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Endangered Species in Santa Cruz County

Endangered Species in Santa Cruz County

Status: CH

Critical Habitat

11 species have the selected status...


California Red-Legged Frog
Rana aurora draytonii

California red-legged frogs are primarily pond frogs, but they also inhabit marshes, streams, and lagoons ... 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

 


Marbled Murrelet
Brachyramphus marmoratus

The Marbled Murrelet is a small, chubby seabird that has a very short neck. Adults ... read more


Monterey Spineflower
Chorizanthe pungens var. pungens

The Monterey Spineflower is an annual herb belonging to the Buckwheat Family. It is distinguished ... 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

 


Santa Cruz Tarplant
Holocarpha macradenia

Santa Cruz Tarplant is a spreading, aromatic and glandular annual herb in the sunflower family ... 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


Southwestern Willow Flycatcher
Empidonax traillii extimus

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

 


Steelhead Trout
Oncorhynchus mykiss

Steelhead trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) belong to the family Salmonidae which includes all salmon, trout, and ... read more


Western Snowy Plover
Charadrius alexandrinus nivosus

The Western Snowy Plover is a small shorebird which lives primarily on beaches, dry mud ... read more