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Species Description

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Alewife Floater
American Alligator
American Avocet
American Bittern
American Coot
American Eel
American Golden Plover
American Kestrel (southeastern race)
American Shad
American Oystercatcher
American Sand Burrowing Mayfly
American Woodcock
Appalachian Cottontail
Atlantic Croaker
Atlantic Pigtoe
Atlantic Spadefish
Atlantic Spike
Atlantic Sturgeon
Bachman's Sparrow
Bald Eagle
Banded Darter
Banded Killifish
Bannerfin Shiner
Barn Owl
Barrel Floater
Bay Anchovy
Bay Ducks
Bewick's Wren
Big River Species
Bird-voiced Treefrog
Blackcheek Tonguefish
Black Bear
Black Duck
Black Fly
Black Rail
Black Scoter
Black Skimmer
Black Swamp Snake
Blackbanded Sunfish
Blacknose Dace
Black-bellied Plover
Black-crowned Night-Heron
Black-throated Blue Warbler
Black-throated Green Warbler
Blue Ridge Reptiles and Amphibians Guild
Bluebarred Pygmy Sunfish
Blueblack Herring
Bluefin Killifish
Blue-winged Teal
Bog Turtle
Bottlenose Dolphin
Brackish Grass Shrimp
Bridle Shiner
Brief Squid
Broad River Spiny Crayfish
Broad River Stream Crayfish
Broad-Striped Dwarf Siren
Broadtail Madtom
Brook Floater
Brother Spike
Brown-headed Nuthatch
Buff-breasted Sandpiper
Buffalo Pebblesnail
Canebreak Rattlesnake
Calvert's Emerald
Cambarus nodosus
Cambarus reflexus
Cambarus species "A"
Cambarus sp. nov "B"
Cannonball Jellyfish
Canvasback Duck
Carolina Creekshell
Carolina Darter
Carolina Fantail Darter
Carolina Gopher Frog
Carolina Heelsplitter
Carolina Lance
Carolina Pygmy Sunfish
Carolina Redhorse
Carolina Red-Backed Vole
Carolina Slabshell
Central Stoneroller
Chamberlain's Dwarf Salamander
Chestnut-sided Warbler
Chicken Turtle
Christmas Darter
Coal Skink
Colonial Nesting Seabird Guild
Colonial Nesting Wading Birds
Colonial Cavity Roosting Bats
Colorful Sea Whip
Comely Shiner
Common Ground-dove
Common Loon
Common Raven
Common Snapping Turtle
Common Tern
Common (Wilson's) Snipe
Coquina Clam
Coral Snake
Coyle's Purseweb Spider
Crevalle Jack
Daggerblade Grass Shrimp
Dark-eyed Junco
Deciduous Forest Interior Birds
Diamondback Terrapin
Diana Fritillary
Distocambarus crockeri
Distocambarus hunteri
Distocambarus youngineri
Ditch Fencing Crayfish
Early Succession Bird Group
Eastern Brook Trout
Eastern Brown Pelican
Eastern Creekshell
Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnake
Eastern Elliptio
Eastern Lampmussel
Eastern Meadowlark
Eastern Milk Snake
Eastern Pondmussel
Eastern Spotted Skunk
Eastern Wood Pewee
Eastern Woodrat
Edisto Crayfish
Elephant Predatory mosquito
Fiddler Crab
Field Sparrow
Fieryblack Shiner
Finetooth Shark
Flat Bullhead
Flatwoods Salamander
Florida Cooter
Florida Gar
Florida Green Watersnake
Florida Manatee
Florida Softshell Turtle
Forest's Tern
Forestiera Lace Bugs
Four-Toed Salamander
French Broad River Crayfish
Freshwater Snails
Ghost Crab
Glossy Ibis
Golden-crowned Kinglet
Gopher Tortoise
Grass Shrimp
Grasshopper Sparrow
Gray Kingbird
Great Blue Heron
Great Egret
Greater Scaup Duck
Greater Yellowlegs
Green Heron
Green Salamander
Green Turtle
Greenfin Shiner
Greenhead Shiner
Gulf Coast Mud Salamander
Gulf Kingfish
Gull-billed Tern
Habitats - Aquatic
Habitats - Terrestrial
Hairy-tailed Mole
Hard Clam
Hardhead Catfish
Hawksbill Turtle
Henslow's Sparrow (winter population)
