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Amphibians Birds Fishes Insects Mammals Mollusks Reptiles Spiders

Status codes:
END = Endangered
THR = Threatened
SPC = Special Concern
CAND = Candidate Species for Listing

Amphibians

Group Scientific Name Common Name State Status Federal Status Rationale for listing
Amphibians Acris crepitans Northern Cricket Frog END MN Endangered
Amphibians Ambystoma maculatum Spotted Salamander Tracked in MN heritage database
Amphibians Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed Salamander SPC MN Special Concern
Amphibians Necturus maculosus Common Mudpuppy Host to threatened salamander mussel. Commercially exploited by biological supply companies that are hard to monitor; also vulnerable to the lampricide TFM.
Amphibians Plethodon cinereus Eastern Red-backed Salamander Info and status needed given loss of habitat.
Amphibians Rana palustris Pickerel Frog Tracked in MN heritage database. Natural range is in MN, uses cold water streams, a vulnerable habitat.

Birds

Group Scientific Name Common Name State Status Federal Status Rationale for listing
Birds Accipiter gentilis Northern Goshawk On USFS sensitive species list - vulnerable habitat (large patches of mature forest), may be regionally declining, tracked by MN DNR Heritage.
Birds Aechmophorus occidentalis Western Grebe Declining MN population, with only 4 nesting colonies. Declining habitat. Been several nesting failures. Tracked in MN DNR Heritage database.
Birds Aegolius funereus Boreal Owl Meets several criteria - declining habitat, rare and declining in MN, not adequately surveyed by breeding bird survey, tracked by MN DNR heritage.
Birds Ammodramus bairdii Baird's Sparrow END MN Endangered
Birds Ammodramus henslowii Henslow's Sparrow END MN Endangered
Birds Ammodramus leconteii Le Conte's Sparrow Highest Partners in Flight Priority (PIF 1) in the Boreal Hardwood Transition plan (BCR12).
Birds Ammodramus nelsoni Nelson's Sharp-tailed Sparrow SPC MN Special Concern
Birds Ammodramus savannarum Grasshopper Sparrow High Partners in Flight Priority (PIF 2) in several Bird Conservation Regions (BCRs)
Birds Anas acuta Northern Pintail Continental population stable since 1985, but significant long-term decline dating to the 1950s; MN population low and declining since 1986.
Birds Anas rubripes American Black Duck Continental population declining, MN population low (<1,000) based on 1991-93 Black Duck Survey.
Birds Anthus spragueii Sprague's Pipit END MN Endangered
Birds Arenaria interpres Ruddy Turnstone High Priority (4) in the Prairie Pothole (BCR11) Shorebird Plan
Birds Asio flammeus Short-eared Owl SPC MN Special Concern
Birds Aythya affinis Lesser Scaup Continental population declining since 1985 and long-term (Lesser and Greater combined), MN population stable but survey poorly timed for breeding scaup.
Birds Bartramia longicauda Upland Sandpiper High Priority (4) in all Bird Conservation Regions of Shorebird Plans
Birds Botaurus lentiginosus American Bittern High priority in all Bird Conservation Regions of Waterbird plans
Birds Buteo lineatus Red-shouldered Hawk SPC MN Special Concern
Birds Buteo swainsoni Swainson's Hawk Partners in Flight Continental Watchlist
Birds Calcarius ornatus Chestnut-collared Longspur END MN Endangered
Birds Calidris alpina Dunlin High Priority (4) in the Prairie Pothole (BCR11) Shorebird Plan
Birds Calidris fuscicollis White-rumped Sandpiper High Priority (4) in the Prairie Pothole (BCR11) Shorebird Plan
Birds Calidris pusilla Semipalmated Sandpiper High Priority (4) in the Prairie Pothole (BCR11) Shorebird Plan
Birds Caprimulgus vociferus Whip-poor-will Not well monitored by breeding bird surveys. Declining populations, insectivore and aerial feeder - special resource needs. Id'd on USFWS reg. 3 concern list.
Birds Catharus fuscescens Veery Highest Partners in Flight Priority (PIF 1) in the Boreal Hardwood Transition plan (BCR12)
Birds Charadrius melodus Piping Plover END END Fedrally endangered in Great Lakes watershed, federally threatened elsewhere. MN Endangered
Birds Chlidonias niger Black Tern High priority in all Bird Conservation Regions Waterbird plans
