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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 Puerto Rico 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. Adiantum vivesii Adiantum vivesii Plants Puerto Rico
2. Antirhea sintenisii Antirhea sintenisii Plants Puerto Rico
3. Antirhea portoricensis Antirhea portoricensis Plants Puerto Rico
4. Banara vanderbiltii Banara vanderbiltii Plants Puerto Rico
5. Beautiful Goetzea Goetzea elegans Plants Puerto Rico
6. Beruquillo Marlierea sintenisii Plants Puerto Rico
7. 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
8. Bitterwood Picrasma excelsa Plants Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Venezuela
9. Black Rail Laterallus jamaicensis Birds Central America, North America (including United States), South America
10. Black Rockfish Mycteroperca bonaci Fishes Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
11. Black-capped Petrel Pterodroma hasitata Birds Central America, Europe, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic, South America
12. Black-tailed Godwit Limosa limosa Birds Africa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States Territory), Oceanic
13. Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis Birds Coastal Central and South America, USA (Carolinas to Texas, California, Oregon, Washington), West Indies
14. Brunfelsia portoricensis Brunfelsia portoricensis Plants Puerto Rico
15. Buff-breasted Sandpiper Tryngites subruficollis Birds Africa, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States Territory), Oceanic, South America
16. Buxus vahlii Buxus vahlii Plants Puerto Rico
17. Cana Gorda Girdlepod Mitracarpus polycladus Plants Puerto Rico, Saba
18. Capa rosa Callicarpa ampla Plants Puerto Rico
19. Caribbean Coot Fulica caribaea Birds Central America, North America (United States Territory), South America
20. Cayey Robber Frog Eleutherodactylus jasperi Amphibians Puerto Rico
21. Cayman Islands Ground Iguana Cyclura nubila Reptiles Caymans, Cuba, Puerto Rico
22. Chase's Threeawn Aristida chaseae Plants Puerto Rico
23. Chrysophyllum pauciflorum Chrysophyllum pauciflorum Plants Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
24. Chupacallos Pleodendron macranthum Plants Puerto Rico
25. Cobana Negra Stahlia monosperma Plants Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
26. Coccoloba rugosa Coccoloba rugosa Plants Puerto Rico
27. Commoner Lignum Vitae Guaiacum officinale Plants Central and South America, Puerto Rico, Thailand, Virgin Islands (British and US)
28. Cook's Robber Frog Eleutherodactylus cooki Amphibians Puerto Rico
29. Cordia wagnerorum Cordia wagnerorum Plants Central America, North America
30. Cordia bellonis Cordia bellonis Plants Central America, North America
31. Cricket Robber Frog Eleutherodactylus gryllus Amphibians Puerto Rico
32. Crossband Rockfish Mycteroperca interstitialis Fishes Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
33. Cubera Snapper Lutjanus cyanopterus Fishes Central America, North America (including United States), South America
34. Culebra Island Giant Anole Anolis roosevelti Reptiles USA (Puerto Rico - Culebra Island)
35. Cyathea dryopteroides Cyathea dryopteroides Plants Puerto Rico
36. Daphnopsis hellerana Daphnopsis hellerana Plants Puerto Rico
37. Donkey Fish Dermatolepis inermis Fishes Central and South America, North America (including United States), Oceanic
38. Dwarf Coqui Eleutherodactylus unicolor Amphibians Puerto Rico
39. Elfin-woods Warbler Dendroica angelae Birds Puerto Rico
40. Erythrina eggersii Erythrina eggersii Plants Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
41. Eskimo Curlew Numenius borealis Birds Alaska and Northern Canada to Argentina
42. Eugenia woodburyana Eugenia woodburyana Plants Puerto Rico
43. Eugenia haematocarpa Eugenia haematocarpa Plants Puerto Rico
44. Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera Birds Central America, Europe, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
45. Gulper Shark Centrophorus granulosus Fishes Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (including United States and Hawaii), South America
46. Hammerhead Shark Sphyrna mokarran Fishes Africa, Asia, Australia, Central and South America, Middle East, Oceanic, United States
