Threatened and Endangered Species in South Carolina

Articles on select species researched and written by SCWF members and volunteers
(**note publication dates for each article – some details may be outdated)
 

Endangered Animals -

American Swallow-tailed Kite - Elanoides forficatus
Bachman’s Warbler - Vermivora bachmanii
Carolina Heelsplitter - Lasmigona decorata
Carolina Pygmy Sunfish - Elassoma boehlkei
Eastern Cougar - Puma concolor cougar
Flatwoods Salamander - Ambystoma cingulatum
Gopher Frog - Rana capito
Gopher Tortoise - Gopherus polyphemus
Indiana Bat - Myotis sodalis
Rafinesque's Big-eared Bat – Corynorhinus rafinesquii
Red-cockaded Woodpecker - Picoides borealis
Shortnose Sturgeon - Acipenser brevirostrum
Webster's Salamander - Plethodon websteri
West-Indian Manatee - Trichechus manatus

 

Threatened Animals -

American Peregrine Falcon - Falco peregrinus anatum
Bald Eagle - Haliaeetus leucocephalus
Bewick’s Wren - Thryomanes bewickii
Bog Turtle - Glyptemys muhlenbergii
Dwarf Siren - Pseudobranchus striatus
Eastern Small-footed Myotis - Myotis leibii
Least Tern - Sterna antillarum
Loggerhead Sea Turtle – Caretta caretta
Leatherback Sea Turtle - Dermochelys coriacea
Pine Barrens Treefrog - Hyla andersonii
Southern Coal Skink - Eumeces anthracinus pluvialis
Spotted Turtle - Clemmys guttata
Wilson’s Plover - Charadrius wilsonia

 

Endangered Plants/Fungi -

American Chaffseed - Schwalbea americana
Black-spored Quillwort - Isoetes melanospora
Bunched Arrowhead - Sagittaria fasciculata
Canby's Dropwort - Oxypolis canbyi
Harperella – Ptilimnium nodosum
Michaux's Sumac - Rhus michauxii
Mountain Sweet Pitcher Plant - Sarracenia rubra ssp. jonesii
Persistent Trillium - Trillium persistens
Pondberry - Lindera melissifolia
Reflexed Blue-eyed Grass - Sisyrinchium dichotomum
Relict Trillium - Trillium reliquum
Rocky Gnome Lichen - Gymnoderma lineare
Rough-leaved Loosestrife - Lysimachia asperulaefolia
Schweinitz's Sunflower - Helianthus schweinitzii
Smooth Coneflower - Echinacea laevigata

 

Threatened Plants - 

Miccosukee Gooseberry - Ribes echinellum
Pool Sprite/Little Amphianthus - Amphianthus pusillus
Seabeach Amaranth - Amaranthus pumilus
Small Whorled Pogonia - Isotria medeoloides
Swamp-pink - Helonias bullata

 

Click here for full list from the SC Department of Natural Resources, June 2014