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Title Genus species Description
Complete Guide 100 pages, plus covers 91.57 MB
Table of Contents Table of Contents 55.36 KB
Introduction Introduction, Some Faces of the Species At Risk Community, Message from Stephen Flemming 10.07 MB
How to Use This Guide Explanation of Typical Species Identificaton & Information Card 2.41 MB
Information on Species at Risk Explanation of what are species at risk, how they are protected and how you can help. 5.07 MB
Companion Resources Recommended resources that complement the Species at Risk Guide. 1.66 MB
Recently Listed Species List is current to March 2015 945.25 KB
Extirpated & Extinct Species Species no longer found in the province or anywhere on the planet. 1.79 MB
Acknowledgments and Thank You 2.1 MB
Title Genus species Description
Eastern Moose Alces alces americana 5.2 MB
Canada Lynx Lynx canadensis 3.95 MB
American Marten Martes americana 4.35 MB
Little Brown Myotis Myotis lucifugus 3.7 MB
Northern Myotis Myotis septentrionalis 6.01 MB
Tri-colored Bat Perimyotis subflavus 4.07 MB
Title Genus species Description
Short-eared owl Asia flammeus 3.54 MB
Barrow's Goldeneye Bucephala islandica 4.44 MB
Red Knot Calidris canutus rufa 3.22 MB
Piping Plover Charadrius melodus melodus 3.69 MB
Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus anatum 6.09 MB
Harlequin duck Histrionicus histrionicus 4.9 MB
Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis 4.26 MB
Ipswich Sparrow Passerculus sandwichensis princeps 5.32 MB
Bank Swallow Riperia riparia 5.01 MB
Roseate Tern Sterna dougallii 5.16 MB
Eastern Whip-poor-will Astrostomus vociferus 5.31 MB
Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis 4.96 MB
Bicknell's Thrush Catharus bicknelli 5.05 MB
Chimney Swift Chaetura pelagica 3.01 MB
Common Nighthawk Chordeiles minor 5.46 MB
Olive-sided Flycatcher Contopus cooperi 5.26 MB
Eastern Wood-pewee Contopus virens 4.15 MB
Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus 4.57 MB
Rusty Blackbird Euphagus carolinus nigrans 5.59 MB
Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica 4.03 MB
Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina 6.52 MB
Eastern Meadowlark Sturnella magna 5.34 MB
Title Genus species Description
Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina 5.03 MB
Wood Turtle Glyptemys inscultpa 5.46 MB
Blanding's Turtle Emydoidea blandingii 5.59 MB
Eastern Ribbonsnake Thamnophis sauritus 5.85 MB
Title Genus species Description
American Eel Anguilla rostrata 5.1 MB
Atlantic Sturgeon Acipenser oxyrinchus 5.36 MB
Atlantic Whitefish Coregonus huntsmani 4.51 MB
Striped Bass Morone saxatilis 4.79 MB
Atlantic Salmon Salmo salar 4.88 MB
Title Genus species Description
Blue Felt Lichen Degelia plumbea 6.91 MB
Vole Ears Lichen Erioderma mollissimum 5.73 MB
Boreal Felt Lichen Erioderma pedicellatum 6.3 MB
Eastern Waterfan Peltigera hydrothyria 7.13 MB
Frosted Glass-whiskers Sclerophora peronella 5.37 MB
Title Genus species Description
Monarch Butterfly Danaus plexippus 4.65 MB
Macropis Cuckoo Bee Epeoloides pilosulus 4.67 MB
Title Genus species Description
Brook Floater Alasmidonta varicosa 6.55 MB
Atlantic Mud-piddock Barnea truncata 4.75 MB
Yellow Lampmussel Lampsilis cariosa 4.53 MB
Title Genus species Description
Ram's Head Lady Slipper Cypripedium arietinum 4.8 MB
Black Ash Fraxinus nigra 4.93 MB
Eastern Mountain Avens Geum peckii 4.84 MB
Rockrose Helianthemum canadense 6.32 MB
Prototype Quillwort Isoetes prototypus 5.89 MB
Hoary Willow Salix canadida 6.11 MB
Eastern White Cedar Thuja occidentalis 7.02 MB
Plants - Atlantic Coastal Plain Flora
Title Genus species Description
Eastern Baccharis Baccharis hamilifolia 4.83 MB
Sweet Pepperbush Clethra alnifolia 5.98 MB
Pink Coreopsis Coreopsis rosea 5.39 MB
Thread-leaved Sundew Drosera filiformis 6.08 MB
Tubercled Spike-rush Eleocharis tuberculosa 5.38 MB
Water Pennywort Hydrocotyle umbellata 5.26 MB
New Jersey Rush Juncus caesariensis 4.78 MB
Redroot Lachnanthes caroliniana 6.46 MB
Eastern Lilaeopsis Lilaeopsis chinensis 5.75 MB
Golden Crest Lophiola aurea 5.98 MB
Spotted Pondweed Potamogeton pulcher 4.52 MB
Plymouth Gentian Sabatia kennedyana 5.64 MB
Long's Bulrush Scirpus longii 7.94 MB
Marine Species
Title Genus species Description
Marine Species at Risk 1.9 MB
Leatherback Sea Turtle Dermochelys coriacea 2.21 MB
Loggerhead Sea Turtle Caretta ceretta 1.88 MB
Blue Whale Balaenoptera musculus 2.42 MB
Fin Whale Balaenoptera physalus 1.92 MB
North Atlantic Right Whale Eubalaena glacialis 1.99 MB
Northern Bottlenose Whale Hyperoodon ampullatus 2.42 MB
Sowerby's Beaked Whale Mesoplodon bidens 2.35 MB
Harbour Porpoise Phocoena phocoena 2.91 MB
White Shark Carcharodon carcharias 1.88 MB
Basking Shark Cetorhinus maximus 1.92 MB
Shortfin Mako Isurus oxyrinchus 1.9 MB
Porbeagle Shark Lamna nasus 2.41 MB
Blue Shark Prionace glauca 1.9 MB
Spiny Dogfish Squalus acanthias 1009.87 KB
Thorny Skate Amblyraja radiate 3.03 MB
Winter Skate Leucoraja ocellata 2.66 MB
Smooth Skate Malacoraja senta 2.43 MB
Shortnose Sturgeon Acipenser breviorstrum 3.16 MB
Northern Wolffish Anarhichas denticulatus 2.47 MB
Atlantic Wolffish Anarhichas lupus 2.48 MB
Spotted Wolffish Anarhichas minor 2.41 MB
Cusk Brosme Brosme 2.34 MB
Roundnose Grenadier Coryphaenoides rupestris 1.71 MB
Atlantic Cod Gadus morhua 2.63 MB
American Plaice Hippoglossoides platessoides 2.02 MB
Deepwater & Acadian Redfish Sebastes mentella, Sebastes fasciatus 1.87 MB
Bluefin Tuna Thunnus thynnus 2.02 MB
White Hake Urophycis tenuis 2.35 MB