47. Hedrick's Robber Frog Eleutherodactylus hedricki Amphibians Puerto Rico
48. Henriettea membranifolia Henriettea membranifolia Plants Puerto Rico
49. Higuero de sierra Crescentia portoricensis Plants Puerto Rico
50. Hispaniolan Amazon Amazona ventralis Birds Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands (British and US)
51. Hogfish Lachnolaimus maximus Fishes Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
52. Holly Ilex cookii Plants Puerto Rico
53. Holly Ilex sintenisii Plants Puerto Rico
54. Holywood Lignum Vitae Guaiacum sanctum Plants Central and South America, Florida, Mexico, Puerto Rico
55. Hooded Seal Cystophora cristata Mammals Asia, Central America, Europe, North America, Oceanic, South America
56. Interior Robber Frog Eleutherodactylus locustus Amphibians Puerto Rico
57. Jamaican Broom Chamaecrista glandulosa var. mirabilis Plants Puerto Rico
58. Karl's Robber Frog Eleutherodactylus karlschmidti Amphibians Puerto Rico
59. 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
60. Lidflower Calyptranthes kiaerskovii Plants British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico
61. Lidflower Calyptranthes thomasiana Plants British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
62. Lidflower Calyptranthes portoricensis Plants Puerto Rico
63. Lidflower Calyptranthes luquillensis Plants Puerto Rico
64. Llume Palm Gaussia attenuata Plants Puerto Rico
65. Logwood Xylosma pachyphyllum Plants Puerto Rico
66. Luquillo Mountain Babyboot Orchid Lepanthes eltoroensis Plants Puerto Rico
67. Lyonia truncata var. proctorii Lyonia truncata var. proctorii Plants Puerto Rico
68. Maiden Fern Thelypteris inabonensis Plants Puerto Rico
69. Maiden Fern Thelypteris yaucoensis Plants Puerto Rico
70. Maiden Fern Thelypteris verecunda Plants Puerto Rico
71. Manilkara Tree Manilkara pleeana Plants Puerto Rico
72. Mappia racemosa Mappia racemosa Plants Cuba, Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Haiti, Jamaica, Panama, Puerto Rico
73. Maxwell's Girdlepod Mitracarpus maxwelliae Plants Puerto Rico
74. Maytenus ponceana Maytenus ponceana Plants Puerto Rico
75. Maytenus cymosa Maytenus cymosa Plants Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands (British and US)
76. Milkwood Tabernaemontana oppositifolia Plants Puerto Rico
77. Minor Red Bat Lasiurus minor Mammals Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico
78. Mona Blind Snake Typhlops monensis Reptiles Puerto Rico
79. Mona Cave Shrimp Typhlatya monae Crustaceans Puerto Rico
80. Mona Coqui Eleutherodactylus monensis Amphibians Puerto Rico
81. Monito Gecko Sphaerodactylus micropithecus Reptiles Puerto Rico
82. Monte Guilarte Hollyfern Polystichum calderonense Plants Puerto Rico
83. Mutton Snapper Lutjanus analis Fishes Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
84. Myrcia paganii Myrcia paganii Plants Puerto Rico
85. Nassau Grouper Epinephelus striatus Fishes Central and South America, United States (Florida, Minor Outlying Islands)
86. Nectandra krugii Nectandra krugii Plants Antigua, Barbuda, Dominican Republic, Netherlands Antilles, Puerto Rico, West Indies
87. 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
88. Palo de nigua Cornutia obovata Plants Puerto Rico
89. Palo de rosa Ottoschulzia rhodoxylon Plants Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico
90. Pelos del diablo Aristida portoricensis Plants Puerto Rico
91. Plain Pigeon Patagioenas inornata Birds Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico
92. Poey's Grouper Epinephelus flavolimbatus Fishes Central America, North America (including United States), South America
93. Pouteria Tree Pouteria hotteana Plants Central America, North America
94. Psidium sintenisii Psidium sintenisii Plants Puerto Rico
95. Puerto Rican Boa Epicrates inornatus Reptiles Puerto Rico
96. Puerto Rican Broad-winged Hawk Buteo platypterus brunnescens Birds Puerto Rico
97. Puerto Rican Crested Toad Peltophryne lemur Amphibians British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico
98. Puerto Rican Nightjar Antrostomus noctitherus Birds Puerto Rico
99. Puerto Rican Parrot Amazona vittata Birds Puerto Rico
100. Puerto Rican Robber Frog Eleutherodactylus portoricensis Amphibians Puerto Rico