Birds Chordeiles minor Common Nighthawk Not well monitored by breeding bird surveys. Declining populations, insectivore and aerial feeder - special resource needs.
Birds Circus cyaneus Northern Harrier High Partners in Flight Priority (PIF 2) in several Bird Conservation Regions (BCRs)
Birds Cistothorus palustris Marsh Wren High Partners in Flight Priority (PIF 2) in several Bird Conservation Regions (BCRs)
Birds Cistothorus platensis Sedge Wren Highest Partners in Flight Priority (PIF 1) in several Bird Conservation Regions (BCRs)
Birds Coccyzus erythropthalmus Black-billed Cuckoo Highest Partners in Flight Priority (PIF 1) in several Bird Conservation Regions (BCRs)
Birds Contopus cooperi Olive-sided Flycatcher Partners in Flight Continental Watchlist
Birds Contopus virens Eastern Wood-pewee High Partners in Flight Priority (PIF 2A ) in the Boreal Hardwood Transition plan (BCR12). Also shows one of the most significant declines in the NRRI forest bird monitoring.
Birds Coturnicops noveboracensis Yellow Rail SPC MN Special Concern, High priority in several BCRs of Waterbird Plans
Birds Cygnus buccinator Trumpeter Swan THR MN Threatened
Birds Dendroica caerulescens Black-throated Blue Warbler Highest Partners in Flight Priority (PIF 1) in the Boreal Hardwood Transition plan (BCR12)
Birds Dendroica castanea Bay-breasted Warbler Partners in Flight Continental Watchlist
Birds Dendroica cerulea Cerulean Warbler SPC MN Special Concern
Birds Dendroica tigrina Cape May Warbler Highest Partners in Flight Priority (PIF 1) in the Boreal Hardwood Transition plan (BCR12)
Birds Dolichonyx oryzivorus Bobolink Highest Partners in Flight Priority (PIF 1) in several Bird Conservation Regions (BCRs)
Birds Empidonax minimus Least Flycatcher High Partners in Flight Priority (PIF 2A ) in the Boreal Hardwood Transition plan (BCR12)
Birds Empidonax traillii Willow Flycatcher Partners in Flight Continental Watchlist
Birds Empidonax virescens Acadian Flycatcher SPC MN Special Concern
Birds Euphagus carolinus Rusty Blackbird Partners in Flight Continental Watchlist
Birds Falcipennis canadensis Spruce Grouse Not well monitored by BBS, on USFS sensitive species list, vulnerable habitat, not much known about population trends, however.
Birds Falco peregrinus Peregrine Falcon THR MN Threatened
Birds Gallinula chloropus Common Moorhen SPC MN Special Concern, Moderate concern in several BCRs of Waterbird Plans
Birds Gavia immer Common Loon High priority in several Bird Conservation Regions of Waterbird plans
Birds Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle SPC THR Federally Threatened, MN Special Concern
Birds Hylocichla mustelina Wood Thrush Partners in Flight Continental Watchlist
Birds Ixobrychus exilis Least Bittern Moderate priority in all Bird Conservation Regions (BCRs) of Waterbird plan
Birds Lanius ludovicianus Loggerhead Shrike THR MN Threatened
Birds Larus pipixcan Franklin's Gull SPC MN Special Concern
Birds Limnodromus griseus Short-billed Dowitcher High Priority (4) in several Bird Conservation Regions of Shorebird Plans
Birds Limosa fedoa Marbled Godwit SPC MN Special Concern, Priority 4 on all BCRs of Shorebird plans.
Birds Limosa haemastica Hudsonian Godwit High Priority (4) in the Prairie Pothole (BCR11) Shorebird Plan
Birds Melanerpes erythrocephalus Red-headed Woodpecker Partners in Flight Continental Watchlist
Birds Melospiza georgiana Swamp Sparrow High Partners in Flight Priority (PIF 2A ) in the Prairie Hardwood Transition plan (BCR 23). Partners in Flight shows rangewide declines and also a continental stewardship species.
Birds Numenius phaeopus Whimbrel High Priority (4) in all Bird Conservation Regions of Shorebird Plans
Birds Nycticorax nycticorax Black-crowned Night-heron Med to high priority in Waterbird plans
Birds Oporornis agilis Connecticut Warbler Highest Partners in Flight Priority (PIF 1) in the Boreal Hardwood Transition plan (BCR12)
Birds Pelecanus erythrorhynchos American White Pelican SPC MN Special Concern
Birds Phalaropus tricolor Wilson's Phalarope THR MN Threatened, High Priority (4) in all Bird Conservation Regions (BCRs) of Shorebird Plans
