Freshwater Fish and Wildlife
Request for Written Information on Biological Status

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission is evaluating the biological status of the 61 species listed in this notice pursuant to Rule 68A-27.0012, Florida Administrative Code and the revisions to Rules 68A-27.0012, F.A.C., that were approved by the Commission on September 1st. The Commission hereby requests written information and data on the biological status of these 61 species. The Commission is specifically requesting information on: population size and trends; distribution and range; threats to the species; published population viability models; and specific aspects of the species’ life history that may influence the range-wide and Florida-specific status of the species. Information and data should be sent to: Biological Status Reviews, Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, 620 South Meridian Street, Mail Station #2A, Tallahassee, FL 32399-1600 or email: Imperiled@MyFWC.com. Responses will be accepted until 5:00 p.m., November 1, 2010. If providing information on more than one species, there should be a separate, clearly identifiable section of your response for each species.

Following are the species for which biological status information and data are being requested:


Blackmouth shiner (Notropis melanostomus)

Crystal darter (Crystallaria asprella)

Key silverside (Menidia conchorum)

Atlantic sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus)

Bluenose shiner (Pteronotropis welaka)

Harlequin darter (Etheostoma histrio)

Lake Eustis pupfish (Cyprinodon hubbsi)

Rivulus (Rivulus marmoratus)

Saltmarsh topminnow (Fundulus jenkinsi)

Southern tessellated darter (Etheostoma olmstedi maculaticeps)


Florida bog frog (Lithobates okaloosae)

Georgia blind salamander (Haideotriton wallacei)

Gopher frog (Lithobates capito)

Pine Barrens treefrog (Hyla andersonii)


Florida brownsnake (Storeria victa)-lower Keys population only

Peninsula ribbon snake (Thamnophis sauritus sackenii)-lower Keys population only

Key ringneck snake (Diadophis punctatus acricus)

Rim rock crowned snake (Tantilla oolitica)

Short-tailed snake (Stilosoma extenuatum)

Striped mud turtle (Kinosternon baurii)-lower Keys population only

Alligator snapping turtle (Macrochelys temminckii)

Barbour’s map turtle (Graptemys barbouri)

Florida Keys mole skink (Eumeces egregius egregius)

Florida pine snake (Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus)

Red rat snake (Elaphe guttata)-lower Keys population only

Suwannee cooter (Pseudemys suwanniensis)


Florida sandhill crane (Grus canadensis pratensis)

Least tern (Sterna antillarum)

Snowy plover (Charadrius alexandrinus)

Southeastern American kestrel (Falco sparverius paulus)

White-crowned pigeon (Patagioenas leucocephala)

American oystercatcher (Haematopus palliatus)

Black skimmer (Rynchops niger)

Brown pelican (Pelecanus occidentalis)

Burrowing owl (Athene cunicularia)

Limpkin (Aramus guarauna)

Little blue heron (Egretta caerulea)

Marian’s marsh wren (Cistothorus palustris marianae)

Osprey (Pandion haliaetus)-Monroe County population only

Reddish egret (Egretta rufescens)

Roseate spoonbill (Platalea ajaja)

Scott’s seaside sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus peninsulae)

Snowy egret (Egretta thula)

Tricolored heron (Egretta tricolor)

Wakulla seaside sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus juncicola)

White ibis (Eudocimus albus)

Worthington’s marsh wren (Cistothorus palustris griseus)


Big Cypress fox squirrel (Sciurus niger avicennia)

Everglades mink (Neovison vison evergladensis)

Florida black bear (Ursus americanus floridanus)

Florida mastiff bat (Eumops glaucinus floridanus)

Eastern chipmunk (Tamias striatus)

Florida mouse (Podomys floridanus)

Homosassa shrew (Sorex longirostris eonis)

Sanibel Island rice rat (Oryzomys palustris sanibeli)

Sherman’s fox squirrel (Sciurus niger shermani)

Sherman’s short-tailed shrew (Blarina carolinensis shermani)


Pillar coral (Dendrogyra cylindricus)


Florida treesnail (Liguus fasciatus)


Black Creek crayfish, also known as Spotted royal crayfish (Procambarus pictus)

Santa Fe Cave crayfish (Procambarus erythrops)