101. Puerto Rican Sharp-shinned Hawk Accipiter striatus venator Birds Puerto Rico
102. Puerto Rican Wetland Frog Eleutherodactylus juanariveroi Amphibians Puerto Rico
103. Puerto Rico Helmet Orchid Cranichis ricartii Plants Puerto Rico
104. Queen Triggerfish Balistes vetula Fishes Africa, Asia, Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
105. Radiator Plant Peperomia wheeleri Plants Puerto Rico
106. Rainbow Parrotfish Scarus guacamaia Fishes Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
107. Red Fruit Bat Stenoderma rufum Mammals Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
108. Red Grouper Epinephelus morio Fishes Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
109. Red-crowned Parrot Amazona viridigenalis Birds Mexico, Puerto Rico, US (TX, FL, CA)
110. Rhinoceros Iguana Cyclura cornuta Reptiles Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico
111. Richmond's Robber Frog Eleutherodactylus richmondi Amphibians Puerto Rico
112. Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii dougallii Birds Northeastern USA
113. Schoepfia arenaria Schoepfia arenaria Plants Puerto Rico
114. Sebucan Leptocereus quadricostatus Plants British Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico
115. Sebucan Leptocereus grantianus Plants Puerto Rico
116. Solanum drymophilum Solanum drymophilum Plants Puerto Rico
117. Sooty Shearwater Ardenna grisea Birds Africa, Antarctica, Asia, Australia, Central America, Europe, Middle East, North America (United States Territory), Oceanic, South America
118. 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
119. Styrax portoricensis Styrax portoricensis Plants Puerto Rico
120. Tectaria estremerana Tectaria estremerana Plants Puerto Rico
121. Ternstroemia subsessilis Ternstroemia subsessilis Plants Puerto Rico
122. Ternstroemia luquillensis Ternstroemia luquillensis Plants Puerto Rico
123. Tonguefern Elaphoglossum serpens Plants Puerto Rico
124. Trichilia triacantha Trichilia triacantha Plants Puerto Rico
125. Trindade Petrel Pterodroma arminjoniana Birds Argentina, Brazil, Mauritius, Portugal, Puerto Rico
126. Tropical Lilythorn Catesbaea melanocarpa Plants Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
127. Turtlefat Auerodendron pauciflorum Plants Puerto Rico
128. Umbrella Tree Schefflera gleasonii Plants Central America, North America
129. Vernonia proctorii Vernonia proctorii Plants Puerto Rico
130. Villalba Robber Frog Eleutherodactylus eneidae Amphibians Puerto Rico
131. Virgin Islands Tree Boa Epicrates monensis granti Reptiles Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands (British and US)
132. West Indian Manatee  WATCH A LIVE WEST INDIAN MANATEE Trichechus manatus Mammals Caribbean Sea, South America, Southeastern USA
133. West Indian Walnut Juglans jamaicensis Plants Cuba, Hispaniola, Puerto Rico
134. West Indian Whistling-duck Dendrocygna arborea Birds Antigua, Bahamas, Barbuda, British Virgin Islands, Caymans, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Jamaica, Puerto Rico, Saint Kitts and Nevis, Turks and Caicos Islands, Virgin Islands
135. Whale Shark  WATCH A LIVE WHALE SHARK Rhincodon typus Fishes Africa, American Samoa, Asia, Australia, Central America, Middle East, Oceanic, South America
136. White-crowned Pigeon Patagioenas leucocephala Birds Central America, North America (including United States), South America
137. White-necked Crow Corvus leucognaphalus Birds Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico
138. Wightman's Robber Frog Eleutherodactylus wightmanae Amphibians Puerto Rico
139. Yellow-shouldered Blackbird Agelaius xanthomus Birds Puerto Rico
140. Yellowfin Grouper Mycteroperca venenosa Fishes Central America, North America (including United States), Oceanic, South America
141. Zamia integrifolia Zamia integrifolia Plants Central America, North America
142. Zamia amblyphyllidia Zamia amblyphyllidia Plants Central America, North America
143. Zamia portoricensis Zamia portoricensis Plants Central America, North America
144. Zanthoxylum thomasianum Zanthoxylum thomasianum Plants Central America, North America
145. Zanthoxylum flavum Zanthoxylum flavum Plants Central America, North America, Oceanic, South America

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