Birds Pheucticus ludovicianus Rose-breasted Grosbeak High Partners in Flight Priority (PIF 2A ) in the Boreal Hardwood Transition plan (BCR12) and also significant regional declines indicated in NRRI Forest Bird monitoring.
Birds Picoides arcticus Black-backed Woodpecker High Partners in Flight Priority (PIF 2C ) in the Boreal Hardwood Transition plan (BCR12). Range more extensive in MN than N 3-toed woodpecker and also has high regional threats (habitat needs of large burned areas).
Birds Pluvialis dominica American Golden-plover High Priority (4) in the Prairie Pothole (BCR11) Shorebird Plan
Birds Podiceps auritus Horned Grebe THR MN Threatened, Moderate concern in several Bird Conservation Regions (BCRs) of Waterbird Plans
Birds Podiceps grisegena Red-necked Grebe High and medium priority in Waterbird Plans, uncommon, wetland habitat declining. Threatened in WI.
Birds Podiceps nigricollis Eared Grebe Moderate concern in the Prairie Pothole (BCR 11) Waterbird plan
Birds Poecile hudsonica Boreal Chickadee Suggested addition by feedback team. Sharp continental population decline (PIF=5), threatened habitat.
Birds Protonotaria citrea Prothonotary Warbler Partners in Flight Continental Watchlist
Birds Rallus elegans King Rail END MN Endangered
Birds Rallus limicola Virginia Rail Moderate concern in the Prairie Pothole (BCR 11) Waterbird plan
Birds Recurvirostra americana American Avocet High Priority (4) in the Prairie Pothole (BCR11) Shorebird Plan
Birds Scolopax minor American Woodcock High Priority (4) in all Bird Conservation Regions of Shorebird Plans
Birds Seiurus aurocapillus Ovenbird While does not meet PIF priority (2B), the NRRI Forest Bird monitoring shows highly significant regional declines. Also vulnerable habitat (forest interior).
Birds Seiurus motacilla Louisiana Waterthrush SPC MN Special Concern
Birds Speotyto cunicularia Burrowing Owl END MN Endangered
Birds Sphyrapicus varius Yellow-bellied Sapsucker High Partners in Flight Priority (PIF 2A ) in the Boreal Hardwood Transition plan (BCR12). Also significant regional declines in NRRI Forest Brid Monitoring.
Birds Spiza americana Dickcissel Partners in Flight Continental Watchlist
Birds Spizella pusilla Field Sparrow Highest Partners in Flight Priority (PIF 1) in several Bird Conservation Regions (BCRs). Significant population declines.
Birds Stelgidopteryx serripennis Northern Rough-winged Swallow High Partners in Flight Priority (PIF 2) in several Bird Conservation Regions (BCRs)
Birds Sterna forsteri Forster's Tern SPC MN Special Concern
Birds Sterna hirundo Common Tern THR MN Threatened, High priority in all Bird Conservation Regions (BCRs) of Waterbird plans
Birds Sturnella magna Eastern Meadowlark On USFWS Region 3 concern list. Suggested addition. Precipitous continental population decline, habitat inperiled.
Birds Toxostoma rufum Brown Thrasher Highest Partners in Flight Priority (PIF 2A) in several Bird Conservation Regions (BCRs)
Birds Tringa melanoleuca Greater Yellowlegs High Priority (4) in several Bird Conservation Regions of Shorebird Plans
Birds Troglodytes troglodytes Winter Wren Highly significant population declines in NRRI Forest Bird Monitoring.
Birds Tryngites subruficollis Buff-breasted Sandpiper High priority (4) in all Bird Conservation Regions of Shorebird Plans
Birds Tympanuchus cupido Greater Prairie-chicken SPC MN Special Concern
Birds Tympanuchus phasianellus Sharp-tailed Grouse Populations well below the range of natural variation in Minnesota. Was historically the dominant prairie Galliform.
Birds Vermivora chrysoptera Golden-winged Warbler Partners in Flight Continental Watchlist
Birds Vermivora pinus Blue-winged Warbler Partners in Flight Continental Watchlist
Birds Vireo bellii Bell's Vireo Partners in Flight Continental Watchlist, Tracked in MN heritage database
Birds Wilsonia canadensis Canada Warbler Partners in Flight Continental Watchlist
Birds Wilsonia citrina Hooded Warbler SPC MN Special Concern
Birds Zonotrichia albicollis White-throated Sparrow Suggested addition. Highly significant regional population declines in NRRI Forest Bird Monitoring.

