Table Bc07: Species of Conservation Concern in the Elk River Basin

Table Bc07: Species of Conservation Concern in the Elk River Basin

Common Name Scientific Name Status
Federal State1
Alabama lip-fern Cheilanthes alabamensis   S1
Wooly lip-fern Cheilanthes tomentosa   S1
Ozark chinquapin Castanea pumila var. ozarkensis   S2
Marine vine Cissus incisa   S2
Low prickly pear Opuntia macrorhiza   S2
Virginia whitlow wort Paronychia virginica var. scoparia   S1
Mock orange Philadelphus pubescens var. verrucosus   S1
Soapberry Sapindus drummondii   S2
Running buffalo clover Trifolium stoloniferum Endangered S1
Ozark corn salad Valerianella ozarkana   S2
Chert pebblesnail Somatogyrus rosewateri   S1, S3
Elktoe Alasmidonta marginata   S2?
Neosho mucket Lampsilis rafinesqueana   S2
Scaleshell Leptodea leptodon Candidate S2
Purple lilliput Toxolasma lividus   S2
Cave crayfish Cambarus aculabrum   SP
Bristly cave crayfish Cambarus setosis   S3
Ozark cavefish Amblyopsis rosae Threatened S2
Blue sucker Cycleptus elongatus   S3
Bluntface shiner Cyprinella camura   S2, S3
Plains topminnow Fundulus sciadicus   S3
Southern brook lamprey Ichthyomyzon gagei   S2, S3
Channel darter Percina copelandi   S3
Ringed salamander Ambystoma annulatum   S3
Northern crawfish frog Rana areolata circulosa   S3
Wood frog Rana sylvatica   S3
Eastern collared lizard Crotaphytus collaris collaris   S4
Great Plains skink Eumeces obsoletus   S2
Yellow mud turtle Kinosternon flavescens   S1
Alligator snapping turtle Macroclemys temminckii   S2
Texas horned lizard Phrynosoma cornutum   S2
Cooper's hawk Accipiter cooperii   S3
Peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus Endangered S1
Bald eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus Threatened S2
Greater prairie-chicken Tympanuchus cupido   S1
Black-tailed jackrabbit Lepus californicus   S1
Gray bat Myotis grisescens Endangered S3
Indiana bat Myotis sodalis Endangered S1

1 - S1 = critically imperiled in Missouri (usually less than 5 occurrences recorded), S2 = imperiled in Missouri (usually 6 to 20 occurrences recorded), S3 = rare and uncommon in Missouri (usually 20 to 100 occurrences recorded), S4 = widespread and abundant in Missouri but of long term concern, SP = potentially occurs in Missouri, but no reported occurrences.

Source: Missouri Natural Heritage Database (1999).

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