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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
Bull Trout (range-wide) Salvelinus confluentus   T
Columbia River Chum Salmon Oncorhynchus keta   T
Green Sturgeon (Southern DPS) Acipenser medirostris   T
Hutton Spring Tui Chub Siphateles bicolor ssp T T
Lahontan Cutthroat Trout Oncorhynchus clarkii 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/Northern California Coast 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
Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Lepidochelys olivacea T T
Oregon Spotted Frog Rana pretiosa   T
 
BIRDS 
California Brown Pelican Pelecanus occidentalis californicus E  
California Least Tern Sternula antillarum browni E E
Marbled Murrelet Brachyramphus marmoratus  
E
T
Northern Spotted Owl Strix occidentalis caurina T T
Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus E E
Streaked Horned Lark Eremophila alpestris strigata   T
Western Snowy Plover Charadrius nivosus nivosus T      T
(Pacific Coast Population DPS)
Yellow-billed Cuckoo (Western DPS) Coccyzus americanus   T
 
MAMMALS
Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus E E
Canada Lynx Lynx canadensis   T
Columbian White-tailed Deer (Columbia River DPS) Odocoileus virginianus leucurus   T
Fin Whale Balaenoptera physalus E E
Gray Whale Eschrichtius robustus E  
Gray Wolf Canis lupus    E
Humpback Whale Megaptera novaeangliae E E
Killer Whale (Southern Resident DPS) Orcinus orca E                  E
Kit Fox Vulpes macrotis T  
North Pacific Right Whale Eubalaena japonica E E
Pacific Marten Martes caurina   T
(Coastal DPS)
Red Tree Vole (North Oregon Coast DPS) 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 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 March 2024

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