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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 North Carolina 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.

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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. Allegheny Woodrat Neotoma magister Mammals Alabama, Connecticut, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
2. 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
3. Appalachian Cottontail Sylvilagus obscurus Mammals United States
4. Appalachian Elktoe Alasmidonta raveneliana Clams North Carolina, Tennessee
5. Appalachian Snaketail Ophiogomphus incurvatus Insects Alabama, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
6. Bachman's Sparrow Aimophila aestivalis Birds United States
7. Barndoor Winter Skate Dipturus laevis Fishes Canada, United States
8. Belle's Sanddragon Progomphus bellei Insects Alabama, Florida, North Carolina
9. Bicknell's Thrush Catharus bicknelli Birds Canada, Connecticut, Cuba, Delaware, Dominican Republic, Georgia, Haiti, Jamaica, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Vermont, Virginia
10. Black Grouper Epinephelus nigritus Fishes Central and South America, Mexico, United States
11. Black Rail Laterallus jamaicensis Birds Central America, North America (including United States), South America
12. Black-capped Petrel Pterodroma hasitata Birds Central America, Europe, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic, South America
13. Blotchside Logperch Percina burtoni Fishes Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
14. Blue Ridge Gray-cheeked Salamander Plethodon amplus Amphibians North Carolina
15. Bog Turtle Glyptemys muhlenbergii Reptiles Eastern United States
16. Broad River Spiny Crayfish Cambarus spicatus Crustaceans North Carolina, South Carolina
17. Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Birds Coastal Central and South America, USA (Carolinas to Texas, California, Oregon, Washington), West Indies
18. Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis Birds Africa, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States Territory), Oceanic, South America
19. Bunched Arrowhead Sagittaria fasciculata Plants North Carolina, South Carolina
20. Calico Grouper Epinephelus drummondhayi Fishes Bermuda - North Atlantic Ocean, Mexico, United States
21. Canby's Dropwort Oxypolis canbyi Plants Delaware, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina
22. Cape Fear Shiner Notropis mekistocholas Fishes North Carolina
23. Carex lutea Carex lutea Plants North Carolina
24. Caribbean Electric Ray Narcine bancroftii Fishes Brazil, Florida, French Guiana, Guyana, Mississippi, New Mexico, North Carolina, Suriname, Venezuela
25. Caribbean Reef Shark Carcharhinus perezi Fishes Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
26. Carolina Heelsplitter Lasmigona decorata Clams North Carolina, South Carolina
27. Chattahoochee Crayfish Cambarus howardi Crustaceans Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina
28. Cheoah Bald Salamander Plethodon cheoah Amphibians North Carolina
29. Cherokee Clubtail Gomphus consanguis Insects United States
30. Cooley's Meadowrue Thalictrum cooleyi Plants Florida, North Carolina
31. Crawfish Frog Lithobates areolatus Amphibians United States
32. Devil Fish Manta birostris Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Hawaii, Middle East, North America, Oceanic, South America
33. Diminutive Clubtail Gomphus diminutus Insects Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
34. Donkey Fish Dermatolepis inermis Fishes Central and South America, North America (including United States), Oceanic
35. Dwarf Wedgemussel Alasmidonta heterodon Clams Canada (New Brunswick), United States
36. Edmund's Snaketail Ophiogomphus edmundo Insects Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee
37. Fea's Petrel Pterodroma feae Birds Cape Verde, Guinea-Bissau, Ireland, Israel, Morocco, Portugal, Senegal, Spain, United Kingdom, United States, Western Sahara
38. Fraser Fir Abies fraseri Plants North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
39. French Broad Crayfish Cambarus reburrus Crustaceans North Carolina
40. Gammon's Riffle Beetle Stenelmis gammoni Insects Alabama, North Carolina, Virginia
41. Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera Birds Central America, Europe, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
42. Gopher Frog Rana capito Amphibians United States
43. Green Pitcher-plant Sarracenia oreophila Plants Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee
44. Green Salamander Aneides aeneus Amphibians United States
45. Greenland Shark Somniosus microcephalus Fishes Canada, Denmark, Germany, Greenland, Iceland, Maine, Massachusetts, North Carolina, Norway, Russia
46. Greensboro Burrowing Crayfish Cambarus catagius Crustaceans North Carolina
47. Gulf Sturgeon Acipenser oxyrinchus Fishes Canada, United States
48. Hammerhead Shark Sphyrna mokarran Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Middle East, Oceanic, United States
49. Harperella Ptilimnium nodosum Plants Alabama, Arkansas, Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia
50. Hellbender Cryptobranchus alleganiensis Amphibians United States
51. Henslow's Sparrow Ammodramus henslowii Birds Canada, United States
52. Hesperodiaptomus augustaensis Hesperodiaptomus augustaensis Crustaceans North Carolina
53. Hiwassee Crayfish Cambarus hiwasseensis Crustaceans Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee
54. Hiwassee Headwater Crayfish Cambarus parrishi Crustaceans Georgia, North Carolina
55. Indiana Bat Myotis sodalis Mammals Eastern and Midwestern USA
56. Junaluska Salamander Eurycea junaluska Amphibians North Carolina, Tennessee
57. Kanawha Minnow Phenacobius teretulus Fishes North Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia
58. Lined Seahorse Hippocampus erectus Fishes Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
59. Little Tennessee Crayfish Cambarus georgiae Crustaceans Georgia, North Carolina
60. Littlewing Pearlymussel Pegias fabula Clams Alabama, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
61. Longleaf Pine Pinus palustris Plants Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia
62. Macromia margarita Macromia margarita Insects United States
63. Magnificent Ramshorn Planorbella magnifica Snails North Carolina
64. Mitchell's Satyr Butterfly Neonympha mitchellii Insects Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, North Carolina, Ohio
65. Mountain Sweet Pitcher-plant Sarracenia rubra ssp. jonesii Plants North Carolina, South Carolina
66. Neuse River Waterdog Necturus lewisi Amphibians North Carolina
67. Night Shark Carcharhinus signatus Fishes Africa, Central America, North America (United States), South America
68. North Atlantic Right Whale Balaena glacialis Mammals Northern Oceans
69. Northern Flying Squirrel Glaucomys sabrinus Mammals North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia, West Virginia
70. 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
71. Oconee Stream Crayfish Cambarus chaugaensis Crustaceans Georgia, North Carolina, South Carolina
72. Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi Birds Central and South America, North America (including United States)
73. Orangefin Madtom Noturus gilberti Fishes North Carolina, Virginia
74. Oyster Mussel Epioblasma capsaeformis Clams Georgia, Kentucky, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
75. Painted Bunting Passerina ciris Birds Central America, North America (including United States)
76. Panhandle Pebblesnail Somatogyrus virginicus Snails North Carolina, Virginia
77. Pine Barrens Treefrog Hyla andersonii Amphibians Alabama, Florida, New Jersey, North Carolina, South Carolina
78. Poey's Grouper Epinephelus flavolimbatus Fishes Central America, North America (including United States), South America
79. Pondberry Lindera melissifolia Plants Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, North Carolina, South Carolina
80. Procambarus plumimanus Procambarus plumimanus Crustaceans North Carolina
81. Red Grouper Epinephelus morio Fishes Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
82. Red Porgy Pagrus pagrus Fishes Asia, Central and South America, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East, Mexico, United States
83. Red Wolf  WATCH A LIVE RED WOLF Canis rufus Mammals USA (SE US, west to central Texas)
84. Red-cheeked Salamander Plethodon jordani Amphibians North Carolina, Tennessee
85. Red-cockaded Woodpecker  WATCH A LIVE RED-COCKADED WOODPECKER Picoides borealis Birds USA (southcentral and southeastern)
86. Red-headed Woodpecker Melanerpes erythrocephalus Birds Canada, Saint Pierre and Miquelon, United States
87. Red-legged Salamander Plethodon shermani Amphibians North Carolina, Tennessee
88. Rhus michauxii Rhus michauxii Plants United States (GA, NC, SC, VA)
89. Roan Mountain Bluet Hedyotis purpurea var. montana Plants North Carolina, Tennessee
90. Roanoke Bass Ambloplites cavifrons Fishes North Carolina, Virginia
91. Rock Gnome Lichen Gymnoderma lineare Plants North Carolina, Tennessee
92. Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii dougallii Birds Northeastern USA
93. Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus Birds Saint Pierre and Miquelon, United States
94. Saltmarsh Sharp-tailed Sparrow Ammodramus caudacutus Birds Canada, United States
95. Schweinitz's Sunflower Helianthus schweinitzii Plants North Carolina, South Carolina
96. Seepage Salamander Desmognathus aeneus Amphibians Alabama, Georgia, North Carolina, Tennessee
97. Shortnose Sturgeon Acipenser brevirostrum Fishes USA and Canada (Atlantic Coast)
98. Skistodiaptomus carolinensis Skistodiaptomus carolinensis Crustaceans North Carolina
99. Small-anthered Bittercress Cardamine micranthera Plants North Carolina, Virginia
100. Smalltooth Sawfish  WATCH A LIVE SMALLTOOTH SAWFISH Pristis pectinata Fishes Gulf of Mexico, Texas through Florida (USA), USA - Atlantic: North Carolina through Florida
101. Smooth Coneflower Echinacea laevigata Plants Georgia, Maryland, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia
102. Smooth Rocksnail Leptoxis virgata Snails Alabama, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
103. Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea Birds Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic, South America
104. South Mountain Gray-cheeked Salamander Plethodon meridianus Amphibians North Carolina
105. Southern Hog-nosed Snake Heterodon simus Reptiles United States
106. 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
107. Spotted Turtle Clemmys guttata Reptiles Canada, United States
108. Spreading Avens Geum radiatum Plants North Carolina, Tennessee
109. Spruce-fir Moss Spider Microhexura montivaga Arachnids North Carolina, Tennessee
110. Tar River Spinymussel Elliptio steinstansana Clams North Carolina
111. Tennessee Clubshell Pleurobema oviforme Clams Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
112. Tidewater Interstitial Amphipod Stygobromus araeus Crustaceans North Carolina, Virginia
113. Tidewater Stygonectid Amphipod Stygobromus identatus Crustaceans Maryland, North Carolina
114. Towne's Clubtail Stylurus townesi Insects Alabama, Florida, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee
115. Townsend's Big-eared Bat Corynorhinus townsendii Mammals Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Virginia, West Virginia
116. Venus Fly Trap Dionaea muscipula Plants North Carolina, South Carolina
117. Virginia Pigtoe Lexingtonia subplana Clams North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
118. Waccamaw Killifish Fundulus waccamensis Fishes North Carolina
119. Waccamaw Silverside Menidia extensa Fishes North Carolina
120. Weller's Salamander Plethodon welleri Amphibians North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
121. West Indian Manatee  WATCH A LIVE WEST INDIAN MANATEE Trichechus manatus Mammals Caribbean Sea, South America, Southeastern USA
122. White Irisette Sisyrinchium dichotomum Plants North Carolina
123. Whooping Crane Grus americana Birds Canada, Mexico, USA (Rocky Mountains east to Carolinas)
124. Yellow Blossom Pearlymussel Epioblasma florentina Clams Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Missouri, North Carolina, Tennessee, Virginia
125. Yellow Lampmussel Lampsilis cariosa Clams Canada (New Brunswick, Nova Scotia), United States

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