Species Diversity

species mobiel

*Note: “At risk” not only includes Federal and state protection levels, but also non-regulatory listings by either researchers studying the species or by The Nature Conservancy�s Natural Heritage Program, which catalogues rare plant and animal species. (From Mobile Bay NEP)

FISH
The Gulf sturgeon is the only federally threatened or endangered fish known to occur in Mobile Bay

OTHER
Threatened and Endangered terrestrial plants and animals within the Mobile Bay Watershed are numerous.

Mammals:
Alabama beach mouse
West Indian manatee

Birds:
bald eagle
peregrine falcon
piping plover
red-cockaded woodpecker
wood stork

Reptiles:
Alabama red-bellied turtle
eastern indigo snake
gopher tortoise
loggerhead sea turtle

Insects:
American burrying beetle

Plants:
Alabama canebrake pitcher-plant
American chaffseed
Louisiana quillwort
Mohr’s Barbara’s buttons