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Note/Disclaimer: This list is made possible through a database keyword search/filtering process which may not be 100% accurate. Therefore, all endangered species of El Salvador may not be listed here. For a complete list of endangered species in Central America, browse the Central America endangered species list.

Endangered species found in El Salvador:

This list combines species from several endangered species lists. Using the total at the bottom of this page as an official count of endangered species of the world is not recommended. For more information on what creatures are listed on this site, please visit our About Us page.

 Species NameScientific NameGroupRange
1. Aegiphila panamensis Aegiphila panamensis Plants Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
2. Agkistrodon bilineatus Agkistrodon bilineatus Reptiles Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
3. American Crocodile Crocodylus acutus Reptiles Caribbean, Central and South America, Florida, Mexico
4. Amphitecna molinae Amphitecna molinae Plants El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua
5. Arcane Spikethumb Frog Plectrohyla sagorum Amphibians El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico
6. Barber's Sheep Frog Hypopachus barberi Amphibians El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
7. Bell's Vireo Vireo bellii Birds California, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
8. Belted Flycatcher Xenotriccus callizonus Birds El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico
9. Bentfin Devil Ray Mobula thurstoni Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, North America, South America
10. Big Leaf Mahogany Swietenia macrophylla Plants Central America, North America, South America
11. Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Birds Coastal Central and South America, USA (Carolinas to Texas, California, Oregon, Washington), West Indies
12. Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis Birds Africa, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States Territory), Oceanic, South America
13. Bullseye Electric Ray Diplobatus ommata Fishes California, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
14. Cauliflower Coral Pocillopora inflata Corals, Jellyfish, and Sea Anemones Central America, North America, South America
15. Cauliflower Coral Pocillopora eydouxi Corals, Jellyfish, and Sea Anemones Africa, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States Territory), Oceanic, South America
16. Cauliflower Coral Pocillopora elegans Corals, Jellyfish, and Sea Anemones American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, North America (including United States Territory), South America
17. Cerro Pital Salamander Bolitoglossa synoria Amphibians El Salvador, Honduras
18. Cigar-box Wood Cedrela odorata Plants Central America, North America, South America
19. Cloud Forest Parrot Snake Leptophis modestus Reptiles El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
20. Cloud Forest Rice Rat Handleyomys saturatior Mammals El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
21. Cloud Forest Stream Frog Ptychohyla euthysanota Amphibians El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico
22. Common Sawfish Pristis pristis Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Europe, Mexico, United States
23. Cougar  WATCH A LIVE COUGAR Puma concolor Mammals North and Central America
24. Crested Tailed Deer Mouse Habromys lophurus Mammals El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico
25. Crown Shark Sphyrna corona Fishes Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru
26. Devil Fish Manta birostris Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Hawaii, Middle East, North America, Oceanic, South America
27. Elegant Tern Sterna elegans Birds Belgium, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Denmark, Ecuador, El Salvador, Falkland Islands (Malvinas), France, Guatemala, Honduras, Ireland, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, United States, United States Minor Outlying Islands
28. Elsalvadoria zurstrasseni Elsalvadoria zurstrasseni Crustaceans El Salvador
29. Eugenia salamensis Eugenia salamensis Plants Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
30. Fiddlefish Rhinobatos leucorhynchus Fishes Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
31. Fungia curvata Fungia curvata Corals, Jellyfish, and Sea Anemones Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, North America, Oceanic, South America
32. Galapagos Petrel Pterodroma phaeopygia Birds Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador (Galapagos Islands), El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines
33. Golden Cownose Ray Rhinoptera steindachneri Fishes Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru
34. Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera Birds Central America, Europe, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
35. Goliath Grouper Epinephelus itajara Fishes Africa, Central and South America, Mexico, United States (Florida, Minor Outlying Islands)
36. Great Curassow Crax rubra Birds Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
37. Guatemala Spikethumb Frog Plectrohyla guatemalensis Amphibians El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
38. Guatemalan Fir Abies guatemalensis Plants El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
39. Guerreran Stream Frog Ptychohyla salvadorensis Amphibians El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras
40. Hammerhead Shark Sphyrna mokarran Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Middle East, Oceanic, United States
41. Hampea reynae Hampea reynae Plants El Salvador
42. Holy-mountain Salamander Bolitoglossa heiroreias Amphibians El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras
43. Honduras Mahogany Swietenia humilis Plants Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
44. Japanese Devilray Mobula japanica Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Hawaii, Middle East, North America, Oceanic, South America
45. Lancepod Lonchocarpus santarosanus Plants El Salvador, Guatemala
46. Lancepod Lonchocarpus phaseolifolius Plants Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
47. Lancepod Lonchocarpus miniflorus Plants Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
48. Least Tern Sterna antillarum Birds Bahamas, Central America (winters), Greater and Lesser Antilles, Mexico, Northern South America, USA (California, including the Miss. R. Basin), Atlantic Gulf Coasts
49. Lennea viridiflora Lennea viridiflora Plants Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
50. Lesser Long-nosed Bat Leptonycteris curasoae yerbabuenae Mammals Arizona, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, New Mexico
51. Long-tailed Otter Lontra longicaudis Mammals South America
52. Longnose Eagle Ray Myliobatis longirostris Fishes Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (Baja California), Nicaragua, Panama, Peru
53. Margay Leopardus wiedii Mammals Central and South America, Mexico
54. Mexican Caecilian Dermophis mexicanus Amphibians El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
55. Mexican Long-tongued Bat Choeronycteris mexicana Mammals Arizona, California, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas
56. Monte Cristo Arboreal Alligator Lizard Abronia montecristoi Reptiles El Salvador
57. Morelet's Treefrog Agalychnis moreletii Amphibians Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
58. Nectandra rudis Nectandra rudis Plants El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico
59. Oceanic Whitetip Shark Carcharhinus longimanus Fishes Africa, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
60. Ocellated Quail Cyrtonyx ocellatus Birds El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
61. Ocelot  WATCH A LIVE OCELOT Leopardus pardalis Mammals USA (Arizona, Texas) to Central and South America
62. Pacific Seahorse Hippocampus ingens Fishes Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Panama, Peru, United States (California)
63. Painted Bunting Passerina ciris Birds Central America, North America (including United States)
64. Parathesis congesta Parathesis congesta Plants El Salvador
65. Parathesis aurantica Parathesis aurantica Plants El Salvador
66. Parkinson's Petrel Procellaria parkinsoni Birds Australia, Central America, North America, Oceanic, South America
67. Persea schiedeana Persea schiedeana Plants Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
68. Pink-footed Shearwater Puffinus creatopus Birds Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Peru, United States
69. Pinus tecunumanii Pinus tecunumanii Plants Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
70. Pisonia donnell-smithii Pisonia donnell-smithii Plants El Salvador, Guatemala
71. Platymiscium pleiostachyum Platymiscium pleiostachyum Plants Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua
72. Plectrohyla psiloderma Plectrohyla psiloderma Amphibians El Salvador, Honduras
73. Podocarpus matudae Podocarpus matudae Plants Central America, North America
74. Porites lobata Porites lobata Corals, Jellyfish, and Sea Anemones Africa, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (Hawaii/US Territory), Oceanic, South America
75. Psammocora obtusangula Psammocora obtusangula Corals, Jellyfish, and Sea Anemones Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Mexico, Oceanic, United States/US Territory
76. Psammocora stellata Psammocora stellata Corals, Jellyfish, and Sea Anemones Africa, Asia, Central America, Mexico, Oceanic, South America, United States/US Territory
77. Quercus vincentensis Quercus vincentensis Plants El Salvador, Mexico
78. Quercus skinneri Quercus skinneri Plants El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
79. Raddaus mertensi Raddaus mertensi Crustaceans El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras
80. Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno Birds Mexico to Panama
81. Rosewood Dalbergia retusa Plants Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
82. Salvin's Salamander Bolitoglossa salvinii Amphibians El Salvador, Guatemala
83. Spotted Eagle Ray Aetobatus narinari Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, North America (including United States and US Island Territory and Hawaii), Oceans, South America
84. Symplocos tacanensis Symplocos tacanensis Plants El Salvador, Guatemala
85. Thomas's Water Mouse Rheomys thomasi Mammals El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico
86. Whale Shark  WATCH A LIVE WHALE SHARK Rhincodon typus Fishes Africa, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, Oceanic, South America
87. Yellowback Spiny-tailed Iguana Ctenosaura flavidorsalis Reptiles El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras
88. Zamia herrerae Zamia herrerae Plants Central America, North America
89. Zanthoxylum ferrugineum Zanthoxylum ferrugineum Plants Central America

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