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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 Nicaragua 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 Nicaragua:

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. Acropora Coral Acropora palmata Corals, Jellyfish, and Sea Anemones Central America, Gulf of Mexico, North America (United States Territory)
2. Acropora Coral Acropora cervicornis Corals, Jellyfish, and Sea Anemones Central America, Gulf of Mexico, North America (United States Territory)
3. Adelopoma stolli Adelopoma stolli Snails Guatemala, Nicaragua
4. Aegiphila panamensis Aegiphila panamensis Plants Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
5. Aegiphila fasciculata Aegiphila fasciculata Plants Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
6. American Crocodile Crocodylus acutus Reptiles Caribbean, Central and South America, Florida, Mexico
7. Amphitecna molinae Amphitecna molinae Plants El Salvador, Honduras, Nicaragua
8. Bell's Vireo Vireo bellii Birds California, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
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. Bigeye Tuna Thunnus obesus Fishes Africa, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America - Including United States (Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
12. Black Rockfish Mycteroperca bonaci Fishes Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
13. Black-capped Petrel Pterodroma hasitata Birds Central America, Europe, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic, South America
14. Bombacopsis quinata Bombacopsis quinata Plants Colombia, Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Venezuela
15. Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Birds Coastal Central and South America, USA (Carolinas to Texas, California, Oregon, Washington), West Indies
16. Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis Birds Africa, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States Territory), Oceanic, South America
17. Bullseye Electric Ray Diplobatus ommata Fishes California, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
18. Caribbean Reef Shark Carcharhinus perezi Fishes Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
19. Cauliflower Coral Pocillopora inflata Corals, Jellyfish, and Sea Anemones Central America, North America, South America
20. 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
21. Cauliflower Coral Pocillopora elegans Corals, Jellyfish, and Sea Anemones American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, North America (including United States Territory), South America
22. Central American Tapir Tapirus bairdii Mammals Southern Mexico to Colombia and Ecuador
23. Central American Walnut Juglans olanchana Plants Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
24. Cerro Saslaya Moss Salamander Nototriton saslaya Amphibians Nicaragua
25. Cloud Forest Rice Rat Handleyomys saturatior Mammals El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
26. Common Sawfish Pristis pristis Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Europe, Mexico, United States
27. Copan Stream Frog Ptychohyla hypomykter Amphibians Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
28. Cougar  WATCH A LIVE COUGAR Puma concolor Mammals North and Central America
29. Cowfish Rhinoptera bonasus Fishes Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Florida, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
30. Craugastor laevissimus Craugastor laevissimus Amphibians Honduras, Nicaragua
31. Craugastor ranoides Craugastor ranoides Amphibians Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama
32. Craugastor lauraster Craugastor lauraster Amphibians Honduras, Nicaragua
33. Crown Shark Sphyrna corona Fishes Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru
34. Cubera Snapper Lutjanus cyanopterus Fishes Central America, North America (including United States), South America
35. Devil Fish Manta birostris Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Hawaii, Middle East, North America, Oceanic, South America
36. Dichapetalum costaricense Dichapetalum costaricense Plants Costa Rica, Nicaragua
37. Donkey Fish Dermatolepis inermis Fishes Central and South America, North America (including United States), Oceanic
38. Ecnomiohyla miliaria Ecnomiohyla miliaria Amphibians Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
39. 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
40. Elliptical Star Coral Dichocoenia stokesii Corals, Jellyfish, and Sea Anemones Central America, Europe, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
41. Elongate Shadowdamsel Palaemnema gigantula Insects Costa Rica, Nicaragua
42. Eugenia salamensis Eugenia salamensis Plants Costa Rica, El Salvador, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
43. False Cienega Colorado Worm Salamander Oedipina pseudouniformis Amphibians Costa Rica, Nicaragua
44. Fiddlefish Rhinobatos leucorhynchus Fishes Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
45. Five-keeled Spiny-tailed Iguana Ctenosaura quinquecariniata Reptiles Costa Rica, Nicaragua
46. Fungia curvata Fungia curvata Corals, Jellyfish, and Sea Anemones Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, North America, Oceanic, South America
47. Galapagos Petrel Pterodroma phaeopygia Birds Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador (Galapagos Islands), El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru, Philippines
