Species Information

Species observations for selected counties


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List Species observations in 1 selected county.
Selected county is: Hancock.


Scientific Name and Life HistoryCommon Name and PicturesClassCountyUS StatusKY StatusWAPReference
Accipiter cooperii Cooper's HawkAvesHancockNN Reference
Accipiter gentilis Northern GoshawkAvesHancockNN Reference
Accipiter striatus Sharp-shinned HawkAvesHancockNS YesReference
Acris crepitans Northern Cricket FrogAmphibiaHancockNN Reference
Agelaius phoeniceus Red-winged BlackbirdAvesHancockNN Reference
Agkistrodon contortrix CopperheadReptiliaHancockNN Reference
Aix sponsa Wood DuckAvesHancockNN Reference
Alosa chrysochloris Skipjack HerringActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Amblema plicata ThreeridgeBivalviaHancockNN Reference
Ambloplites rupestris Rock BassActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted SalamanderAmphibiaHancockNN Reference
Ambystoma opacum Marbled SalamanderAmphibiaHancockNN Reference
Ambystoma texanum Smallmouth SalamanderAmphibiaHancockNN Reference
Ameiurus catus White CatfishActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Ameiurus melas Black BullheadActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Ameiurus natalis Yellow BullheadActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Amia calva BowfinActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Anas platyrhynchos MallardAvesHancockNN Reference
Anas rubripes American Black DuckAvesHancockNN YesReference
Aneides aeneus Green SalamanderAmphibiaHancockNN YesReference
Anguilla rostrata American EelActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Antigone canadensis Sandhill CraneAvesHancockNN YesReference
Aphredoderus sayanus Pirate PerchActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Aplodinotus grunniens Freshwater DrumActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Archilochus colubris Ruby-throated HummingbirdAvesHancockNN Reference
Ardea herodias Great Blue HeronAvesHancockNN Reference
Aspidoscelis sexlineata Six-lined RacerunnerReptiliaHancockNN YesReference
Aythya americana RedheadAvesHancockNN Reference
Aythya marila Greater ScaupAvesHancockNN YesReference
Baeolophus bicolor Tufted TitmouseAvesHancockNN Reference
Blarina brevicauda Northern Short-tailed ShrewMammaliaHancockNN Reference
Bombycilla cedrorum Cedar WaxwingAvesHancockNN Reference
Bonasa umbellus Ruffed GrouseAvesHancockNN YesReference
Branta canadensis Canada GooseAvesHancockNN Reference
Bufo americanus American ToadAmphibiaHancockNN Reference
Bufo fowleri Fowler's ToadAmphibiaHancockNN Reference
Buteo jamaicensis Red-tailed HawkAvesHancockNN Reference
Buteo lineatus Red-shouldered HawkAvesHancockNN Reference
Butorides virescens Green HeronAvesHancockNN Reference
Campostoma anomalum Ohio StonerollerActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Campostoma oligolepis Largescale StonerollerActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Canis latrans CoyoteMammaliaHancockNN Reference
Carassius auratus GoldfishActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Cardinalis cardinalis Northern CardinalAvesHancockNN Reference
Carphophis amoenus Worm SnakeReptiliaHancockNN Reference
Carpiodes carpio River CarpsuckerActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Carpiodes cyprinus QuillbackActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Carpiodes velifer Highfin CarpsuckerActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Castor canadensis American BeaverMammaliaHancockNN Reference
Cathartes aura Turkey VultureAvesHancockNN Reference
Catostomus commersonii White SuckerActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Chaetura pelagica Chimney SwiftAvesHancockNN Reference
Charadrius vociferus KilldeerAvesHancockNN Reference
Chelydra serpentina serpentina Common Snapping TurtleReptiliaHancockNN Reference
Chrosomus erythrogaster Southern Redbelly DaceActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Chrysemys picta Painted TurtleReptiliaHancockNN Reference
Coccyzus americanus Yellow-billed CuckooAvesHancockNN Reference
Colaptes auratus Northern FlickerAvesHancockNN Reference
Colinus virginianus Northern BobwhiteAvesHancockNN YesReference
Coluber constrictor RacerReptiliaHancockNN Reference
Columba livia Rock PigeonAvesHancockNN Reference
Contopus virens Eastern Wood-PeweeAvesHancockNN Reference
Coragyps atratus Black VultureAvesHancockNN Reference
Corbicula fluminea Asian ClamBivalviaHancockNN Reference
Corvus brachyrhynchos American CrowAvesHancockNN Reference
Crotalus horridus Timber RattlesnakeReptiliaHancockNN YesReference
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis Eastern HellbenderAmphibiaHancockNE YesReference
Cryptotis parva Least ShrewMammaliaHancockNN Reference
Ctenopharyngodon idella Grass CarpActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Cyanocitta cristata Blue JayAvesHancockNN Reference
Cycleptus elongatus Blue SuckerActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Cyclonaias nodulata WartybackBivalviaHancockNN Reference
Cyclonaias pustulosa PimplebackBivalviaHancockNN Reference
Cyclonaias tuberculata Purple WartybackBivalviaHancockNN Reference
Cyprinella spiloptera Spotfin ShinerActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Cyprinella whipplei Steelcolor ShinerActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Cyprinus carpio Common CarpActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Dasypus novemcinctus Nine-banded ArmadilloMammaliaHancockNN Reference
Diadophis punctatus Ringneck SnakeReptiliaHancockNN Reference
Didelphis virginiana Virginia OpossumMammaliaHancockNN Reference
Dorosoma cepedianum Gizzard ShadActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Dorosoma petenense Threadfin ShadActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Dreissena polymorpha Zebra MusselBivalviaHancockNN Reference
