68A-27.003. Florida Endangered and Threatened Species List; Prohibitions  

Effective on Tuesday, June 25, 2019
  • 1(1) Federally-designated Endangered and Threatened species:

    7(a) No person shall take, possess, or sell any of the endangered or threatened species included in this subsection, or parts thereof or their nests or eggs except as allowed by specific federal or state permit or authorization.

    45(b) The following Federally-designated Endangered and Threatened species shall be afforded the protection afforded under Commission rules and Florida Statutes and under the Federal Endangered Species Act, 7216 U.S.C. §1531 75et seq. and its implementing regulations. Species classified as endangered are identified below by (E) and threatened as (T).

    94(c) Fish:

    961. Atlantic sturgeon (100Acipenser oxyrinchus oxyrinchus103)(E); South Atlantic distinct population segment (consistent with 77 Fed. Reg. 5914-5982),

    1152. Okaloosa darter (119Etheostoma okaloosae121)(T) (consistent with 76 Fed. Reg. 18087-18103),

    1283. Smalltooth sawfish (132Pristis pectinata)134(E) (consistent with 70 Fed. Reg. 69464-69466)141.

    1424. Nassau grouper (146Epinephelus striatus148)(T) (consistent with 81 Fed. Reg. 42268-42285),

    1555. Giant manta ray (160Manta birostris162)(T) (consistent with 83 Fed. Reg. 2916-2931).

    169(d) Amphibians:

    1711. Frosted flatwoods salamander (176Ambystoma cingulatum)178(T),

    1792. Reticulated flatwoods salamander (184Ambystoma bishopi186)(E).

    187(e) Reptiles:

    1891. American alligator (193Alligator mississippiensis)195(T[S/A]); 196Listed only because of similarity of appearance to the American crocodile,

    2072. American crocodile (211Crocodylus acutus213)(T),

    2143. Atlantic salt marsh snake (220Nerodia clarkii taeniata223)(T),

    2244. Bluetail mole skink (229Plestiodon egregius lividus232)(T),

    2335. Eastern indigo snake (238Drymarchon corais couperi241)(T),

    2426. Sand skink (246Plestiodon reynoldsi248)(T).

    249(f) Birds:

    2511. Audubon’s crested caracara (256Polyborus plancus audubonii 259(T),

    2602. Bachman’s wood warbler (265Vermivora bachmanii267)(E),

    2683. Cape Sable seaside sparrow (274Ammodramus maritimus mirabilis277)(E),

    2784. Everglade snail kite (283Rostrhamus sociabilis plumbeus286)(E),

    2875. Eskimo curlew (291Numenius borealis293)(E),

    2946. Florida grasshopper sparrow (299Ammodramus savannarum floridanus302)(E),

    3037. Florida scrub-jay (307Aphelocoma coerulescens309)(T),

    3108. Ivory-billed woodpecker (314Campephilus principalis316)(E),

    3179. Kirtland’s wood warbler (322Dendroica kirtlandii324)(E),

    32510. Piping plover (329Charadrius melodus331)(T),

    33211. Red-cockaded woodpecker (336Picoides borealis)338(E),

    33912. Roseate tern (343Sterna dougallii dougallii346)(T),

    34713. Whooping crane (351Grus americana353)(XN); Listed as experimental population in Florida,

    36014. Wood stork (364Mycteria americana366)(T),

    36715. Rufa red knot (372Calidris canutus rufa375)(T) (consistent with 79 Fed Reg. 73706-73748).

    382(g) Mammals:

    3841. Anastasia Island beach mouse (390Peromyscus polionotus phasma393)(E),

    3942. Choctawhatchee beach mouse (399Peromyscus polionotus allophrys402)(E),

    4033. Florida panther (407Puma 408(409=Felis410) 411concolor coryi413)(E),

    4144. Florida salt marsh vole (420Microtus pennsylvanicus dukecampbelli423)(E),

    4245. Gray bat (428Myotis grisescens430)(E),

    4316. Gray wolf (435Canis lupus437)(E),

    4387. Indiana bat (442Myotis sodalis444)(E),

    4458. Key deer (449Odocoileus virginianus clavium452)(E). No person shall feed Key deer by hand or by placing any food that serves to attract such species,