Fishes

Group Scientific Name Common Name State Status Federal Status Rationale for listing
Fishes Acipenser fulvescens Lake Sturgeon SPC MN Special Concern, generally recovering in historic drainages
Fishes Alosa chrysochloris Skipjack Herring SPC MN Special Concern, absent for decades, but has been reported sporadically since 1986
Fishes Ammocrypta asprella Crystal Darter SPC MN Special Concern, difficult to sample and assess
Fishes Ammocrypta clara Western Sand Darter Preferred habitats rarely sampled
Fishes Anguilla rostrata American Eel Catadromis, difficult to sample and assess, special concern in WI
Fishes Aphredoderus sayanus Pirate Perch SPC MN Special Concern, preferred habitats rarely sampled
Fishes Campostoma oligolepis Largescale Stoneroller Secure in St. Croix and lower Mississippi drainages, rare in Minnesota drainage
Fishes Clinostomus elongatus Redside Dace Reduced distribution, special concern in WI, extirpated in IA
Fishes Coregonus hoyi Bloater Classified as Vulnerable in the IUCN Red List. Commercial species in Lake Superior, taxonomy of genus suspect.
Fishes Coregonus kiyi Kiyi SPC MN Special Concern, reported occasionally along North Shore of Lake Superior, taxonomy of genus suspect
Fishes Coregonus nipigon Nipigon cisco Known distribution restricted to Saganaga Lake in far NE Minnesota/southern Ontario.
Fishes Coregonus zenithicus Shortjaw Cisco SPC MN Special Concern, reported rarely along North Shore of Lake Superior, and recently, in two inland lakes, taxonomy of genus suspect
Fishes Cottus ricei Spoonhead sculpin Restricted to Lake Superior and one inland lake
Fishes Couesius plumbeus Lake Chub Secure in Lake Superior, reduced distribution in inland lakes and streams
Fishes Cycleptus elongatus Blue Sucker SPC MN Special Concern, recovering and expanding range into Minnesota River
Fishes Cyprinella lutrensis Red Shiner Restricted to Missouri drainage, far less common than federally endangered Topeka shiner
Fishes Erimystax x-punctata Gravel Chub SPC MN Special Concern, restricted to Root and Upper and Iowa Rivers
Fishes Etheostoma asprigene Mud Darter Secure in lower Mississippi River, rare in St. Croix River, special concern in WI
Fishes Etheostoma chlorosoma Bluntnose Darter Tracked in MN heritage database, two collections since 1997, previously assumed extirpated
Fishes Etheostoma microperca Least Darter SPC MN Special Concern, recently found at several new localities, possibly due to more effective sampling methods
Fishes Fundulus sciadicus Plains Topminnow SPC MN Special Concern, restricted to Missouri drainage, far less common than federally endangered Topeka shiner
Fishes Hybognathus nuchalis Mississippi Silvery Minnow Reduced distribution possibly due to reservoirs, similar decline reported in TVA reservoirs
