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Endangered Species in Santa Cruz County

Endangered Species in Santa Cruz County

Status: E

Endangered

21 species have the selected status...


Ben Lomond Spineflower
Chorizanthe pungens var. hartwegiana

The Ben Lomond spineflower is a small annual herb in the buckwheat family; it is ... read more


California Clapper Rail
Rallus Longirostris Obsoletus

The California Clapper Rail lives year-round in coastal wetlands and brackish areas around San Francisco, ... read more


California Least Tern
Sterna antillarum browni

Long, narrow wings and a broad, forked tail identify the California least tern. Also have ... read more

 


California Tiger Salamander
Ambystoma californiense

It is a large, stocky, terrestrial salamander with a broad, rounded snout. Adults males are ... read more


Coho Salmon
Oncorhynchus kisutch

Coho smolts generally migrate to the open ocean in the spring of their second year. ... read more


Least Bell's Vireo
Vireo bellii pusillus

Least Bell's vireos are small birds. They are only 11.5-12.5 centimeters long. (About 4.5 to ... read more

 


Mount Hermon June Beetle
Polyphylla barbata

The Mt. Hermon June Beetle is a member of the family Scarabaeidae, a group containing ... read more


Ohlone Tiger Beetle
Cicindela ohlone

Tiger beetles are day-active insects that prey on small arthropods; because many tiger beetles feed ... read more


Robust Spineflower
Chorizanthe robusta var. robusta

The Robust Spineflower is an annual herb, member of the buckwheat family; native to California ... read more

 


San Francisco garter snake
Thamnophis sirtalis tetraenia

The San Francisco Garter Snake is a colorful garter snake, averaging 2-3 ft. in length. ... read more


San Joaquin Kit Fox
Vulpes macrotis mutica

The San Joaquin kit fox (Vulpes macrotis mutica) is the smallest fox in North America, ... read more


Santa Cruz Cypress
Cupressus abramsiana

A member of the coniferous cypress family, the Santa Cruz Cypress is a tree ranging ... read more

 


Santa Cruz Long-Toed Salamander
Ambystoma macrodactylum croceum

The Santa Cruz long-toed salamander is a relatively small (four to 12 inches), black salamander ... read more


Santa Cruz Wallflower
Erysimum teretifolium

Also known as the Ben Lomond Wallflower, this is a short-lived perennial plant, or occasionally ... read more


Scotts Valley Polygonum
Polygonum hickmanii

The Scotts Valley Polygonum (also known as Hickman's Knotweed) is a small, erect, taprooted annual ... read more

 


Scotts Valley Spineflower
Chorizanthe robusta var. hartwegii

A short-lived annual species in the buckwheat family, the Scotts Valley Spineflower is a low-growing ... read more


Smith's Blue Butterfly
Euphilotes enoptes smithi

Smith's Blue Butterfly historically ranged along the coast from Monterey Bay south to Point Gorda, ... read more


Southwestern Willow Flycatcher
Empidonax traillii extimus

A small diurnal bird, the flycatcher is distinguishable by its brownish-olive upperparts, a whitish throat ... read more

 


Tidewater Goby
Eucyclogobius newberryi

The Tidewater Goby is a small, 2-inch long, bottom-dwelling fish with large fins, a ventral ... read more


White-Rayed Pentachaeta
Pentachaeta bellidiflora

The White-rayed Pentachaeta (also known as the White-rayed Pygmy Daisy) is an annual herb in ... read more


Zayante Band-winged Grasshopper
Trimerotropis infantilis

The Zayante Band-winged Grasshopper is a smaller species of grasshopper, typically brownish-grey with bluish hind ... read more