Endangered Species Search by Area Selection


Find out if there are any endangered species in your state, your country, island, etc. Browse endangered species listings according to area on our planet using the selection box below.

For a complete list of US endangered species, select United States below. Browse the different areas in the pulldown for other countries or specific US or Canadian states. For sea creatures and creatures found on islands in the oceans, we recommend browsing the oceania list.

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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 Iowa 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 Iowa:

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. Alligator Snapping Turtle Macrochelys temminckii Reptiles United States
2. Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis Birds Africa, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States Territory), Oceanic, South America
3. Crawfish Frog Lithobates areolatus Amphibians United States
4. Crystal Darter Crystallaria asprella Fishes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Wisconsin
5. Dakota Skipper Hesperia dacotae Insects Canada, United States
6. Duckbill Cat Polyodon spathula Fishes United States
7. Fat Pocketbook Potamilus capax Clams Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Ohio
8. Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera Birds Central America, Europe, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
9. Gray Wolf  WATCH A LIVE GRAY WOLF Canis lupus Mammals Mexico, United States
10. Greater Prairie-chicken Tympanuchus cupido attwateri Birds Canada, United States
11. Henslow's Sparrow Ammodramus henslowii Birds Canada, United States
12. Higgins Eye Pearlymussel Lampsilis higginsii Clams Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Montana, Nebraska, Wisconsin
13. Indiana Bat Myotis sodalis Mammals Eastern and Midwestern USA
14. Iowa Pleistocene Snail Discus macclintocki Snails Illinois, Iowa
15. 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
16. Marbled Disc Discus marmorensis Snails Idaho, Iowa
17. Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi Birds Central and South America, North America (including United States)
18. Orangefoot Pimpleback Pearlymussel Plethobasus cooperianus Clams Alabama, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee
19. Pallid Sturgeon Scaphirhynchus albus Fishes Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee
20. Platanthera praeclara Platanthera praeclara Plants Canada, United States
21. Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus Birds Canada, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, United States
22. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus Birds Saint Pierre and Miquelon, United States
23. Sand Sturgeon Scaphirhynchus platorynchus Fishes United States
24. Scaleshell Mussel Leptodea leptodon Clams Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Tennessee, Wisconsin
25. Sturgeon Chub Macrhybopsis gelida Fishes United States
26. Topeka Shiner Notropis topeka tristis Fishes Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota
27. Whooping Crane Grus americana Birds Canada, Mexico, USA (Rocky Mountains east to Carolinas)
28. Winged Mapleleaf Quadrula fragosa Clams Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio

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