Fishes Ichthyomyzon fossor Northern Brook Lamprey SPC MN Special Concern, secure in Lake of the Woods drainage, one population remains in Lake Superior drainage while others possibly extirpated by lampricide used to control sea lampreys, rare in Zumbro and Upper Iowa Rivers
Fishes Ichthyomyzon gagei Southern Brook Lamprey SPC MN Special Concern, restricted to, but secure in the St. Croix drainage
Fishes Ictiobus niger Black Buffalo SPC MN Special Concern, rarely reported, but recently has expanded range into Minnesota River
Fishes Lampetra appendix American Brook Lamprey Tracked in MN heritage database, recently found at three localities in Minnesota River drainage where it had been absent for decades, secure in the lower Mississippi drainage
Fishes Lepomis gulosus Warmouth Restricted to Mississippi River in SE MN, one introduced population in Lake of the Woods drainage
Fishes Lepomis megalotis Longear Sunfish Very spotty distribution, threatened in WI
Fishes Lythrurus umbratilis Redfin Shiner Reduced distribution, Threatened in WI
Fishes Macrhybopsis aestivalis Speckled chub Secure in MN and lower Miss rivers, extirpated in St.Croix, threatened in WI
Fishes Morone mississippiensis Yellow Bass SPC MN Special Concern, restricted distribution
Fishes Moxostoma carinatum River Redhorse Secure in St. Croix and lower Mississippi Rivers, extirpated in Minnesota Rivers, threatened in WI
Fishes Moxostoma duquesnei Black Redhorse Tracked in MN heritage database, restricted to the Zumbro, Root, and Upper Iowa Rivers
Fishes Moxostoma valenciennesi Greater Redhorse Secure in upper Mississippi and St. Croix drainages, extirpated in Lake of the Woods drainage, threatened in WI
Fishes Myoxocephalus thompsoni Deepwater Sculpin Restricted to Lake Superior and one inland lake
Fishes Notropis amnis Pallid Shiner SPC MN Special Concern
Fishes Notropis anogenus Pugnose Shiner SPC MN Special Concern, difficult to identify in field
Fishes Notropis nubilus Ozark Minnow SPC MN Special Concern, restricted to the Zumbro, Root, and Cedar Rivers
Fishes Notropis topeka Topeka Shiner SPC END Federally Endangered, historically occurred in the Mississippi River drainage in Southeast Minnesota south of St. Anthony Falls
Fishes Noturus exilis Slender Madtom SPC MN Special Concern, restricted to one stream
Fishes Opsopoeodus emiliae Pugnose Minnow Exhibits wide fluctuation in abundance
Fishes Percina evides Gilt Darter SPC MN Special Concern, restricted to, but secure in the St. Croix drainage
Fishes Phenacobius mirabilis Suckermouth Minnow Reduced distribution
Fishes Platygobio gracilis flathead chub One collection from Red River of the North, additional occurrences in southern Manitoba
Fishes Polyodon spathula Paddlefish THR MN Threatened, generally recovering in historic drainages
Fishes Prosopium coulteri pygmy whitefish Disjunct population, difficult to sample and assess, special concern in WI
Fishes Scaphirhynchus platorynchus Shovelnose Sturgeon Tracked in MN heritage database, rapidly recovering

