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Endemic Invertebrate Animals List

Florida’s peninsular geography, combined with its distinctive geological history and climate, contribute not only to habitat diversity but also to an amazing array of over 15,000 terrestrial and freshwater invertebrates, including approximately 12,500 insects.  More than 1500 endemic invertebrates occur in Florida and occupy a wide variety of microhabitats within aquatic, terrestrial and subterranean habitats.

This list of 183 endemic invertebrates that have been identified as being of conservation concern includes the global and state rank for each, followed by its designated federal and state legal status. For a detailed description of species rank codes visit the Species Rank Explanations page.

Animals-Invertebrates

Sponges

  • Ephydatia subtilis (Kissimmee Sponge) - GH SH N N

 

Bivalves (Clams and Mussels)

  •  Alasmidonta wrightiana (Ochlockonee Arc-mussel) - GH SH N N
  •  Elliptio buckleyi (Florida Shiny Spike) - G5 SNR N N
  •  Medionidus walkeri (Suwannee Moccasinshell) - G1 S1 N N
  •  Utterbackia peninsularis (Peninsular Floater) - G3 S2 N N
  •  Villosa amygdala (Florida Rainbow) - G3 S3 N N

 

Gastropods (Snails and Allies)

  • Amnicola rhombostoma (Squaremouth Amnicola Snail) - GH SH N N
  • Aphaostracon asthenes (Blue Spring Hydrobe Snail) - G1 S1 N N
  • Aphaostracon chalarogyrus (Freemouth Hydrobe Snail) - G1 S1 N N
  • Aphaostracon monas (Wekiwa Hydrobe Snail) - G1 S1 N N
  • Aphaostracon pycnus (Dense Hydrobe Snail) - G1 S1 N N
  • Aphaostracon theiocrenetum (Clifton Springs Hydrobe Snail) - G1 S1 N N
  • Aphaostracon xynoelictum (Fenney Springs Hydrobe Snail) - G1 S1 N N
  • Dasyscias franzi (Shaggy Ghostsnail) - G1 S1 N N
  • Drymaeus multilineatus latizonatus (Wide-banded Forest Snail) - G5T1 SU N N
  • Floridobia alexander (Alexander Siltsnail) - G1 S1 N N
  • Floridobia fraterna (Creek Siltsnail) - G2 S2 N N
  • Floridobia helicogyra (Crystal Siltsnail) - G1 S1 N N
  • Floridobia leptospira (Flatwood Siltsnail) - G1G2 S1S2 N N
  • Floridobia mica (Ichetucknee Siltsnail) - G1 S1 N N
  • Floridobia monroensis (Enterprise Siltsnail) - G1 S1 N N
  • Floridobia parva (Pygmy Siltsnail) - G1 S1 N N
  • Floridobia petrifons (Rock Springs Siltsnail) - G1 S1 N N
  • Floridobia ponderosa (Ponderous Spring Siltsnail) - G1 S1 N N
  • Floridobia porterae (Green Cove Springsnail) - G1 S1 N N
  • Floridobia vanhyningi (Seminole Spring Siltsnail) - G1 S1 N N
  • Floridobia wekiwae (Wekiwa Siltsnail) - G1 S1 N N
  • Orthalicus floridensis (Banded Tree Snail) - G3 S3 N N
  • Orthalicus reses nesodryas (Florida Keys Tree Snail) - G2T2 S2 N N
  • Orthalicus reses reses (Stock Island Tree Snail) - G2T1 S1 LT LE
  • Praticolella bakeri (Ridge Scrubsnail) - G2G3 S2S3 N N
  • Vertigo hebardi (Keys Vertigo) - G1 SNR N N

 

Spiders

  • Geolycosa xera (McCrone's Burrowing Wolf Spider) - G2 S2 N N
  • Islandiana sp. 2 (Marianna Cave Sheetweb Weaver Spider) - G1 S1 N N
  • Latrodectus bishopi (Red Widow Spider) - G3G4 S3S4 N N
  • Lycosa ericeticola (Rosemary Wolf Spider) - G1 S1 N N
  • Sosippus placidus (Lake Placid Funnel Wolf Spider) - G1 S1 N N