Hickory Shad
Highback Chub
Highfin Carpsucker
Horned Grebe
Horseshoe Crab
Humpback Whale
Island Glass Lizard
Kemp's Ridley Turtle
King Rail
Knobbed Whelk
Least Bittern
Least Sandpiper
Least Tern
Leatherback Turtle
Lesser Scaup Duck
Lesser Yellowlegs
Lined Seahorse
Loggerhead Shrike
Loggerhead Turtle
Longleaf Pine Reptile Guild
Longnose Dace
Long-billed Curlew
Long-billed Dowitcher
Lowland Shiner
Marbled Godwit
Marsh Birds
Marsh Grass Shrimp
Marsh Periwinkle
Meadow Vole
Migratory Shorebird Guild
Mimic Crayfish
Mimic Glass Lizard
Mirror Shiner
Moretti's Protoptila Caddisfly
Mottled duck
Mountain Coniferous Forest Guild
Mud Fiddler Crab
Mud Sunfish
Naked Goby
North Atlantic Right Whale
Northern Bobwhite
Northern Cricket Frog
Northern Pintail
Northern Kingfish
Northern Lance
Northern Yellow Bat
Notched Rainbow
Notchlip Redhorse
Oconee Stream Crayfish
Off-shore Tonguefish
Ohio Shrimp
Painted Bunting (Eastern subspecies)
Pectoral Sandpiper
Pee Dee Lotic Crayfish
Peregrine Falcon
Pickerel Frog
Pied-billed Grebe
Piedmont Darter
Pine Barrens Treefrog
Pine Savannah Bird Group
Pine Snake
Pine Woods Snake
Pinewoods Darter
Piping Plover
Pod Lance
Pointy-Lobed Firefly
Pond-breeding Amphibian Guild
Prairie Warbler
Procambarus barbatus
Procambarus chacei
Procambarus echinatus
Procambarus enoplosternum
Procambarus hirsutus
Procambarus lunzi
Procambarus pubescens
Pugnose Minnow
Purple Gallinule
Purple Sandpiper
Pyramid Ants
Rayed Pink Fatmucket
Red Burrowing Crayfish
Red Crossbill
Red Knot
Redlip Shiner
Red-breasted Nuthatch
Red-cockaded Woodpecker
Red-jointed Fiddler Crab
Redeye Bass
Resident Juvenile Sea Turtle Guild
Ribbed Mussels
Ridged Lioplax
Ring-necked Duck
River Chub
River Cooter
Roanoke Slabshell
Robust Redhorse
Rock Outcrop Guild
Rocky River Crayfish
Rosyface Chub
Royal Tern
Ruffed Grouse
Sailfin Molly
Saluda Darter
Sand Fiddler Crab
Sandhills Chub
Sandhills Crayfish
Sandhills Earth Boring Scarab Beetle
Sandwich Tern
Santee Chub
Santee Crayfish
Satinfin Shiner
Savannah Darter
Savannah Lilliput
Scarlet Tanager
Sea Ducks
Seagreen Darter
Seaside Sparrow
Seepage Salamander
Seepage Slope Amphibians
Semipalmated Plover
Semipalmated Sandpiper
Shortnose Sturgeon
Short-billed Dowitcher
Shovel-nose Salamander
Smokies Needlefly
Smokey Sculpin
Snail Bullhead
Snowy Egret
Solitary Sandpiper
Southern Dusky Salamander
Southern Flounder
Southern Hognose Snake
Southern Kingfish
Southern Fox Squirrel
Southern Rainbow
Sperm Whale
Spiny Softshell Turtle
Spotted Sandpiper
Spotted Turtle
Star-nosed Mole
Stilt Sandpiper
Stone Crab
Striped Bass
Striped Killifish
Striped Mud Turtle
Striped Mullet
Swallow-tailed Kite
Swamp Rabbit
Tennessee Shiner
Tidewater Mucket
Tiger Salamander
Timber Rattlesnake
Thicklip Chub
Thinlip Chub
Treehole Predatory mosquito
Triangle Floater
Tricolored Heron
Tundra Swan
Turquoise Darter
Upland Chorus Frog
Upland Sandpiper
V-lip Redhorse
Variable Spike
Waccamaw Crayfish
Waccamaw Spike
Warpaint Shiner
Waterfowl and Allies Guild
Webster's Salamander
Western Sandpiper
White Beach Tiger Beetle
White Catfish
White Ibis
Whitemouth Shiner
Whitetail Shiner
White-rumped Sandpiper
White-winged Scoter
Wilson's Plover
Wilson's Snipe
Wood Frog
Wood Stork
Wood Thrush
Woodland Jumping Mouse
Worm-eating Warbler
Yellow Lampmussel
Yellow Rail
Yellowbelly Turtle
Yellow-crowned Night-Heron
Zigadenus Sawfly