Insects

Group Scientific Name Common Name State Status Federal Status Rationale for listing
Insects Aflexia rubranura Red Tailed Prairie Leafhopper SPC MN Special Concern
Insects Agapetus tomus A Caddisfly SPC MN Special Concern
Insects Allocapnia illinoensis A Stonefly Heritage G3
Insects Asynarchus rossi A Caddisfly SPC MN Special Concern
Insects Atrytone arogos Arogos Skipper SPC MN Special Concern
Insects Ceraclea brevis A Caddisfly SPC MN Special Concern
Insects Ceraclea vertreesi Vertrees's Ceraclean Caddisfly SPC MN Special Concern
Insects Chilostigma itascae Headwater Chilostigman Caddisfly END MN Endangered
Insects Cicindela denikei A Tiger Beetle THR MN Threatened
Insects Cicindela fulgida fulgida A Tiger Beetle END MN Endangered
Insects Cicindela fulgida westbournei A Tiger Beetle THR MN Threatened
Insects Cicindela hirticollis rhodensis A Tiger Beetle SPC MN Special Concern
Insects Cicindela lepida Little White Tiger Beetle THR MN Threatened
Insects Cicindela limbata nympha A Tiger Beetle END MN Endangered
Insects Cicindela macra macra A Tiger Beetle SPC MN Special Concern
Insects Cicindela patruela patruela A Tiger Beetle SPC MN Special Concern
Insects Cicindela splendida cyanocephalata A Tiger Beetle SPC MN Special Concern
Insects Epidemia epixanthe michiganensis Bog Copper Tracked in MN heritage database
Insects Erebia disa mancinus Disa Alpine SPC MN Special Concern
Insects Erynnis persius Persius Duskywing END MN Endangered
Insects Euphyes bimacula illinois Two-spotted Skipper Tracked in MN heritage database
Insects Gomphus crassus Handsome Clubtail Heritage G3
Insects Gomphus notatus Elusive Clubtail Not on MN dragonfly checklist. Heritage G3
Insects Gomphus ventricosus Skillet Clubtail Heritage G3
Insects Gomphus viridifrons Green-faced Clubtail Heritage G3
Insects Hesperia comma assiniboia Assiniboia Skipper END MN Endangered
Insects Hesperia dacotae Dakota Skipper THR CAND MN Threatened. Federal candidate
Insects Hesperia leonardus leonardus Leonard's Skipper SPC MN Special Concern
Insects Hesperia leonardus pawnee Pawnee Skipper SPC MN Special Concern
Insects Hesperia ottoe Ottoe Skipper THR MN Threatened
Insects Hesperia uncas Uncas Skipper END MN Endangered
Insects Hydroptila metoeca A Caddisfly SPC MN Special Concern
Insects Hydroptila novicola A Caddisfly SPC MN Special Concern
Insects Hydroptila tortosa A Caddisfly SPC MN Special Concern
Insects Hygrotus sylvanus Sylvan Hygrotus Diving Beetle Heritage G1
Insects Isogenoides olivaceus A Perlid Stonefly Heritage G3
Insects Isogenoides varians A Stonefly Heritage G3
Insects Lycaeides idas nabokovi Nabokov's Blue SPC MN Special Concern
Insects Lycaeides melissa samuelis Karner Blue END END Federally Endangered, MN Endangered
Insects Oarisma garita Garita Skipper THR MN Threatened
Insects Oarisma powesheik Powesheik Skipper SPC MN Special Concern
Insects Oeneis macounii Macoun's Arctic Tracked in MN heritage database
Insects Oeneis uhleri varuna Uhler's Arctic END MN Endangered
Insects Ophiogomphus anomalis Extra-striped Snaketail SPC MN Special Concern
Insects Ophiogomphus howei Pygmy Snaketail Heritage G3
Insects Ophiogomphus susbehcha St. Croix Snaketail SPC MN Special Concern
Insects Oxyethira ecornuta A Caddisfly SPC MN Special Concern
Insects Oxyethira itascae A Caddisfly SPC MN Special Concern
Insects Papaipema beeriana Blazing Star Stem Borer Heritage G3
Insects Phyciodes batesii Tawny Crescent Tracked in MN heritage database
Insects Polycentropus milaca A Caddisfly SPC MN Special Concern
Insects Protoptila talola A Caddisfly SPC MN Special Concern
Insects Pyrgus centaureae freija Grizzled Skipper SPC MN Special Concern
Insects Schinia indiana Phlox Moth SPC MN Special Concern
Insects Setodes guttatus A Caddisfly SPC MN Special Concern
Insects Speyeria idalia Regal Fritillary SPC MN Special Concern

