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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 Illinois may not be listed here. For a complete list of endangered species in North America, browse the North America endangered species list or see the complete United States List.

Endangered species found in Illinois:

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. Armigerous River Snail Lithasia armigera Snails United States
2. Bachman's Sparrow Aimophila aestivalis Birds United States
3. Black Rail Laterallus jamaicensis Birds Central America, North America (including United States), South America
4. Bloater Coregonus hoyi Fishes Canada, United States
5. Bousfield's Amphipod Gammarus bousfieldi Crustaceans Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky
6. Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis Birds Africa, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States Territory), Oceanic, South America
7. Catspaw Pearlymussel Epioblasma obliquata Clams Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Tennessee
8. Clubshell Pleurobema clava Clams Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia
9. Cracking Pearlymussel Hemistena lata Clams Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia
10. Crawfish Frog Lithobates areolatus Amphibians United States
11. Crystal Darter Crystallaria asprella Fishes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Wisconsin
12. Dakota Skipper Hesperia dacotae Insects Canada, United States
13. Dalea foliosa Dalea foliosa Plants Alabama, Illinois, Tennessee
14. Duckbill Cat Polyodon spathula Fishes United States
15. Eastern Sand Darter Etheostoma pellucidum Fishes Canada, United States
16. Fanshell Cyprogenia stegaria Clams Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
17. Fat Pocketbook Potamilus capax Clams Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio
18. Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera Birds Central America, Europe, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
19. Gray Bat Myotis grisescens Mammals Central and Southeastern USA
20. Gray Wolf  WATCH A LIVE GRAY WOLF Canis lupus Mammals Mexico, United States
21. Greater Prairie-chicken Tympanuchus cupido attwateri Birds Canada, United States
22. Hellbender Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Amphibians United States
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23. Henslow's Sparrow Ammodramus henslowii Birds Canada, United States
24. Higgins Eye Pearlymussel Lampsilis higginsii Clams Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Wisconsin
25. Hine's Emerald Dragonfly Somatochlora hineana Insects Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Wisconsin
26. Illinois Cave Amphipod Gammarus acherondytes Crustaceans Illinois
27. Indiana Bat Myotis sodalis Mammals Eastern and Midwestern USA
28. Iowa Pleistocene Snail Discus macclintocki Snails Illinois, Iowa
29. Karner Blue Butterfly  WATCH A LIVE KARNER BLUE BUTTERFLY Lycaeides melissa samuelis Insects Canada (Ontario), Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin
30. Kirtland's Snake Clonophis kirtlandii Reptiles Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio
31. 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
32. Mainstream River Snail Leptoxis praerosa Snails Alabama, Illinois, Kentucky, Ohio, Tennessee, Virginia
33. Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi Birds Central and South America, North America (including United States)
34. Orangefoot Pimpleback Pearlymussel Plethobasus cooperianus Clams Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee
35. Orconectes stannardi Orconectes stannardi Crustaceans Illinois
36. Orconectes kentuckiensis Orconectes kentuckiensis Crustaceans Illinois, Kentucky
37. Pallid Sturgeon Scaphirhynchus albus Fishes Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee
38. Pink Mucket Pearlymussel Lampsilis abrupta Clams Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
39. Pink Ring Mussel Obovaria retusa Clams Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia
40. Piping Plover Charadrius melodus Birds Canada, USA - Great Lakes Watershed
41. Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus Birds Canada, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, United States
42. Rugged Hornsnail Pleurocera alveare Snails Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Missouri, Tennessee
43. Running Buffalo Clover Trifolium stoloniferum Plants Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Missouri, Ohio, West Virginia
44. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus Birds Saint Pierre and Miquelon, United States
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45. Sand Sturgeon Scaphirhynchus platorynchus Fishes United States
46. Scaleshell Mussel Leptodea leptodon Clams Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin
47. Shortjaw Cisco Coregonus zenithicus Fishes Canada, United States
48. Spotted Turtle Clemmys guttata Reptiles Canada, United States
49. Sturgeon Chub Macrhybopsis gelida Fishes United States
50. Subtle Cave Amphipod Stygobromus subtilis Crustaceans Illinois, Michigan, Missouri
51. Tubercled Blossom Pearlymussel Epioblasma torulosa Clams Alabama, Canada (Ontario), Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
52. Varicose Rocksnail Lithasia verrucosa Snails United States
53. White Wartyback Pearlymussel Plethobasus cicatricosus Clams Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Tennessee
54. Whooping Crane Grus americana Birds Canada, Mexico, USA (Rocky Mountains east to Carolinas)
55. Winged Mapleleaf Quadrula fragosa Clams Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio

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