Table Bc04: State or federal listed endangered animal species found within the Niangua Watershed

Table Bc04: State or federal listed endangered animal species found within the Niangua Watershed.
Common Name Scientific Name Federal Status State Status State Rank Global Rank
Lake sturgeon Acipenser fulvescens E S1 G5
Blacknose shiner Notropis heterolepis S2 G5
Paddlefish Polyodon spathula S3 G4
Mooneye Hiodon tergisus S2 G5
Highfin carpsucker Carpiodes velifer S2 G4G5
Southern cavefish Typhlichthys subterraneus S1S2 G3
Plains topminnow Fundulus sciadicus S3 G3
Least darter Etheostoma microperca S2 G5
Niangua darter Etheostoma nianguae T E S2 G2
Bluestripe darter Percina cymatotaenia * S2 G2
Cooper’s hawk Accipiter cooperii S3 G5
Great blue heron Ardea herodias S5
Gray bat Myotis grisescens E E S3 G3
Indiana bat Myotis sodalis E E S1 G2
Black-tailed jackrabbit Lepus californicus E S1 G5
Eastern hellbender Cryptobranchus alleganiensis S4 G4T4
Ringed salamander Ambystoma anulatum S3 G4
Four-Toed salamandar Hemidactylium scutatum S3 G5
Flat floater Anodanta suborbiculata S2 G5
Western fanshell Cyprogenia alberti * S2? G2
Snuffbox Epioblasma triquetra S1 G3
A perlid stonefly Neoperla carlsoni S3? G?

1 Introduced species

Federal Status

E = Endangered

T = Threatened

C = Candidate for listing

* = Formerly listed as C2 (candidate for listing). This category was dropped in 1996.

E = Endangered

NOTE: All other classifications were dropped in 1998.

State Rank

Numerical rank of relative indangerment for the species within the state based on the number of known occurrences.

S1 = Critically imperiled in the state because of extreme rarity or because of some factor(s) making it especiallly vulnerable to extirpation from the state.

S2 = Imperiled in the state because of rarity or because some factor(s) making it very vulnerable to extirpation from the state.

S3 = Rare or uncommon in the state.

S4 = Widespread, abundant, and apparently secure in the state, but of long-term concern.

S5 = Demonstrably widespread, abundant, and secure in the state, and essentially eradicable under present conditions.

S#S# =Indicates range of uncertainty of the exact numerical ranking for the species.

? = denotes ranking which is uncertain.

Global Rank

Numerical ranking of relative endangerment for the species worldwide. The categories are similar to those listed above for State Rank.

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