Mammals

Group Scientific Name Common Name State Status Federal Status Rationale for listing
Mammals Canis lupus Gray Wolf SPC THR Federally THR, MN Special Concern
Mammals Cervus elaphus Elk SPC MN Special Concern
Mammals Cryptotis parva Least Shrew SPC MN Special Concern
Mammals Felis concolor Mountain Lion SPC MN Special Concern
Mammals Lynx canadensis Canada Lynx SPC THR Federally Threatened
Mammals Microtus chrotorrhinus Rock Vole Tracked in MN heritage database
Mammals Microtus ochrogaster Prairie Vole SPC MN Special Concern
Mammals Microtus pinetorum Woodland Vole SPC MN Special Concern
Mammals Mustela nivalis Least Weasel SPC MN Special Concern
Mammals Myotis septentrionalis Northern Myotis SPC MN Special Concern
Mammals Onychomys leucogaster Northern Grasshopper Mouse Tracked in MN heritage database
Mammals Perognathus flavescens Plains Pocket Mouse SPC MN Special Concern
Mammals Phenacomys intermedius Heather Vole SPC MN Special Concern
Mammals Pipistrellus subflavus Eastern Pipistrelle SPC MN Special Concern
Mammals Reithrodontomys megalotis Western Harvest Mouse Tracked in MN heritage database
Mammals Sorex fumeus Smoky Shrew SPC MN Special Concern
Mammals Spermophilus franklinii Franklin's Ground Squirrel Stewardship species - stable population in MN, declining in region.
Mammals Spermophilus richardsonii Richardson's Ground Squirrel Tracked in MN heritage database
Mammals Spilogale putorius Eastern Spotted Skunk THR MN Threatened
Mammals Synaptomys borealis Northern Bog Lemming SPC MN Special Concern
Mammals Taxidea taxus American Badger Dependent on rare and declining grassland habitat, population numbers are not fully known, protected in WI, IL, MI.
Mammals Thomomys talpoides Northern Pocket Gopher SPC MN Special Concern

Mollusks

Group Scientific Name Common Name State Status Federal Status Rationale for listing
Mollusks Acella haldemani Spindle Lymnaea Heritage global ranked (G3), state occurence uncertain, landsnail
Mollusks Actinonaias ligamentina Mucket mussel THR MN Threatened
Mollusks Alasmidonta marginata Elktoe THR MN Threatened
Mollusks Arcidens confragosus Rock Pocketbook END MN Endangered
Mollusks Campeloma spp. Suggested by aquatics expert group. A genus of aquatic snails, little is known, indications of decline.
Mollusks Cumberlandia monodonta Spectaclecase THR CAND MN Threatened, Federal Candidate
Mollusks Cyclonaias tuberculata Purple Wartyback THR MN Threatened
Mollusks Ellipsaria lineolata Butterfly THR MN Threatened
Mollusks Elliptio crassidens Elephant-ear END MN Endangered
Mollusks Elliptio dilatata Spike SPC MN Special Concern
Mollusks Epioblasma triquetra Snuffbox THR MN Threatened
Mollusks Fusconaia ebena Ebonyshell END MN Endangered
Mollusks Lampsilis higginsii Higgins Eye END END Federally Endangered, MN Endangered
Mollusks Lampsilis teres Yellow Sandshell END MN Endangered
Mollusks Lasmigona compressa Creek Heelsplitter SPC MN Special Concern
Mollusks Lasmigona costata Fluted-shell SPC MN Special Concern
Mollusks Ligumia recta Black Sandshell SPC MN Special Concern
Mollusks Megalonaias nervosa Washboard THR MN Threatened
Mollusks Novasuccinea n. sp. minnesota a Minnesota Pleistocene Ambersnail THR MN Threatened
Mollusks Novasuccinea n. sp. minnesota b Iowa Pleistocene Ambersnail END MN Endangered
Mollusks Obovaria olivaria Hickorynut SPC MN Special Concern
Mollusks Planorbella corpulenta Corpulent Rams-horn Heritage Global Ranked (G2)
Mollusks Plethobasus cyphyus Sheepnose END CAND MN Endangered, Federal Candidate
Mollusks Pleurobema coccineum Round Pigtoe THR MN Threatened
Mollusks Pleurocera acuta Sharp hornsnail Population appears to have greatly declined from early 70's surveys.
Mollusks Quadrula fragosa Winged Mapleleaf END END MN Endangered, Federally Endangered.
Mollusks Quadrula metanevra Monkeyface THR MN Threatened
Mollusks Quadrula nodulata Wartyback END MN Endangered
Mollusks Simpsonaias ambigua Salamander Mussel THR MN Threatened
Mollusks Tritogonia verrucosa Pistolgrip THR MN Threatened
Mollusks Truncilla donaciformis Fawnsfoot Observed to be greatly diminished in numbers in the Mississippi and St. Croix Rivers since the 1970's
Mollusks Venustaconcha ellipsiformis Ellipse THR MN Threatened
Mollusks Vertigo bollesiana Delicate Vertigo Heritage global ranked (G3). Landsnail, found in southern Beltrami and Clearwater counties (Nekola 2002).
Mollusks Vertigo brierensis Briarton Pleistocene Snail Heritage global ranked (G1). Globally only two occurrences from Iowa, range possibly extends into Minnesota.
Mollusks Vertigo hubrichti Hubricht's Vertigo Heritage global ranked (G2). Taxonomy uncertain.
Mollusks Vertigo hubrichti hubrichti Midwest Pleistocene Vertigo END MN Endangered
Mollusks Vertigo hubrichti variabilis n. subsp. Variable Pleistocene Vertigo THR MN Threatened
Mollusks Vertigo meramecensis Bluff Vertigo THR MN Threatened
Mollusks Vertigo occulta Heritage global ranked (G2). Taxonomy uncertain.

