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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.

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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 Louisiana 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 Louisiana:

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. Alabama Shad Alosa alabamae Fishes United States
2. Alligator Snapping Turtle Macrochelys temminckii Reptiles United States
3. American Chaffseed Schwalbea americana Plants Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
4. Bachman's Sparrow Aimophila aestivalis Birds United States
5. Black Grouper Epinephelus nigritus Fishes Central and South America, Mexico, United States
6. Black Rail Laterallus jamaicensis Birds Central America, North America (including United States), South America
7. Black-capped Vireo Vireo atricapilla Birds Kansas, Louisiana, Mexico, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Texas
8. Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Birds Coastal Central and South America, USA (Carolinas to Texas, California, Oregon, Washington), West Indies
9. Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis Birds Africa, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States Territory), Oceanic, South America
10. Caribbean Reef Shark Carcharhinus perezi Fishes Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
11. Chestnut-collared Longspur Calcarius ornatus Birds North America (including United States)
12. Common Sawfish Pristis pristis Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Europe, Mexico, United States
13. Crawfish Frog Lithobates areolatus Amphibians United States
14. Crystal Darter Crystallaria asprella Fishes Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Louisiana, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, Wisconsin
15. Donkey Fish Dermatolepis inermis Fishes Central and South America, North America (including United States), Oceanic
16. Duckbill Cat Polyodon spathula Fishes United States
17. Freckled Darter Percina lenticula Fishes Alabama, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi
18. Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera Birds Central America, Europe, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
19. Gopher Frog Rana capito Amphibians United States
20. Gopher Tortoise Gopherus polyphemus Reptiles Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina
21. Greater Prairie-chicken Tympanuchus cupido attwateri Birds Canada, United States
22. Gulf Sturgeon Acipenser oxyrinchus Fishes Canada, United States
23. Hammerhead Shark Sphyrna mokarran Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Middle East, Oceanic, United States
24. Henslow's Sparrow Ammodramus henslowii Birds Canada, United States
25. Hodges' Clubtail Gomphus hodgesi Insects Alabama, Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi
26. Inflated Heelsplitter Potamilus inflatus Clams Alabama, Louisiana
27. Jaguar  WATCH A LIVE JAGUAR Panthera onca Mammals Arizona, California, Central and South America, Louisiana, Mexico, New Mexico, Texas
28. Largetooth Sawfish Pristis perotteti Fishes Africa, Central and South America, Europe, Mexico, United States
29. 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
30. Lined Seahorse Hippocampus erectus Fishes Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
31. Longleaf Pine Pinus palustris Plants Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia
32. Louisiana Pearl Shell Margaritifera hembeli Clams Louisiana
33. Louisiana Pine Snake Pituophis ruthveni Reptiles Louisiana, Texas
34. 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
35. Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi Birds Central and South America, North America (including United States)
36. One-finned Shark Heptranchias perlo Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
37. Orconectes maletae Orconectes maletae Crustaceans Louisiana, Texas
38. Orconectes blacki Orconectes blacki Crustaceans Louisiana
39. Painted Bunting Passerina ciris Birds Central America, North America (including United States)
40. Pallid Sturgeon Scaphirhynchus albus Fishes Arkansas, Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, Tennessee
41. Pink Mucket Pearlymussel Lampsilis abrupta Clams Alabama, Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
42. Pondberry Lindera melissifolia Plants Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina
43. Quercus arkansana Quercus arkansana Plants Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Texas
44. Quillwort Isoetes louisianensis Plants Louisiana, Mississippi
45. Red-cockaded Woodpecker  WATCH A LIVE RED-COCKADED WOODPECKER Picoides borealis Birds USA (southcentral and southeastern)
46. Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus Birds Canada, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, United States
47. Ringed Sawback Graptemys oculifera Reptiles Louisiana, Mississippi
48. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus Birds Saint Pierre and Miquelon, United States
49. Sand Sturgeon Scaphirhynchus platorynchus Fishes United States
50. Smalltooth Sawfish  WATCH A LIVE SMALLTOOTH SAWFISH Pristis pectinata Fishes Gulf of Mexico, Texas through Florida (USA), USA - Atlantic: North Carolina through Florida
51. Southern Snaketail Ophiogomphus australis Insects Louisiana, Mississippi
52. 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
53. Sprague's Pipit Anthus spragueii Birds Canada, Mexico, United States
54. Texas Emerald Somatochlora margarita Insects Louisiana, Texas
55. Texas Heelsplitter Potamilus amphichaenus Clams Louisiana, Oklahoma, Texas
56. West Indian Manatee  WATCH A LIVE WEST INDIAN MANATEE Trichechus manatus Mammals Caribbean Sea, South America, Southeastern USA
57. Whooping Crane Grus americana Birds Canada, Mexico, USA (Rocky Mountains east to Carolinas)

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