Endangered Mississippi Species

An endangered species, as defined by Mississippi law, is any species or subspecies of wildlife whose survival and continued welfare in the state is in jeopardy or is likely to become so in the near future. Listed below are the endangered species in Mississippi. 

The Mississippi Wildlife Federation is commited to doing its part to ensure these species are around for future generations to see through a variety of programs and educational activities offered to the public throughout the year.  In addition, please visit the website of the Mississippi Museum of Natural Science to learn more about these endangered species and what you can do to help.

PLANTS
American Chaffseed
Louisiana Quillwort
Pondberry Spicebush
Price’s Potato Bean

MUSSELS
Alabama Moccasinshell
Black Clubshell
Cumberlandian Combshell
Delicate Spike
Fat Pocketbook
Inflated Heelsplitter
Kidney Shell
Monkeyface
Mucket
Orange-nacre Mucket
Ovate Clubshell
Purple Wartyback
Pyramid Pigtoe
Rabbitsfoot
Sheepnose
Slabside Pearlymussel
Snuffbox
Southern Clubshell
Southern Combshell
Southern Pink Pigtoe
Southern Round Pigtoe
Spike
Stirrupshell

CRAYFISH
Camp Shelby Burrowing Crayfish

INSECT
American Burying Beetle

FISHES
Alabama Sturgeon
Bayou Darter
Bigeye Shiner
Crystal Darter
Frecklebelly Madtom
Greenside Darter
Gulf Sturgeon
Ironcolor Shiner
Northern Madtom
Pallid Sturgeon
Pearl Darter
Slender Madtom
Slenderhead Darter
Southern Redbelly Dace
Suckermouth Minnow

AMPHIBIANS
Cave Salamander
Mississippi Gopher Frog
Green Salamander
One-toed Amphiuma
Spring Salmander

REPTILES
Atlantic Ridley
Black-knobbed Sawback
Black Pine Snake
Eastern Indigo Snake
Gopher Tortoise
Green Turtle
Hawksbill Turtle
Leatherback Turtle
Loggerhead Turtle
Alabama Red-bellied Turtle
Rainbow Snake
Ringed Sawback
Southern Hognose Snake
Yellow-blotched Sawback

BIRDS
Bachman’s Warbler
Bald Eagle
Bewick’s Wren
Brown Pelican
Ivory-billed Woodpecker
Least Tern
Mississippi Sandhill Crane
Peregrine Falcon
Piping Plover
Red-cockaded Woodpecker
Snowy Plover
Wood Stork

MAMMALS
Black Bear
Florida Panther
Gray Bat
Indiana Bat
West Indian Manatee
Whales, Order Cetacea, excluding Family Delphinidae