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Threatened, Endangered, and Candidate Fish and Wildlife Species

(T= Threatened, E= Endangered, C= Candidate, DPS= Distinct Population Segment)

Threatened, Endangered, and Candidate Fish and Wildlife Species in Oregon (pdf)

Common Name Scientific Name State Status* Federal Status
FISH
Borax Lake Chub Gila boraxobius T E
Bull Trout (range-wide) Salvelinus confluentus   T
Columbia River Chum Salmon Oncorhynchus keta   T
Foskett Speckled Dace  Rhinichthys osculus ssp    T
Green Sturgeon (Southern DPS) Acipenser medirostris   T
Hutton Spring Tui Chub Gila bicolor ssp. T T
Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Oncorhynchus clarki henshawi T T
Lost River Sucker Deltistes luxatus E E
Lower Columbia River Chinook Salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha   T
Lower Columbia River Coho Salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch E T
Lower Columbia River Steelhead Oncorhynchus mykiss   T
Middle Columbia River Steelhead Oncorhynchus mykiss   T
Oregon Coast Coho Salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch   T
Pacific Eulachon/Smelt (Southern DPS) Thaleichthys pacificus   T
Shortnose Sucker Chasmistes brevirostris E E
Snake River Chinook Salmon (Fall) Oncorhynchus tshawytscha T T
Snake River Chinook Salmon (Spring/Summer) Oncorhynchus tshawytscha T T
Snake River Sockeye Salmon Oncorhynchus nerka   E
Snake River Steelhead Oncorhynchus mykiss   T
Southern Oregon Coho Salmon Oncorhynchus kisutch   T
Upper Columbia River Spring Chinook Salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha   E
Upper Columbia River Steelhead Oncorhynchus mykiss   T
Upper Willamette River Chinook Salmon Oncorhynchus tshawytscha   T
Upper Willamette River Steelhead Oncorhynchus mykiss   T
Warner Sucker Catostomus warnerensis  T T
 
AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES
Green Sea Turtle Chelonia mydas E T
Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea E E
Loggerhead Sea Turtle Caretta caretta T E
Oregon Spotted Frog Rana pretiosa   T
Pacific Ridley Sea Turtle Lepidochelys olivacea T T
 
BIRDS 
California Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis californicus E  
California Least Tern Sterna antillarum browni E E
Marbled Murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus T T
Northern Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis caurina T T
Short-tailed Albatross (Diomedea) Phoebastria albatrus E E
Streaked Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris strigata   T
Western Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus nivosus  T T (Coastal population only)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Western population) Coccyzus americanus   T
 
MAMMALS
Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus E E
Canada Lynx Lynx canadensis   T
Columbian White-tailed Deer (Lower Columbia River population only) Odocoileus virginianus leucurus   T
Fin Whale Balaenoptera physalus E E
Gray Whale Eschrichtius robustus E  
Gray Wolf Canis lupus   E1
Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae E E
Killer Whale (Southern Resident DPS) Orcinus orca   E
Kit Fox Vulpes macrotis T  
North Pacific Right Whale Eubalaena japonica E E
Red tree vole (North Oregon Coast population) Arborimus longicaudus   C
Sea Otter Enhydra lutris T T
Sei Whale Balaenoptera borealis E E
Sperm Whale Physeter macrocephalus E E
Washington Ground Squirrel Urocitellus washingtoni E  
Wolverine Gulo gulo T  

* Listed under the Oregon Endangered Species Act (ORS 496.171 through 496.192)

1: The gray wolf is protected as endangered under the authority of the Federal Endangered Species Act: in Oregon west of highways 395, 78, and 95.

Revised June 2017

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