Scrub Species of Greatest Conservation Need

Mammals | Birds | Amphibians | Reptiles | Invertebrates

 

Mammals

Scientific Name

Common Name

Status

Trend

Sylvilagus floridanus Eastern Cottontail Rabbit Low Declining
Sciurus niger shermani Sherman's Fox Squirrel Low Declining
Geomys pinetis pinetis Southeastern Pocket Gopher Medium Stable
Peromyscus polionotus allophrys Choctawhatchee Beach Mouse Low Stable
Peromyscus polionotus leucocephalus Santa Rosa Beach Mouse Medium Unknown
Peromyscus polionotus niveiventris Southeastern Beach Mouse Medium Unknown
Peromyscus polionotus peninsularis St. Andrews Beach Mouse Low Unknown
Peromyscus polionotus trissyllepsis Perdido Key Beach Mouse Low Declining
Podomys floridanus Florida Mouse Medium Declining
Ursus americanus floridanus Florida Black Bear Medium Stable
Spilogale putorius Spotted Skunk Unknown Unknown
Puma concolor coryi Florida Panther Low Unknown

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Birds

Scientific Name

Common Name

Status

Trend

Colinus virginianus Northern Bobwhite Low Declining
Elanoides forficatus Swallow-tailed Kite Low Unknown
Falco sparverius paulus Southeastern American Kestrel Low Declining
Columbina passerina Common Ground-Dove Medium Declining
Athene cunicularia floridana Florida Burrowing Owl Medium Unknown
Melanerpes erythrocephalus Red-headed Woodpecker Low Declining
Picoides villosus Hairy Woodpecker Low Unknown
Colaptes auratus auratus Northern Flicker Medium Declining
Lanius ludovicianus Loggerhead Shrike Abundant Declining
Aphelocoma coerulescens Florida Scrub-Jay Low Declining

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Amphibians

Scientific Name

Common Name

Status

Trend

Notophthalmus perstriatus Striped Newt Low Declining
Pseudacris ornata Ornate Chorus Frog Unknown Unknown
Rana capito Gopher Frog Medium Declining

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Reptiles

Scientific Name

Common Name

Status

Trend

Terrapene carolina bauri Florida Box Turtle Medium Declining
Gopherus polyphemus Gopher Tortoise Medium Declining
Sceloporus woodi Florida Scrub Lizard Abundant Declining
Eumeces egregius insularis Cedar Key Mole Skink Low Stable
Eumeces egregius lividus Bluetail Mole Skink Medium Declining
Neoseps reynoldsi Sand Skink Medium Declining
Virginia valeriae Smooth Earth Snake (Highlands Co population only) Unknown Unknown
Heterodon platirhinos Eastern Hognose Snake Unknown Declining
Heterodon simus Southern Hognose Snake Low Declining
Drymarchon couperi Eastern Indigo Snake Low Declining
Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus Florida Pine Snake Medium Declining
Stilosoma extenuatum Short-tailed Snake Unknown Unknown
Tantilla relicta pamlica Coastal Dunes Crowned Snake Medium Declining
Crotalus adamanteus Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake Medium Declining

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Invertebrates

Scientific Name

Common Name

Status

Trend

Coenobita clypeatus Land Hermit Crab Unknown Unknown
Aneflomorpha delongi Delong's Aneflomorpha Unknown Unknown
Romulus globosus Round-necked Romulus Low Stable
Chelyoxenus xerobatis Gopher Tortoise Hister Beetle Low Declining
Anomala eximia Archbold (Scrub) Anomala Scarab Beetle Unknown Unknown
Aphodius troglodytes Gopher Tortoise Aphodius Commensal Scarab Beetle Unknown Unknown
Copris gopheri Gopher Tortoise Copris Commensal Scarab Beetle Unknown Unknown
Onthophagus polyphemi polyphemi Gopher Tortoise Onthophagus Commensal Scarab Beetle Unknown Unknown

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FWC Facts:
Approximately 1.7 million acres of Florida's remaining natural areas have been invaded by nonindigenous plant species, which have degraded and diminished our ecosystem.

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