 

Amphipods

  • Crangonyx grandimanus (Florida Cave Amphipod) - G2G3 S2S3 N N
  • Crangonyx hobbsi (Hobbs' Cave Amphipod) - G2G3 S2S3 N N

 

Isopods

  • Caecidotea sp. 1 (Rock Springs Cave Isopod) - G1 S1 N N
  • Caecidotea sp. 8 (Econfina Springs Cave Isopod) - G1 S1 N N
  • Remasellus parvus (Swimming Little Florida Cave Isopod) - G1G2 S1S2 N N

 

Decapods (Crabs, Crayfishes, Shrimp)

  • Cambarellus blacki (Cypress Crayfish) - G1 S1 N N
  • Cambarus pyronotus (Fire-back Crayfish) - G2 S2 N N
  • Palaemonetes cummingi (Squirrel Chimney Cave Shrimp) - G1 S1 LT N
  • Procambarus acherontis (Orlando Cave Crayfish) - G1 S1 N N
  • Procambarus attiguus (Silver Glen Springs Crayfish) - G1 S1 N N
  • Procambarus delicatus (Big-cheeked Cave Crayfish) - G1 S1 N N
  • Procambarus econfinae (Panama City Crayfish) - G1 S1 N LS/PT
  • Procambarus erythrops (Santa Fe Cave Crayfish) - G1 S1 N LS
  • Procambarus franzi (Orange Lake Cave Crayfish) - G1 S1 N N
  • Procambarus horsti (Big Blue Spring Cave Crayfish) - G1 S1 N N
  • Procambarus leitheuseri (Coastal Lowland Cave Crayfish) - G1G2 S1S2 N N
  • Procambarus lucifugus (Light-fleeing Cave Crayfish) - G2G3 S2S3 N N
  • Procambarus milleri (Miami Cave Crayfish) - G1 S1 N N
  • Procambarus morrisi (Putnam County Cave Crayfish) - G1 S1 N N
  • Procambarus orcinus (Woodville Karst Cave Crayfish) - G1 S1 N N
  • Procambarus pallidus (Pallid Cave Crayfish) - G2G3 S2S3 N N
  • Procambarus pictus (Black Creek Crayfish) - G2 S2 N LS
  • Procambarus youngi (Florida Longbeak Crayfish) - G2 S2 N N
  • Troglocambarus maclanei (North Florida Spider Cave Crayfish) - G2 S2 N N
  • Troglocambarus sp. 1 (Orlando Spider Cave Crayfish) - G1 S1 N N

 

Mayflies

  • Caenis eglinensis (Eglin Caenis Mayfly) - G1 S1 N N
  • Siphloplecton brunneum (A Mayfly) - G1G2 S1 N N
  • Siphloplecton fuscum (A Mayfly) - G1Q S1 N N
  • Stenacron floridense (A Mayfly) - G3G4 S3S4 N N

 

Dragonflies and Damselflies

  • Didymops floridensis (Maidencane Cruiser) - G4 S4 N N
  • Gomphus westfalli (Diminutive Clubtail) - G1G2 S1S2 N N
  • Libellula jesseana (Purple Skimmer) - G1 S1 N N
  • Progomphus alachuensis (Tawny Sanddragon) - G3 S3 N N

 