48. Geoffroy's Spider Monkey Ateles geoffroyi Mammals Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama
49. Giant Anteater Myrmecophaga tridactyla Mammals Central and South America
50. Giant Butterfly Ray Gymnura altavela Fishes Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States), South America
51. Golden Cownose Ray Rhinoptera steindachneri Fishes Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Peru
52. Golden-cheeked Wood Warbler Dendroica chrysoparia Birds Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Texas
53. Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera Birds Central America, Europe, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
54. Great Curassow Crax rubra Birds Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
55. Great Green Macaw Ara ambiguus Birds Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
56. Great White Shark Carcharodon carcharias Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), Oceanic, South America
57. Guianan Crested Eagle Morphnus guianensis Birds Argentina, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Suriname, Venezuela
58. Hammerhead Shark Sphyrna mokarran Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Middle East, Oceanic, United States
59. Harpy Eagle Harpia harpyja Birds Mexico south to Argentina
60. Helicina rostrata Helicina rostrata Snails Guatemala, Nicaragua
61. Highland Guan Penelopina nigra Birds Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
62. Hogfish Lachnolaimus maximus Fishes Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
63. Holly Ilex pallida Plants Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama
64. Holly Ilex costaricensis Plants Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama
65. Holywood Lignum Vitae Guaiacum sanctum Plants Central and South America, Florida, Mexico, Puerto Rico
66. Honduran White Bat Ectophylla alba Mammals Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
67. Honduras Mahogany Swietenia humilis Plants Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
68. Ivory-faced Flatwing Heteragrion eboratum Insects Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
69. Jaguar  WATCH A LIVE JAGUAR Panthera onca Mammals Arizona, California, Central and South America, Louisiana, Mexico, New Mexico, Texas
70. Jaguarundi Herpailurus yagouaroundi Mammals Arizona, Costa Rica, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama, Texas
71. Japanese Devilray Mobula japanica Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Hawaii, Middle East, North America, Oceanic, South America
72. Keel-billed Motmot Electron carinatum Birds Belize, Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
73. Lamarck's Sheet Coral Agaricia lamarcki Corals, Jellyfish, and Sea Anemones Central and South America, Europe, North America (including United States)
74. Lancepod Lonchocarpus yoroensis Plants Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
75. Lancepod Lonchocarpus retiferus Plants Honduras, Nicaragua
76. Lancepod Lonchocarpus phlebophyllus Plants Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
77. Lancepod Lonchocarpus phaseolifolius Plants Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua
78. Lancepod Lonchocarpus miniflorus Plants Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
79. Large Ivory Coral Oculina varicosa Corals, Jellyfish, and Sea Anemones Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
80. Largetooth Sawfish Pristis perotteti Fishes Africa, Central and South America, Europe, Mexico, United States
81. Lennea viridiflora Lennea viridiflora Plants Costa Rica, El Salvador, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
82. Lined Seahorse Hippocampus erectus Fishes Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
83. Little Corn Island Frog Lithobates miadis Amphibians Nicaragua
84. Long-tailed Otter Lontra longicaudis Mammals South America
85. Longnose Eagle Ray Myliobatis longirostris Fishes Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (Baja California), Nicaragua, Panama, Peru
86. Machaerium nicaraguense Machaerium nicaraguense Plants Honduras, Nicaragua
87. Mantled Howler Monkey  WATCH A LIVE MANTLED HOWLER MONKEY Alouatta palliata Mammals Mexico to South America
88. Margay Leopardus wiedii Mammals Central and South America, Mexico
89. Mexican Caecilian Dermophis mexicanus Amphibians El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
90. Mexican Ground Pit Viper Agkistrodon bilineatus Reptiles Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
91. Mollinedia ruae Mollinedia ruae Plants Honduras, Nicaragua
92. Mombacho Salamander Bolitoglossa mombachoensis Amphibians Nicaragua
93. Montastraea franksi Montastraea franksi Corals, Jellyfish, and Sea Anemones Central America, North America (including United States Territory), Oceanic, South America
94. Montastraea faveolata Montastraea faveolata Corals, Jellyfish, and Sea Anemones Central America, North America (including United States Territory), South America
95. Montastraea annularis Montastraea annularis Corals, Jellyfish, and Sea Anemones Central America, North America (including United States Territory), South America
96. Mutton Snapper Lutjanus analis Fishes Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
97. Narrow-bridged Mud Turtle Kinosternon angustipons Reptiles Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama
98. Nassau Grouper Epinephelus striatus Fishes Central and South America, United States (Florida, Minor Outlying Islands)
