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Endangered and Threatened Animals of Florida and Their Habitats


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A fully illustrated, comprehensive, convenient and easy-to-understand guide to Florida's endangered and threatened animals and the habitats that support them

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Preface Acknowledgments Chapter One. Listed Species: What They Are Up Against Chapter Two. Biological Pollution: Invasive Exotics in Florida Chapter Three. Saving Florida's Endangered Species: A Race Against the Clock Chapter Four. Florida's Habitats Florida Scrub Ecosystems High Pine Communities Pine Flatwoods and Dry Prairie Habitats Temperate Hardwood Communities South Florida Rockland Habitats Coastal Strand Habitats Subterranean Habitats Freshwater Swamps and Related Communities Lakes, Rivers, Streams, Springs, and Related Ecosystems Freshwater and Saltwater Marsh Communities Mangrove Communities Coral Reefs and Related Marine Ecosystems Species Accounts Mammals Florida Mastiff Bat (Eumops glaucinus floridanus) Endangered Bats of the Panhandle Gray Bat (Myotis grisescens) Indiana Bat (Myotis sodalis) Florida Panther (Puma concolor coryi) Florida Black Bear (Ursus americanus floridanus) Everglades Mink (Mustela vison evergladensis) Key Deer (Odocoileus virginianus clavium) Lower Keys Marsh Rabbit (Sylvilagus palustris hefueri) Big Cypress Fox Squirrel (Sciurus niger avicennia) Key Largo Wood Rat (Neotoma floridana smalli) Key Largo Cotton Mouse (Peromyscus gossypinus allapaticola) Beach Mice (Peromyscus polionotus) Silver Rice Rat (Oryzomys argentatus) Florida Salt Marsh Vole (Microtus pennsylvanicus dukecampbelli) Florida Manatee (Trichechus manatus latirostris) Birds Least Tern (Sterna antillarum antillarum) Caribbean Roseate Tern (Sterna dougallii dougallii) Southeastern Snowy Plover (Charadrius alexandrinus tenuirostris) Piping Plover (Charadrius melodus) Wood Stork (Mycteria americana) Whooping Crane (Grus americana) Florida Sandhill Crane (Grus canadensis pratensis) Everglades Snail Kite (Rostrhamus sociabilis plumbeus) Southern Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus leucocephalus) Audubon's Crested Caracara (Caracara cheriway audubonii) Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus) Southeastern American Kestrel (Falco sparverius paulus) White-crowned Pigeon (Columba leucocephala) Ivory-billed Woodpecker (Campephilus principalis principalis) Red-cockaded Woodpecker (Picoides borealis) Florida Scrub-jay (Aphelocoma coerulescens) Kirtland's Warbler (Dendroica kirtlandii) Bachman's Warbler (Vermivora bachmanii) Cape Sable Seaside Sparrow (Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis) Florida Grasshopper Sparrow (Ammodramus savannarum floridanus) Reptiles American Crocodile (Crocodylus acutus) American Alligator (Alligator mississippiensis) Sea Turtles Atlantic Green Turtle (Chelonia mydas mydas) Atlantic Hawksbill Turtle (Eretmochelys imbricata imbricata) Atlantic Ridley Turtle (Lepidochelys kempi) Atlantic Loggerhead Turtle (Caretta caretta caretta) Atlantic Leatherback Turtle (Dermochelys coriacea coriacea) Bluetail Mole Skink (Eumeces egregius lividus) Sand Skink (Neoseps reynoldsi) Atlantic Salt Marsh Snake (Nerodia clarki taeniata) Key Ring-necked Snake (Diadophis punctatus acricus) Eastern Indigo Snake (Drymarchon corais couperi) Short-tailed Snake (Stilosoma extenuatum) Rimrock Crowned Snake (Tantilla oolitica) Lower Keys Reptiles Peninsula Ribbon Snake (Thamnophis sauritus sackeni) Florida Brown Snake (Storeria dekayi victa) Striped Mud Turtle (Kinosternon bauri) Fishes Shortnose Sturgeon (Acipenser brevirostrum) Gulf Sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus desotoi) and Atlantic Sturgeon (Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus) Crystal Darter (Crystallaria asprella) Okaloosa Darter (Etheostoma okaloosae) Blackmouth Shiner (Notropis melanostomus) Key Silverside (Menidia conchorum) Crustacean Squirrel Chimney Cave Shrimp (Palaemonetes cummingi) Insect Schaus' Swallowtail Butterfly (Papilio aristodemus ponceanus) Coral Pillar Coral (Dendrogyra cylindrus) Mollusk Stock Island Tree Snail (Orthalicus reses reses) Appendix. State Species of Special Concern, Federal Candidate Species, and Federal Species of Management Concern Glossary Bibliography Index

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Chris Scott is a federal law enforcement officer, herpetologist, wildlife researcher, and professional nature photographer. A former Floridian, he now lives in the western United States.

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