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Endangered and Threatened Wildlife of NH

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Endangered wildlife
are those native species whose prospects for survival in New Hampshire are in danger because of a loss or change in habitat, over-exploitation, predation, competition, disease, disturbance or contamination. Assistance is needed to ensure continued existence as a viable component of the state's wildlife community.

 

Threatened wildlife are those species which may become endangered if conditions surrounding them begin, or continue, to decline.

 

 

* = Federally threatened

** = Federally endangered.

 

The endangered and threatened species list was fully viewed using the revised 2015 Wildlife Action Plan and other data supplied by experts. This list became effective March 24, 2017.

 

SPECIES LIST
MAMMALS
Endangered: Threatened:

Eastern small-footed bat, Myotis leibii

None listed at this time.
Little brown bat, Myotis lucifugus

 

* Northern long-eared bat, Myotis septentrionalis  

Tri-colored bat, Perimyotis subflavus

 
New England cottontail, Sylvilagus transitionalis  
* Canada lynx, Lynx canadensis  
** Eastern wolf, Canis lupus  
BIRDS
Endangered: Threatened:

Northern harrier, Circus cyaneus

Pied-billed grebe, Podilymbus podiceps

Common nighthawk, Chordeiles minor

Common loon, Gavia immer

* Piping plover, Charadrius melodus

Peregrine falcon, Falco peregrinus

Upland sandpiper, Bartramia longicauda

Common tern, Sterna hirundo

** Roseate tern, Sterna dougallii

* Red knot, Calidris canutus

Least tern, Sterna antillarum

Cliff swallow, Petrochelidon pyrrhonota

Golden eagle, Aquila chrysaetos

Purple martin, Progne subis

 

Cerulean warbler, Setophaga cerulea

 

Eastern meadowlark, Sturnella magna

 

Grasshopper sparrow, Ammodramus savannarum

FISH
Endangered: Threatened:
American brook lamprey, Lethenteron appendix Bridle shiner, Notropis bifrenatus
** Shortnose sturgeon, Acipenser brevirostrum Atlantic sturgeon, Acipenser oxyrinchus
  Round whitefish, Prosopium cylindraceum
REPTILES
Endangered: Threatened:
Blanding's turtle, Emydoidea blandingii Spotted turtle, Clemmys guttata
Eastern box turtle, Terrapene carolina Black racer snake, coluber constrictor
Eastern hognose snake, Heterodon platyhinos  
Timber rattlesnake, Crotalus horridus  
AMPHIBIANS
Endangered: Threatened:
Marbled salamander, Ambystoma opacum Fowler's toad, Anaxyrus fowleri
INVERTEBRATES
Endangered: Threatened:
** Dwarf wedgemussel, Alasmidonta heterodon Pine pinion moth, Lithophane lepida lepida
Brook floater mussel, Alasmidonta varicosa White Mountain arctic, Oeneis melissa semidea
Frosted elfin butterfly, Callophrys irus

Ringed boghaunter, Williamsonia lintneri

** Karner blue butterfly, Lycaeides melissa samuelis

Hessel's hairstreak, Callophrys hesseli

Persius duskywing skipper, Erynnis persius  

* Puritan tiger beetle, Cicindela puritana

 
Cobblestone tiger beetle,
Cicindela marginipennis
 
** Rusty Patched Bumblebee, Bombus affinis  
White Mountain fritillary, Boloria titania montinus