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Endangered invertebrates of Texas


Photo courtesy of Kekremsi/Flickr

I recently wrote an article about the laws concerning endangered animals and it was mentioned by a reader that the list specifying which animals are endangered might be of interest to others.

The list is pretty extensive so I broke it down into seperate categories to make it more convenient for you to locate specific animals. The other categories are:

Included below is the list of endangered invertebrates in Texas, with their Federal status if applicable.

Crustaceans State Status Federal Status (Listed)
Peck's Cave Amphipod
Stygobromus pecki
Endangered Endangered
Insects State Status Federal Status (Listed)
American Burying Beetle
Nicrophorus americanus
  Endangered
Comal Springs Riffle Beetle
Heterelmis comalensis
  Endangered
Tooth Cave Ground Beetle
Rhadine persephone
  Endangered
A Ground Beetle
Rhadine exilis
  Endangered
A Ground Beetle
Rhadine infernalis
  Endangered
Kretschmarr Cave Mold Beetle
Texamaurops reddelli
  Endangered
Coffin Cave Mold Beetle
Batrisodes texanus
  Endangered
Helotes Mold Beetle
Batrisodes venyivi
  Endangered
Comal Springs Dryopid Beetle
Stygoparnus comalensis
  Endangered
Spiders and Relatives State Status Federal Status (Listed)
Tooth Cave Spider
Neoleptoneta myopica
  Endangered
Government Canyon Bat Cave Spider
Neoleptoneta microps
  Endangered
Reddell Harvestman
Texella reddelli
  Endangered
Bone Cave Harvestman
Texella reyesi
  Endangered
Cokendolpher Cave Harvestman
Texella cokendolpheri
  Endangered
Tooth Cave Pseudoscorpion
Tartarocreagris texana
  Endangered
Madla Cave Meshweaver
Cicurina madla
  Endangered
Robber Baron Cave Meshweaver
Cicurina baronia
  Endangered
Bracken Bat Cave Meshweaver
Cicurina venii
  Endangered
Government Canyon Bat Cave Meshweaver
Cicurina vespera
  Endangered
Mollusks/Snails State Status Federal Status (Listed)
Pecos Assiminea Snail
Assiminea pecos
Endangered Endangered

I hope you found the above list interesting. Please check out the related articles to view the other animals that are considered to be either threatened or endangered. Thanks for reading.

Related articles:

For more info: Texas Parks & Wildlife
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