99. Nectandra mirafloris Nectandra mirafloris Plants Nicaragua
100. 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
101. Ocellated Quail Cyrtonyx ocellatus Birds El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
102. Ocelot  WATCH A LIVE OCELOT Leopardus pardalis Mammals USA (Arizona, Texas) to Central and South America
103. Ocotea jorge-escobarii Ocotea jorge-escobarii Plants Central America
104. Painted Bunting Passerina ciris Birds Central America, North America (including United States)
105. Parkinson's Petrel Procellaria parkinsoni Birds Australia, Central America, North America, Oceanic, South America
106. Persea schiedeana Persea schiedeana Plants Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
107. Pillar Coral Dendrogyra cylindrus Corals, Jellyfish, and Sea Anemones Central America, Europe, North America (including United States), South America
108. Pink-footed Shearwater Puffinus creatopus Birds Argentina, Australia, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Mexico, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Peru, United States
109. Pinus tecunumanii Pinus tecunumanii Plants Belize, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
110. Platymiscium pleiostachyum Platymiscium pleiostachyum Plants Costa Rica, El Salvador, Nicaragua
111. Poey's Grouper Epinephelus flavolimbatus Fishes Central America, North America (including United States), South America
112. 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
113. Pouteria Tree Pouteria foveolata Plants Central America
114. Protium correae Protium correae Plants Colombia, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama
115. Psammocora stellata Psammocora stellata Corals, Jellyfish, and Sea Anemones Africa, Asia, Central America, Mexico, Oceanic, South America, United States/US Territory
116. Psammocora obtusangula Psammocora obtusangula Corals, Jellyfish, and Sea Anemones Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Mexico, Oceanic, United States/US Territory
117. Queen Triggerfish Balistes vetula Fishes Africa, Asia, Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
118. Quercus purulhana Quercus purulhana Plants Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
119. Quercus bumelioides Quercus bumelioides Plants Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
120. Rainbow Parrotfish Scarus guacamaia Fishes Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
121. Red Grouper Epinephelus morio Fishes Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
122. Red Porgy Pagrus pagrus Fishes Asia, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, Mexico, United States
123. Resplendent Quetzal Pharomachrus mocinno Birds Mexico to Panama
124. Richmond's Squirrel Sciurus richmondi Mammals Nicaragua
125. Rosewood Dalbergia retusa Plants Belize, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
126. Rough Cactus Coral Mycetophyllia ferox Corals, Jellyfish, and Sea Anemones Central America, North America (including United States), South America
127. Seabass Epinephelus niveatus Fishes Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
128. Spectral Bat Vampyrum spectrum Mammals Belize, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, French Guiana, Guatemala, Guyana, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, Suriname, Trinidad and Tobago, Venezuela
129. 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
130. Tawny-chested Flycatcher Aphanotriccus capitalis Birds Costa Rica, Nicaragua
131. Terminalia bucidoides Terminalia bucidoides Plants Central America
132. Tetragastris tomentosa Tetragastris tomentosa Plants Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama
133. Thin Leaf Lettuce Coral Agaricia tenuifolia Corals, Jellyfish, and Sea Anemones Central America (including United States Territories), South America
134. Three-wattled Bellbird Procnias tricarunculatus Birds Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
135. Ticodendron incognitum Ticodendron incognitum Plants Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua, Panama
136. Van Gelder's Bat Bauerus dubiaquercus Mammals Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
137. Vitex kuylenii Vitex kuylenii Plants Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico, Nicaragua
138. Vitex cooperi Vitex cooperi Plants Costa Rica, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama
139. West Indian Manatee  WATCH A LIVE WEST INDIAN MANATEE Trichechus manatus Mammals Caribbean Sea, South America, Southeastern USA
140. Westfall's Knobtail Epigomphus westfalli Insects Nicaragua
141. Whale Shark  WATCH A LIVE WHALE SHARK Rhincodon typus Fishes Africa, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, Oceanic, South America
142. White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala Birds Central America, North America (including United States), South America
143. White-lipped Peccary Tayassu pecari Mammals Central America, North America, South America
144. Yellowfin Grouper Mycteroperca venenosa Fishes Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
145. Zamia herrerae Zamia herrerae Plants Central America, North America
146. Zamia acuminata Zamia acuminata Plants Central America
147. Zanthoxylum procerum Zanthoxylum procerum Plants Central America, North America
148. Zanthoxylum ferrugineum Zanthoxylum ferrugineum Plants Central America
149. Zanthoxylum belizense Zanthoxylum belizense Plants Central America, North America

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