Reptiles

Group Scientific Name Common Name State Status Federal Status Rationale for listing
Reptiles Apalone mutica Smooth Softshell SPC MN Special Concern
Reptiles Chelydra serpentina Common Snapping Turtle SPC MN Special Concern
Reptiles Clemmys insculpta Wood Turtle THR MN Threatened
Reptiles Cnemidophorus sexlineatus Six-lined Racerunner Restricted to bluff prairie habitats and are uncommon even in appropriate habitats.
Reptiles Coluber constrictor Eastern Racer SPC MN Special Concern
Reptiles Crotalus horridus Timber Rattlesnake THR MN Threatened
Reptiles Elaphe obsoleta Eastern Rat Snake SPC MN Special Concern
Reptiles Elaphe vulpina Eastern Fox Snake Tracked in MN heritage database
Reptiles Emydoidea blandingii Blanding's Turtle THR MN Threatened
Reptiles Eumeces fasciatus Five-lined Skink SPC MN Special Concern
Reptiles Heterodon nasicus Western Hognose Snake SPC MN Special Concern
Reptiles Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hognose Snake Tracked in MN heritage database
Reptiles Lampropeltis triangulum Milk snake Tracked in MN heritage database, vulnerable habitat-rock outcrops and hibernacula
Reptiles Liochlorophis vernalis Smooth Green Snake Declines noted in adj. States, MN population and distribution info lacking.
Reptiles Pituophis catenifer Gopher Snake SPC MN Special Concern
Reptiles Sistrurus catenatus Eastern Massasauga END CAND Candidate Federal ESA, MN Endangered
Reptiles Tropidoclonion lineatum Lined Snake SPC MN Special Concern

Spiders

Group Scientific Name Common Name State Status Federal Status Rationale for listing
Spiders Habronattus texanus A Jumping Spider SPC MN Special Concern
Spiders Marpissa grata A Jumping Spider SPC MN Special Concern
Spiders Metaphidippus arizonensis A Jumping Spider SPC MN Special Concern
Spiders Paradamoetas fontana A Jumping Spider SPC MN Special Concern
Spiders Phidippus apacheanus A Jumping Spider SPC MN Special Concern
Spiders Phidippus pius A Jumping Spider SPC MN Special Concern
Spiders Sassacus papenhoei A Jumping Spider SPC MN Special Concern
Spiders Tutelina formicaria A Jumping Spider SPC MN Special Concern

Status codes:
END = Endangered
THR = Threatened
SPC = Special Concern
CAND = Candidate Species for Listing



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