Grasshoppers and Allies

  • Belocephalus micanopy (Big Pine Key Conehead Katydid) - G1 S1 N N
  • Belocephalus sleighti (Keys Short-winged Conehead Katydid) - G1G2 S1S2 N N
  • Cycloptilum irregularis (Keys Scaly Cricket) - G1G2 S1S2 N N
  • Melanoplus adelogyrus (Volusia Grasshopper) - G1G2 S1S2 N N
  • Melanoplus apalachicolae (Apalachicola Grasshopper) - G1 S1 N N
  • Melanoplus forcipatus (Broad Cercus Scrub Grasshopper) - G1G3 S1S3 N N
  • Melanoplus gurneyi (Gurney's Spurthroat Grasshopper) - G1G2 S1S2 N N
  • Melanoplus indicifer (East Coast Scrub Grasshopper) - G1G2 S1S2 N N
  • Melanoplus nanciae (Ocala Claw-Cercus Grasshopper) - G1? S1? N N
  • Melanoplus ordwayae (Ordway Melanoplus Grasshopper) - G1G2 S1S2 N N
  • Melanoplus pygmaeus (Pygmy Sandhill Grasshopper) - G1G3 S1S3 N N
  • Melanoplus tequestae (Tequesta Grasshopper) - G2G3 S2S3 N N
  • Melanoplus withlacoocheensis (Withlacoochee Melanoplus Grasshopper) - G1G3 S1S3 N N
  • Schistocerca ceratiola (Rosemary Grasshopper) - G2G3 S2S3 N N

 

