 listings
Status Species/Listing Name
E Anole, Culebra Island giant Wherever found (Anolis roosevelti)
E Blackbird, yellow-shouldered Wherever found (Agelaius xanthomus)
T Boa, Mona Wherever found (Epicrates monensis monensis)
E Boa, Puerto Rican Wherever found (Epicrates inornatus)
E Boa, Virgin Islands tree Wherever found (Epicrates monensis granti)
T Coqui, golden Wherever found (Eleutherodactylus jasperi)
E Coqui, Llanero Wherever found (Eleutherodactylus juanariveroi)
T Guajon Wherever found (Eleutherodactylus cooki)
E Hawk, Puerto Rican broad-winged Wherever found (Buteo platypterus brunnescens)
E Hawk, Puerto Rican sharp-shinned Wherever found (Accipiter striatus venator)
T Iguana, Mona ground Wherever found (Cyclura stejnegeri)
T Manatee, West Indian Wherever found (Trichechus manatus)
E Nightjar, Puerto Rican Wherever found (Caprimulgus noctitherus)
E Parrot, Puerto Rican Wherever found (Amazona vittata)
E Pigeon, Puerto Rican plain Wherever found (Columba inornata wetmorei)
E Sea turtle, hawksbill Wherever found (Eretmochelys imbricata)
E Sea turtle, leatherback Wherever found (Dermochelys coriacea)
T Tern, roseate Western Hemisphere except NE U.S. (Sterna dougallii dougallii)
T Toad, Puerto Rican crested Wherever found (Peltophryne lemur)
T Warbler, elfin-woods Wherever found (Setophaga angelae)
Plants -- 50 listings
Status Species/Listing Name
E Bariaco (Trichilia triacantha)
E Boxwood, Vahl's (Buxus vahlii)
E Capa rosa (Callicarpa ampla)
T Chumbo, Higo (Harrisia portoricensis)
E Chupacallos (Pleodendron macranthum)
T Cobana negra (Stahlia monosperma)
E Erubia (Solanum drymophilum)
E Fern, Elfin tree (Cyathea dryopteroides)
E Goetzea, beautiful (Goetzea elegans)
E Higuero de sierra (Crescentia portoricensis)
E Holly, Cook's (Ilex cookii)
T Manaca, palma de (Calyptronoma rivalis)
E No common name (Adiantum vivesii)
E No common name (Aristida chaseae)
E No common name (Auerodendron pauciflorum)
E No common name (Catesbaea melanocarpa)
E No common name (Chamaecrista glandulosa var. mirabilis)
E No common name (Cordia bellonis)
E No common name (Cranichis ricartii)
E No common name (Daphnopsis helleriana)
E No common name (Elaphoglossum serpens)
E No common name (Eugenia woodburyana)
T No common name (Gesneria pauciflora)
E No common name (Gonocalyx concolor)
E No common name (Ilex sintenisii)
E No common name (Lepanthes eltoroensis)
E No common name (Leptocereus grantianus)
E No common name (Lyonia truncata var. proctorii)
E No common name (Mitracarpus maxwelliae)
E No common name (Mitracarpus polycladus)
E No common name (Myrcia paganii)
E No common name (Polystichum calderonense)
T No common name (Schoepfia arenaria)
E No common name (Tectaria estremerana)
E No common name (Ternstroemia subsessilis)
E No common name (Thelypteris inabonensis)
E No common name (Thelypteris verecunda)
E No common name (Thelypteris yaucoensis)
T No common name (Varronia rupicola)
E No common name (Vernonia proctorii)
E Palo colorado (Ternstroemia luquillensis)
E Palo de jazmin (Styrax portoricensis)
E Palo de nigua (Cornutia obovata)
E Palo de ramon (Banara vanderbiltii)
E Palo de rosa (Ottoschulzia rhodoxylon)
E Pelos del diablo (Aristida portoricensis)
E Peperomia, Wheeler's (Peperomia wheeleri)
E Prickly-ash, St. Thomas (Zanthoxylum thomasianum)
E Uvillo (Eugenia haematocarpa)
E Walnut (=Nogal), West Indian (Juglans jamaicensis)