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Threatened and Endangered Animals of Tennessee

Tennessee 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).

Acornshell, southern (Epioblasma othcaloogensis)
Bat, gray (Myotis grisescens)
Bat, Indiana (Myotis sodalis)
Bean, Cumberland (pearlymussel) (Villosa trabalis)
Bean, purple (Villosa perpurpurea)
Beetle, American burying (Nicrophorus americanus)
Blossom, green (pearlymussel) (Epioblasma torulosa gubernaculum)
Blossom, tubercled (pearlymussel) (Epioblasma torulosa torulosa)
Blossom, turgid (pearlymussel) (Epioblasma turgidula)
Blossom, yellow (pearlymussel) (Epioblasma florentina florentina)
Catspaw (=purple cat's paw pearlymussel) (Epioblasma obliquata obliquata)
Chub, slender (Erimystax cahni)
Chub, spotfin (Erimonax monachus)
Clubshell (Pleurobema clava)
Clubshell, ovate (Pleurobema perovatum)
Clubshell, southern (Pleurobema decisum)
Combshell, Cumberlandian (Epioblasma brevidens)
Combshell, upland (Epioblasma metastriata)
Crayfish, Nashville (Orconectes shoupi)
Curlew, Eskimo (Numenius borealis)
Dace, blackside (Phoxinus cumberlandensis)
Darter, amber (Percina antesella)
Darter, bluemask (=jewel) (Etheostoma sp.)
Darter, boulder (Etheostoma wapiti)
Darter, duskytail (Etheostoma percnurum)
Darter, goldline (Percina aurolineata)
Darter, slackwater (Etheostoma boschungi)
Darter, snail (Percina tanasi)
Eagle, bald (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)
Elktoe, Appalachian (Alasmidonta raveneliana)
Elktoe, Cumberland (Alasmidonta atropurpurea)
Fanshell (Cyprogenia stegaria)
Kidneyshell, triangular (Ptychobranchus greenii)
Lampmussel, Alabama (Lampsilis virescens)
Lilliput, pale (pearlymussel) (Toxolasma cylindrellus)
Logperch, Conasauga (Percina jenkinsi)
Madtom, pygmy (Noturus stanauli)
Madtom, smoky (Noturus baileyi)
Madtom, yellowfin (Noturus flavipinnis)
Marstonia, royal (snail) (Pyrgulopsis ogmorhaphe)
Moccasinshell, Coosa (Medionidus parvulus)
Monkeyface, Appalachian (pearlymussel) (Quadrula sparsa)
Monkeyface, Cumberland (pearlymussel) (Quadrula intermedia)
Mucket, pink (pearlymussel) (Lampsilis abrupta)
Mussel, oyster (Epioblasma capsaeformis)
Mussel, scaleshell (Leptodea leptodon)
Panther, Florida (Puma (=Felis) concolor coryi)
Pearlymussel, birdwing (Conradilla caelata)
Pearlymussel, cracking (Hemistena lata)
Pearlymussel, dromedary (Dromus dromas)
Pearlymussel, littlewing (Pegias fabula)
Pigtoe, Cumberland (Pleurobema gibberum)
Pigtoe, finerayed (Fusconaia cuneolus)
Pigtoe, rough (Pleurobema plenum)
Pigtoe, shiny (Fusconaia cor)
Pigtoe, southern (Pleurobema georgianum)
Pimpleback, orangefoot (pearlymussel) (Plethobasus cooperianus)
Pocketbook, finelined (Lampsilis altilis)
Puma (=cougar), eastern (Puma (=Felis) concolor couguar)
Rabbitsfoot, rough (Quadrula cylindrica strigillata)
Riffleshell, tan (Epioblasma florentina walkeri (=E. walkeri))
Ring pink (mussel) (Obovaria retusa)
Riversnail, Anthony's (Athearnia anthonyi)
Shiner, blue (Cyprinella caerulea)
Shiner, palezone (Notropis albizonatus)
Snail, painted snake coiled forest (Anguispira picta)
Spider, spruce-fir moss (Microhexura montivaga)
Squirrel, Carolina northern flying (Glaucomys sabrinus coloratus)
Sturgeon, pallid (Scaphirhynchus albus)
Tern, least (Sterna antillarum)
Wartyback, white (pearlymussel) (Plethobasus cicatricosus)
Wolf, gray (Canis lupus)

Refs:

US Fish & Wildlife Service, 2005. 'Threatened and Endangered Species (Tennessee)' (On-line), The Endangered Species Program. Accessed June 27, 2007.

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