Species Action Plans

Species Action Plans

The Species Action Plans (SAPs), which describe individual species threats and conservation needs, have undergone extensive internal and external review. After more than a year of hard work, all 49 Final Draft Final Species Action Plans have been completed and are available for review. While the plans will not be approved by the Commission until 2015, they are a critical part of moving toward the final goal of one Imperiled Species Management Plan.  This effort has involved more than 100 different staff from many divisions in FWC as well as input from partners and stakeholders.

 

Fish

Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus) Adobe PDF
Blackmouth shiner (Notropis melanostomus)
Bluenose shiner (Pteronotropis welaka)
Crystal darter (Crystallaria asprella) Adobe PDF
Key silverside (Menidia conchorum) Adobe PDF

Harlequin darter (Etheostoma histrio)

Lake Eustis pupfish (Cyprinodon hubbsi) Adobe PDF

Mangrove Rivulus (Rivulus marmoratus) Adobe PDF

Saltmarsh topminnow (Fundulus jenkinsi)

Southern tessellated darter (Etheostoma olmstedi maculaticeps) Adobe PDF

 

Amphibians

Florida bog frog (Lithobates okaloosae) Adobe PDF

Georgia blind salamander (Haideotriton wallacei)

Gopher frog (Lithobates capito)

Pine Barrens treefrog (Hyla andersonii) Adobe PDF

 

Reptiles

Alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii) Adobe PDF
Barbour's map turtle (Graptemys barbouri) Adobe PDF
Florida brown snake (Storeria victa)-lower Keys population only

Florida Keys mole skink (Eumeces egregius egregius) Adobe PDF

Florida pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus)

Key ringneck snake (Diadophis punctatus acricus) Adobe PDF

Peninsula ribbon snake (Thamnophis sauritus sackenii)-lower Keys population only Adobe PDF


Red rat snake (Elaphe guttata)-lower Keys population only
Rim rock crowned snake (Tantilla oolitica)

Short-tailed snake (Stilosoma extenuatum)

Striped mud turtle (Kinosternon baurii)-lower Keys population only Adobe PDF

Suwannee cooter (Pseudemys suwanniensis) Adobe PDF

Birds

American oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus) Adobe PDF
Black skimmer (Rynchops niger) Adobe PDF

Brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis) Adobe PDF

Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia) Adobe PDF

Florida sandhill crane (Grus canadensis pratensis)

Least tern (Sterna antillarum) Adobe PDF
Limpkin (Aramus guarauna) Adobe PDF
Little blue heron (Egretta caerulea) Adobe PDF

Marian's marsh wren (Cistothorus palustris marianae) 
Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)-Monroe County population only Adobe PDF

Reddish egret (Egretta rufescens) Adobe PDF
Roseate spoonbill (Platalea ajaja)
 Adobe PDF
Scott's seaside sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus peninsulae)
Snowy egret (Egretta thula) Adobe PDF

Snowy plover (Charadrius alexandrinus) Adobe PDF
Southeastern American kestrel (Falco sparverius paulus)

Tricolored heron (Egretta tricolor) Adobe PDF
Wakulla seaside sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus juncicola)
White-crowned pigeon (Patagioenas leucocephala) Adobe PDF

White ibis (Eudocimus albus) Adobe PDF
Worthington's marsh wren (Cistothorus palustris griseus)

Mammals

Big Cypress fox squirrel (Sciurus niger avicennia) Adobe PDF

Eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus) Adobe PDF

Everglades mink (Neovison vison evergladensis) Adobe PDF
Florida bonneted bat (Eumops glaucinus floridanus) Adobe PDF

Florida mouse (Podomys floridanus)

Homosassa shrew (Sorex longirostris eonis)

Sanibel Island rice rat (Oryzomys palustris sanibeli) Adobe PDF

Sherman's fox squirrel (Sciurus niger shermani) Adobe PDF

Sherman's short-tailed shrew (Blarina carolinensis shermani)

Corals

Pillar coral (Dendrogyra cylindricus) Adobe PDF

Mollusks

Florida tree snail (Liguus fasciatus) Adobe PDF

Crustaceans

Black Creek crayfish, also known as Spotted royal crayfish (Procambarus pictus) Adobe PDF
Santa Fe Cave crayfish (Procambarus erythrops) Adobe PDF



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