Beetles

  • Aethecerinus hornii (Horn's Aethecerinus Long-Horned Beetle) - G2G4 S2S4 N N
  • Aneflomorpha delongi (Delong's Aneflomorpha Long-Horned Beetle) - G1G3 S1S3 N N
  • Anomala exigua (Pygmy Anomala Scarab Beetle) - G1 S1 N N
  • Anomala eximia (Archbold Anomala Scarab Beetle) - G1 S1 N N
  • Anomala flavipennis okaloosensis (Panhandle Dune Anomala Scarab Beetle) - G2?T1 S1 N N
  • Anomala robinsoni (Robinson's Anomala Scarab Beetle) - G1? S1? N N
  • Aphodius laevigatus (Large Pocket Gopher Aphodius Beetle) - G3? S3? N N
  • Ataenius brevicollis (Island Woodrat Ataenius Beetle) - GNR S1 N N
  • Ataenius rudellus (Florida Coast Ataenius Beetle) - G2G3 S2S3 N N
  • Ataenius saramari (Sand Pine Scrub Ataenius Beetle) - G3G4 S3 N N
  • Ataenius stroheckeri (Strohecker's Ataenius Beetle) - G1? S1? N N
  • Ataenius superficialis (Big Pine Key Ataenius Dung Beetle) - G1? S1? N N
  • Ataenius woodruffi (Woodruff's Ataenius Dung Beetle) - GU SU N N
  • Cicindela highlandensis (Highlands Tiger Beetle) - G1G2 S1S2 C N
  • Copris gopheri (Gopher Tortoise Copris Beetle) - G2 S2 N N
  • Cotinis aliena (Keys Green June Beetle) - G1 S1 N N
  • Cyclocephala miamiensis (Miami Chafer Beetle) - G1? S1? N N
  • Desmopachria cenchramis (Fig Seed Diving Beetle) - G1 S1 N N
  • Diplotaxis rufa (Red Diplotaxis Beetle) - G2 S2 N N
  • Eburia stroheckeri (Strohecker's Ivory-Spotted Long-Horned Beetle) - G1G3 S1S3 N N
  • Geopsammodius fuscus (Dark Tiny Sand-loving Scarab) - G1 S1 N N
  • Geopsammodius morrisi (Morris' Tiny Sand-loving Scarab ) - G1 S1 N N
  • Geopsammodius relictillus (Relictual Tiny Sand-loving Scarab) - G2G3 S2S3 N N
  • Geopsammodius withlacoochee (Withlacoochee Tiny Sand-loving Scarab ) - G1 S1 N N
  • Gronocarus inornatus (Lobeless Spiny Burrowing Beetle) - G1G2 S1S2 N N
  • Heterachthes sablensis (Mangrove Long-Horned Beetle) - G1G2 S1S2 N N
  • Hypotrichia spissipes (Florida Hypotrichia Scarab Beetle) - G3G4 S3S4 N N
  • Micronaspis floridana (Florida Intertidal Firefly) - G1G3 S1S3 N N
  • Mycotrupes gaigei (North Peninsular Mycotrupes Beetle) - G2G3 S2S3 N N
  • Mycotrupes pedester (Southwest Florida Mycotrupes Beetle) - G1G2 S1S2 N N
  • Nesostizocera floridana (Florida Privet Long-Horned Beetle) - G1 S1 N N
  • Odontotaenius floridanus (Archbold Bess Beetle) - G1G2 S1S2 N N
  • Onthophagus aciculatulus (Sandyland Onthophagus Beetle) - G1G2 S1S2 N N
  • Onychomira floridensis (A Comb-Clawed Beetle) - G1 S1 N N
  • Peltotrupes profundus (Florida Deepdigger Scarab Beetle) - G3 S3 N N
  • Peltotrupes youngi (Ocala Deepdigger Scarab Beetle) - G1G2 S1S2 N N
  • Photuris brunnipennis floridana (Everglades Brownwing Firefly) - GNRT1T3 SNR N N
  • Phyllophaga elizoria (Elizoria June Beetle) - G2G3 S2S3 N N
  • Phyllophaga elongata (Elongate June Beetle) - G2G4 S2S4 N N
  • Phyllophaga okeechobea (Diurnal Scrub June Beetle) - G2 S2 N N
  • Phyllophaga ovalis (Oval June Beetle) - G1G2 S1S2 N N
  • Phyllophaga panorpa (Southern Lake Wales Ridge June Beetle) - G1G2 S1S2 N N
  • Phyllophaga skelleyi  (Skelley's June Beetle) - G2 S2 N N
  • Polylamina pubescens (Eglin Uplands Scarab Beetle) - G1G2 S1S2 N N
  • Polyphylla woodruffi (Woodruff's Polyphyllan Scarab Beetle) - G1 S1 N N
  • Romulus globosus (Round-Necked Romulus Long-Horned Beetle) - G1G3 S1S3 N N
  • Selonodon archboldi (Archbold Cebrionid Beetle) - G1 S1 N N
  • Selonodon floridensis (Florida Cebrionid Beetle) - G2G3 S2S3 N N
  • Selonodon mandibularis (Large-Jawed Cebrionid Beetle) - G2G3 S2S3 N N
  • Selonodon santarosae (Santa Rosa Cebrionid Beetle) - G1 S1 N N
  • Selonodon similis (Similar Cebrionid Beetle) - G1 S1 N N
  • Serica delicata (Delicate Silky June Beetle) - G1G3 S1S3 N N
  • Serica frosti (Frost's Silky June Beetle) - G1G2 S1S2 N N
  • Serica pusilla (Pygmy Silky June Beetle) - G2G3 S2S3 N N
  • Serica rhypha (Crooked Silky June Beetle) - G1G2 S1S2 N N
  • Serica tantula (Little Silky June Beetle) - G1? S1? N N
  • Tetracha carolina floridana (A Tiger Beetle) - G5T4 S2S3 N N
  • Trigonopeltastes floridana (Scrub Palmetto Flower Scarab Beetle) - G2G3 S2S3 N N
  • Triplax alachuae (Alachua Pleasing Fungus Beetle) - G2G4 S2S4 N N
  • Typocerus fulvocinctus (Yellow-banded Typocerus Long-horned Beetle) - G1G2 S1S2 N N

 