    4729. Key Largo cotton mouse (478Peromyscus gossypinus allapaticola481)(E),

    48210. Key Largo woodrat (487Neotoma floridana smalli490)(E),

    49111. Lower Keys rabbit (496Sylvilagus palustris hefneri499)(E),

    50012. Perdido Key beach mouse (506Peromyscus polionotus trissyllepsis509)(E),

    51013. Red wolf (514Canis rufus516)(E),

    51714. Rice rat (521Oryzomys palustris natator 524(E); Lower Keys population west of 7-mile bridge,

    53215. Southeastern beach mouse (537Peromyscus polionotus niveiventris540)(T),

    54116. St. Andrew beach mouse (547Peromyscus polionotus peninsularis550)(E).

    55117. Florida bonneted bat (556Eumops floridanus558)(E) (consistent with 78 Fed. Reg. 61004-61043).

    565(h) Crustaceans:

    567Squirrel Chimney Cave shrimp (572Palaemonetes cummingi574)(T).

    575(i) Insects:

    5771. American burying beetle (582Nicrophorus americanus584)(E),

    5852. Cassius blue butterfly (590Leptotes cassius theonus593)(T[S/A]), ceraunus blue butterfly (598Hemiargus ceraunus antibubastus601) (T[S/A]), and nickerbean blue butterfly (608Cyclargus ammon610)(T[S/A]) are listed due to similarity of appearance to Miami blue butterfly (consistent with 77 Fed. Reg. 20948-20986) and as such only the following prohibitions apply to these three species:

    640a. Incidental take, that is, take that results from, but is not a purpose of, carrying out an otherwise lawful activity will not apply to cassius blue butterfly, ceraunus blue butterfly, and nickerbean blue butterfly.

    675b. Collection of the cassius blue butterfly, ceraunus blue butterfly, and nickerbean blue butterfly is prohibited in coastal counties south of Interstate 4 and extending to the boundaries of the State of Florida at the endpoints of Interstate 4 at Tampa and Daytona Beach. Specifically, such activities are prohibited in the following counties: Brevard, Broward, Charlotte, Collier, De Soto, Hillsborough, Indian River, Lee, Manatee, Pinellas, Sarasota, St. Lucie, Martin, Miami-Dade, Monroe, Palm Beach, and Volusia.

    7503. Miami blue butterfly (755Cyclargus 756thomasi 757bethunebakeri758)(E) (consistent with 77 Fed. Reg. 20948-20986),

    7654. Schaus swallowtail butterfly (770Heraclides aristodemus ponceanus773)(E).

    7745. Bartram’s scrub-hairstreak (778Strymon acis bartrami781)(E) (consistent with 79 Fed. Reg. 47222-47244),

    7886. Florida leafwing (792Anaea troglodyte floridalis795)(E) (consistent with 79 Fed. Reg. 47222-47244).

    8027. Miami tiger beetle (807Cicindelidia floridana809)(E) (consistent with 81 Fed. Reg. 68985-69007).

    816(j) Mollusks:

    8181. Chipola slabshell (mussel) 822(Elliptio chiplolaensis)824(T),

    8252. Fat threeridge (mussel) 829(Amblema neislerii)831(E),

    8323. Gulf moccasinshell (mussel) (837Medionidus penicillatus)839(E),

    8404. Ochlockonee moccasinshell (mussel) (845Medionidus simpsonianus)847(E),

    8485. Oval pigtoe (mussel) 852(Pleurobema pyriforme854)(E),

    8556. Purple bankclimber (mussel) 859(Elliptoideus sloatianus)861(T),

    8627. Shinyrayed pocketbook (mussel) (867Lampsilis subangulata)869(E),

    8708. Stock Island tree snail (876Orthalicus reses [879not incl. 881nesodryas])882(T).

    8839. Choctaw bean (887Villosa choctawensis889)(E) (consistent with 77 Fed. Reg. 61664-61719),

    89610. Round ebonyshell (900Fusconaia rotulata902)(E) (consistent with 77 Fed. Reg. 61664-61719),

    90911. Southern kidneyshell (913Ptychobranchus jonesi915)(E) (consistent with 77 Fed. Reg. 61664-61719),

    92212. Fuzzy pigtoe (926Pleurobema strodeanum928)(T) (consistent with 77 Fed. Reg. 61664-61719),

    93513. Narrow pigtoe (939Fusconaia escambia941)(T) (consistent with 77 Fed. Reg. 61664-61719),

    94814. Tapered pigtoe (952Fusconaia burki954)(T) (consistent with 77 Fed. Reg. 61664-61719),

    96115. Southern sandshell 964(Hamiota australis966)(T) (consistent with 77 Fed. Reg. 61664-61719).

    97316. Suwannee moccasinshell (977Medionidus walkeri979)(T) (consistent with 81 Fed. Reg. 69417-69425).

    986(k) Corals:

    9881. Elkhorn coral (992Acropora palmata)994(T) (consistent with 72 Fed. Reg. 16284-16286).

    10012. Staghorn coral (1005Acropora cervicornis)1007(T) (consistent with 72 Fed. Reg. 16284-16286)1014.

    10153. Pillar coral (1019Dendrogyra cylindricus1021)(T) (consistent with 79 Fed. Reg. 53852-54123),

    10284. Lobed star coral (1033Orbicella annularis1035) (T) (consistent with 79 Fed. Reg. 53852-54123),

    10435. Moutainous star coral (1048Orbicella faveolata1050) (T) (consistent with 79 Fed. Reg. 53852-54123),

    10586. Boulder star coral (1063Orbicella franksi1065) (T) (consistent with 79 Fed. Reg. 53852-54123),

    10737. Rough cactus coral (1078Mycetophyllia ferox1080) (T) (consistent with 79 Fed. Reg. 53852-54123).

    1088(2) State-designated Threatened species:

    1092(a) No person shall take, possess, or sell any threatened species included in this subsection or parts thereof or their nests or eggs except as authorized by Commission rule or by permit from the Commission or when such conduct is authorized in a management plan as defined in this chapter and approved by the Commission, or as authorized in Commission-approved guidelines.

    1153(b) The following Species Conservation Measures and Permitting Guidelines from the Commission are hereby incorporated by reference and can be found online at the following links: Alligator snapping turtles, 1182Macrochelys suwanniensis, M. apalachicolae, and M. temminckii, 1189effective September 2018 (1193https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-104181195); Barbour’s map turtle, 1199Graptemys barbouri, 1201effective February 2018 (1205https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-104171207); Black creek crayfish, 1211Procambarus pictus, 1213effective February 2018 (1217https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-104151219); Blackmouth shiner, 1222Notropis melanostomus, 1224effective February 2018 (1228https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-104141230); Big Cypress fox squirrel, 1235Sciurus niger avicennia, 1238effective February 2018 (1242https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-104161244); Crystal darter, 1247Crystallaria asprella, 1249effective December 2018 (1253https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-104131255); Everglades mink, 1258Neovison vison evergladensis, 1261effective November 2016 (1265https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-104121267); Florida bog frog, 1271Lithobates okaloosae, 1273effective December 2018 (1277https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-104111279); Florida brown snake of the Lower Keys, 1287Storeria victa, 1289effective November 2016 (1293https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-104101295); Florida burrowing owl, 1299Athene cunicularia floridana, 1302effective February 2018 (1306https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-104051308); Florida Keys mole skink, 1313Plestiodon egregius egregius, 1316effective November 2016 (1320https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-104091322); Florida pine snake, 1326Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus, 1329effective February 2018 (1333https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-104081335); Florida sandhill crane, 1339Antigone canadensis pratensis, 1342effective November 2016 (1346https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-104071348); Georgia blind salamander, 1352Eurycea wallacei, 1354effective December 2018 (1358https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-104061360); Key ringneck snake, 1364Diadophis punctatus acricus, 1367effective November 2016 (1371https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-104231373); Rim rock crowned snake, 1378Tantilla oolicta, 1380effective November 2016 (1384https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-104241386); Santa Fe cave crayfish, 1391Procambarus erythops, 1393effective February 2018 (1397https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-104261399); Saltmarsh topminnow, 1402Fundulus jenkinsi, 1404effective February 2018 (1408https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-104251410); Sherman’s short-tailed shrew, 1414Blarina shermani, 1416effective December 2018 (1420https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-104271422); Southern tessellated darter, 1426Etheostoma olmstedi maculaticeps, 1429effective December 2018 (1433https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-104281435); Threatened wading birds (little blue heron, reddish egret, roseate spoonbill, and tricolored heron), 1449Egretta caerulea, E. rufescens, Platalea ajaja, 1455and 1456E. tricolor, 1458effective December 2018 (1462https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-104291464); White-crowned pigeon, 1467Patagioenas leucocephala, 1469effective November 2016 (1473https://www.flrules.org/Gateway/reference.asp?No=Ref-104301475).

