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Threatened and Endangered Animals of Rhode Island

Rhode Island Animals Protected by the Endangered Species Act


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The following list is an adaptation of data published at the The US Fish & Wildlife Service's Endangered Species Program Website. For the most current data, please refer to US Fish & Wildlife Service database (TESS).

Beetle, American burying (Nicrophorus americanus)
Curlew, Eskimo (Numenius borealis)
Eagle, bald (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Plover, piping (Charadrius melodus)
Puma (=cougar), eastern (Puma (=Felis) concolor couguar)
Sea turtle, hawksbill (Eretmochelys imbricata)
Sea turtle, Kemp's ridley (Lepidochelys kempii)
Sea turtle, leatherback (Dermochelys coriacea)
Sea turtle, loggerhead (Caretta caretta)
Sturgeon, shortnose (Acipenser brevirostrum)
Tern, roseate (Sterna dougallii dougallii)
Tiger beetle, northeastern beach (Cicindela dorsalis dorsalis)
Whale, finback (Balaenoptera physalus)
Whale, humpback (Megaptera novaeangliae)
Whale, right (Balaena glacialis (incl. australis))
Wolf, gray (Canis lupus)


US Fish & Wildlife Service, 2005. 'Threatened and Endangered Species (Rhode Island)' (On-line), The Endangered Species Program. Accessed June 21, 2006.

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