Caddisflies

  • Agarodes logani (Logan's Agarodes Caddisfly) - G1 S1 N N
  • Agarodes ziczac (Zigzag Blackwater River Caddisfly) - G2 S2 N N
  • Ceraclea floridana (Florida Ceraclean Caddisfly) - GH SH N N
  • Cheumatopsyche gordonae (Gordon's Little Sister Sedge Caddisfly) - G2 S2 N N
  • Hydroptila apalachicola (Apalachicola Hydroptila Caddisfly) - G1 S1 N N
  • Hydroptila bribriae (Kriebel's Hydroptila Caddisfly) - G1 S1 N N
  • Hydroptila eglinensis (Saberlike Hydroptila Caddisfly) - G1 S1 N N
  • Hydroptila hamiltoni (Hamilton's Hydroptila Caddisfly) - G1 S1 N N
  • Hydroptila okaloosa (Rogue Creek Hydroptila Caddisfly) - G1 S1 N N
  • Hydroptila sarahae (Sarah's Hydroptila Caddisfly) - G1 S1 N N
  • Hydroptila sykorai (Sykora's Hydroptila Caddisfly) - G1 S1 N N
  • Hydroptila wakulla (Wakulla Springs Vari-colored Microcaddisfly) - G1G2 S1S2 N N
  • Nectopsyche tavara (Tavares White Miller Caddisfly) - G2 S2 N N
  • Neotrichia rasmusseni (Rasmussen's Neotrichia Caddisfly) - G1 S1 N N
  • Ochrotrichia okaloosa (Okaloosa Somber Microcaddisfly) - G1 S1 N N
  • Ochrotrichia provosti (Provost's Somber Caddisfly) - GH SH N N
  • Oecetis pratelia (Little Meadow Long-horned Caddisfly) - GH SH N N
  • Oxyethira chrysocara (Gold Head Branch Caddisfly) - G1 S1 N N
  • Oxyethira florida (Florida Cream and Brown Microcaddisfly) - G1G2 S1S2 N N
  • Oxyethira kelleyi (Kelly's Cream and Brown Mottled Microcaddisfly) - G2 S2 N N
  • Oxyethira kingi (King's Cream and Brown Mottled Microcaddisfly) - GH SH N N
  • Triaenodes furcellus (Little-fork Triaenode Caddisfly) - G2G3 S2S3 N N

 

Butterflies and Moths

  • Acrolophus pholeter (Gopher Tortoise Acrolophus Moth) - G1 S1 N N
  • Anaea troglodyta floridalis (Florida Leafwing) - G5T1 S1 C N
  • Callophrys gryneus sweadneri (Florida Olive Hairstreak) - G5T2 S2 N N
  • Cyclargus thomasi bethunebakeri (Miami Blue) - G3G4TU S1 C LE
  • Ephyriades brunnea floridensis (Florida Duskywing) - G5T2 S2 N N
  • Eunica tatila tatilista (Florida Purplewing) - G5T4T5 S1 N N
  • Euphyes dukesi calhouni (Calhoun's Skipper) - G3T2T3 S1 N N
  • Euphyes pilatka klotsi (Klots' Skipper) - G3G4T1 S1 N N
  • Neonympha helicta dadeensis (Helicta Satyr (Miami-Dade County subspecies)) - G3G4T1T3Q S1S3 N N
  • Papilio aristodemus ponceanus (Schaus' Swallowtail) - G3G4T1 S1 LE LE
  • Satyrium liparops floridensis (Sparkleberry Hairstreak) - G5T1T2 S1S2 N N
  • Strymon acis bartrami (Bartram's Scrub-Hairstreak) - G4T1T2 S1 C N

 

Flies

  • Asaphomyia floridensis (Florida Asaphomyian Tabanid Fly) - G1G3 S1S2 N N
  • Nemopalpus nearcticus (Sugarfoot Moth Fly) - G1G2 S1S2 N N

 

Ants, Bees and Wasps

  • Dasymutilla archboldi (Lake Wales Ridge Velvet Ant) - G2 S2 N N
  • Dasymutilla mickeli (Pygmy Florida Dasymutilla Velvet Ant) - G1 S1 N N
  • Photomorphus archboldi (Nocturnal Scrub Velvet Ant) - G1G2 S1S2 N N

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