    1476(c) The species in this subsection are hereby declared to be State-designated Threatened Species, and shall be afforded the protective provisions specified.

    1498(d) Fish:

    15001. Blackmouth shiner (1504Notropis melanostomus1506),

    15072. Bluenose shiner (1511Pteronotropis welaka1513),

    15143. Crystal darter (1518Crystallaria asprella1520),

    15214. Key silverside (1525Menidia conchorum1527),

    15285. Saltmarsh topminnow (1532Fundulus jenkinsi1534),

    15356. Southern tessellated darter (1540Etheostoma olmstedi maculaticeps1543).

    1544(e) Amphibians:

    15461. Florida bog frog (1551Lithobates okaloosae1553),

    15542. Georgia blind salamander (1559Eurycea wallacei1561).

    1562(f) Reptiles:

    15641. Barbour’s map turtle (1569Graptemys barbouri1571),

    15722. Florida brownsnake (1576Storeria victa1578); lower Keys population only,

    15833. Florida Keys mole skink (1589Plestiodon egregius egregius1592),

    15934. Florida pine snake (1598Pituophis melanoleucus mugitus1601),

    16025. Gopher tortoise (1606Gopherus polyphemus1608). The Gopher tortoise shall be afforded the protective provisions specified in this subparagraph. No person shall take, attempt to take, pursue, hunt, harass, capture, possess, sell or transport any gopher tortoise or parts thereof or their eggs, or molest, damage, or destroy gopher tortoise burrows, except as authorized by Commission permit or when complying with Commission approved guidelines for specific actions which may impact gopher tortoises and their burrows. A gopher tortoise burrow is a tunnel with a cross-section that closely approximates the shape of a gopher tortoise. Permits will be issued based upon whether issuance would further management plan goals and objectives.

    17126. Key ringneck snake (1717Diadophis punctatus acricus1720),

    17217. Rim rock crowned snake (1727Tantilla oolitica1729),

    17308. Short-tailed snake (1734Lampropeltis extenuate1736),

    17379. Suwannee alligator snapping turtle (1743Marcochelys suwanniensis1745)

    1746(g) Birds:

    17481. American oystercatcher (1752Haematopus palliatus1754),

    17552. Black skimmer (1759Rynchops niger1761),

    17623. Florida burrowing owl (1767Athene cunicularia floridana1770),

    17714. Florida sandhill crane (1776Antigone canadensis pratensis1779),

    17805. Least tern (1784Sternula antillarum1786),

    17876. Little blue heron (1792Egretta caerulea1794),

    17957. Marian’s marsh wren (1800Cistothorus palustris marianae1803),

    18048. Reddish egret (1808Egretta rufescens1810),

    18119. Roseate spoonbill (1815Platalea ajaja1817),

    181810. Scott’s seaside sparrow (1823Ammodramus maritimus peninsulae1826),

    182711. Snowy plover (1831Charadrius nivosus1833),

    183412. Southeastern American kestrel (1839Falco sparverius paulus1842),

    184313. Tricolored heron (1847Egretta tricolor1849),

    185014. Wakulla seaside sparrow (1855Ammodramus maritimus juncicola1858),

    185915. White-crowned pigeon (1863Patagioenas leucocephala1865),

    186616. Worthington’s marsh wren (1871Cistothorus palustris griseus1874).

    1875(h) Mammals:

    18771. Big Cypress fox squirrel (1883Sciurus niger avicennia1886),

    18872. Everglades mink (1891Neovison vison evergladensis1894).

    18953. Sanibel Island rice rat (1901Oryzomys palustris sanibeli1904),

    19054. Sherman’s short-tailed shrew (1910Blarina shermani1912),

    1913(i) Crustaceans:

    19151. Black Creek crayfish (1920Procambarus pictus1922),

    19232. Santa Fe cave crayfish (1929Procambarus erythrops1931).

    1932Rulemaking Authority Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. Law Implemented Art. IV, Sec. 9, Fla. Const. History–New 8-1-79, Amended 6-22-80, 7-1-83, 7-1-84, 7-1-85, Formerly 39-27.03, Amended 6-1-86, 5-10-87, 4-27-89, 9-14-93, 6-23-99, Formerly 39-27.003. Amended 12-16-03, 7-20-09, 11-8-10, 11-14-11, 8-23-12, 9-19-12, 6-10-15, 1-11-17, 6-2-17, 7-20-18, 12-23-18, 6-25-19.


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