List of Vertebrates

List of Endangered, Threatened, and Special Concern vertebrate species in Massachusetts.

Fish

Common Name

Scientific Name

MA Status

Fed Status

Notes

American Brook Lamprey

Lampetra appendix

T

 

 

Shortnose Sturgeon

Acipenser brevirostrum

E

E

 

Atlantic Sturgeon

Acipenser oxyrinchus

E

E (CT River), T (Merrimack River)

 

Lake Chub

Couesius plumbeus

E

 

 

Eastern Silvery Minnow

Hybognathus regius

SC

 

 

Bridle Shiner

Notropis bifrenatus

SC

 

 

Northern Redbelly Dace

Phoxinus eos

E

 

 

Longnose Sucker

Catostomus catostomus

SC

 

 

Burbot

Lota lota

SC

 

 

Threespine Stickleback

Gasterosteus aculeatus

T

 

Trimorphic freshwater population only.

Amphibians

Common Name

Scientific Name

MA Status

Fed Status

Notes

Jefferson Salamander

Ambystoma jeffersonianum

SC

 

Including triploid and other polyploid forms within the Ambystoma jeffersonianum / Ambystoma laterale complex. 

Blue-spotted Salamander

Ambystoma laterale

SC

 

Including triploid and other polyploid forms within the Ambystoma jeffersonianum / Ambystoma laterale complex. 

Marbled Salamander  

Ambystoma opacum

T

 

 

Eastern Spadefoot

Scaphiopus holbrookii

T

 

 

Reptiles

Common Name

Scientific Name

MA Status

Fed Status

Notes

Loggerhead Seaturtle

Caretta caretta

T

T

 

Green Seaturtle

Chelonia mydas

T

T

 

Hawksbill Seaturtle

Eretmochelys imbricata

E

E

 

Kemp's Ridley Seaturtle

Lepidochelys kempii

E

E

 

Leatherback Seaturtle

Dermochelys coriacea

E

E

 

Wood Turtle

Glyptemys insculpta

SC

 

 

Bog Turtle

Glyptemys muhlenbergii

E

T

 

Blanding's Turtle

Emydoidea blandingii

T

 

 

Diamond-backed Terrapin

Malaclemys terrapin

T

 

 

Northern Red-bellied Cooter

Pseudemys rubriventris

E

E

This species is listed by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service as P. r. bangsi (Plymouth Redbelly Turtle) in 50 CFR 17.11. 

Eastern Box Turtle

Terrapene carolina

SC

 

 

Eastern Wormsnake

Carphophis amoenus

T

 

 

Eastern Ratsnake

Pantherophis alleghaniensis

E

 

 

Copperhead

Agkistrodon contortrix

E

 

 

Timber Rattlesnake

Crotalus horridus

E

 

 

Birds

Common Name

Scientific Name

MA Status

Fed Status

Notes

 

Common Loon

Gavia immer

SC

 

 

 

Pied-billed Grebe 

Podilymbus podiceps

E

 

 

 

Leach's Storm-petrel 

Oceanodroma leucorhoa

E

 

 

 

American Bittern 

Botaurus lentiginosus

E

 

 

 

Least Bittern 

Ixobrychus exilis

E

 

 

 

Bald Eagle 

Haliaeetus leucocephalus

T

 

 

 

Northern Harrier 

Circus cyaneus

T

 

 

 

Peregrine Falcon 

Falco peregrinus

T

 

 

 

King Rail 

Rallus elegans

T

 

 

 

Common Moorhen 

Gallinula chloropus

SC

 

 

 

Piping Plover 

Charadrius melodus

T

T

 

 

Upland Sandpiper

Bartramia longicauda

E

 

 

 

Roseate Tern 

Sterna dougallii

E

E

 

 

Common Tern 

Sterna hirundo

SC

 

 

 

Arctic Tern 

Sterna paradisaea

SC

 

 

 

Least Tern 

Sternula antillarum

SC

 

 

 

Barn Owl 

Tyto alba

SC

 

 

 

Long-eared Owl 

Asio otus

SC

 

 

Short-eared Owl 

Asio flammeus

E

 

 

Sedge Wren 

Cistothorus platensis

E

 

 

Golden-winged Warbler 

Vermivora chrysoptera

E

 

 

Northern Parula 

Parula americana

T

 

 

Blackpoll Warbler 

Dendroica striata

SC

 

 

Mourning Warbler 

Oporornis philadelphia

SC

 

 

Vesper Sparrow 

Pooecetes gramineus

T

 

 

Grasshopper Sparrow

Ammodramus savannarum

T

 

 

Whip-poor-will 

Caprimulgus vociferus

SC

 

 

Mammals

Common Name

Scientific Name

MA Status

Fed Status

Notes

Water Shrew

Sorex palustris

SC

 

 

Rock Shrew

Sorex dispar

SC

 

 

Indiana Myotis

Myotis sodalis

E

E

 

Small-footed Myotis

Myotis leibii

E

 

 

Little Brown Myotis

Myotis lucifugus

E

 

 

Tricolored Bat

Perimyotis subflavus

E

 

 

Northern Long-eared Bat

Myotis septentrionalis

E

T

 

Southern Bog Lemming

Synaptomys cooperi

SC

 

 

Sperm Whale

Physeter macrocephalus

E

E

 

Fin Whale

Balaenoptera physalus

E

E

 

Sei Whale

Balaenoptera borealis

E

E

 

Blue Whale

Balaenoptera musculus

E

E

 

Humpback Whale

Megaptera novaeangliae

E

E

 

Northern Right Whale

Eubalaena glacialis

E

E

 

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