Dryobates pubescens Downy WoodpeckerAvesHancockNN Reference
Dryobates villosus Hairy WoodpeckerAvesHancockNN Reference
Dryocopus pileatus Pileated WoodpeckerAvesHancockNN Reference
Dumetella carolinensis Gray CatbirdAvesHancockNN Reference
Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta Black Rat SnakeReptiliaHancockNN Reference
Ellipsaria lineolata ButterflyBivalviaHancockNN YesReference
Elliptio crassidens ElephantearBivalviaHancockNN YesReference
Empidonax virescens Acadian FlycatcherAvesHancockNN Reference
Eptesicus fuscus Big Brown BatMammaliaHancockNN Reference
Eremophila alpestris Horned LarkAvesHancockNN Reference
Erimyzon claviformis Western Creek ChubsuckerActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Esox americanus Grass PickerelActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Etheostoma blennioides Greenside DarterActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Etheostoma caeruleum Rainbow DarterActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Etheostoma gracile Slough DarterActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Etheostoma nigrum Johnny DarterActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Etheostoma squamiceps Spottail DarterActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Etheostoma stigmaeum Speckled DarterActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Etheostoma zonale Banded DarterActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Eumeces fasciatus Five-lined SkinkReptiliaHancockNN Reference
Eumeces laticeps Broadhead SkinkReptiliaHancockNN Reference
Eurycea cirrigera Southern Two-lined SalamanderAmphibiaHancockNN Reference
Eurycea longicauda Longtail SalamanderAmphibiaHancockNN Reference
Eurycea lucifuga Cave SalamanderAmphibiaHancockNN Reference
Eurynia dilatata SpikeBivalviaHancockNN Reference
Falco sparverius American KestrelAvesHancockNN YesReference
Faxonius immunis Calico CrayfishMalacostracaHancockNN Reference
Fulica americana American CootAvesHancockNE Reference
Fundulus notatus Blackstripe TopminnowActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Fusconaia flava Wabash PigtoeBivalviaHancockNN Reference
Gambusia affinis Western MosquitofishActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Geothlypis formosa Kentucky WarblerAvesHancockNN YesReference
Geothlypis trichas Common YellowthroatAvesHancockNN Reference
Haemorhous mexicanus House FinchAvesHancockNN Reference
Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald EagleAvesHancockNT YesReference
Hiodon alosoides GoldeyeActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Hiodon tergisus MooneyeActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Hirundo rustica Barn SwallowAvesHancockNN Reference
Hyalella azteca No Common Name (Hyalella azteca)MalacostracaHancockNN Reference
Hybognathus nuchalis Mississippi Silvery MinnowActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray TreefrogAmphibiaHancockNN Reference
Hylocichla mustelina Wood ThrushAvesHancockNN YesReference
Hypentelium nigricans Northern Hog SuckerActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Hypophthalmichthys molitrix Silver CarpActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Hypophthalmichthys nobilis Bighead CarpActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Ictalurus furcatus Blue CatfishActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Ictalurus punctatus Channel CatfishActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Icteria virens Yellow-breasted ChatAvesHancockNN Reference
Icterus galbula Baltimore OrioleAvesHancockNN Reference
Icterus spurius Orchard OrioleAvesHancockNN Reference
Ictiobus bubalus Smallmouth BuffaloActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Ictiobus cyprinellus Bigmouth BuffaloActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Labidesthes sicculus Brook SilversideActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Lacunicambarus chimera Devil CrayfishMalacostracaHancockNN Reference
Lampropeltis getula nigra Black KingsnakeReptiliaHancockNN Reference
Lampsilis cardium Plain PocketbookBivalviaHancockNN Reference
Lampsilis ovata PocketbookBivalviaHancockNE YesReference
Lampsilis teres Yellow SandshellBivalviaHancockNN Reference
Lanius ludovicianus Loggerhead ShrikeAvesHancockNN YesReference
Lasiurus borealis Eastern Red BatMammaliaHancockNN Reference
Lepisosteus oculatus Spotted GarActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Lepisosteus osseus Longnose GarActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Lepisosteus platostomus Shortnose GarActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Lepomis cyanellus Green SunfishActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Lepomis gibbosus PumpkinseedActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Lepomis gulosus WarmouthActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Lepomis humilis Orangespotted SunfishActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Lepomis macrochirus BluegillActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Lepomis megalotis Longear SunfishActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Lepomis microlophus Redear SunfishActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Leptodea fragilis Fragile PapershellBivalviaHancockNN Reference
Ligumia recta Black SandshellBivalviaHancockNN Reference
Lithasia armigera Armored RocksnailGastropodaHancockNS Reference
Lontra canadensis Northern River OtterMammaliaHancockNN Reference
Loxia leucoptera White-winged CrossbillAvesHancockNN Reference
Luxilus chrysocephalus Striped ShinerActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Lynx rufus BobcatMammaliaHancockNN Reference
Lythrurus fasciolaris Scarlet ShinerActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Lythrurus fumeus Ribbon ShinerActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Lythrurus umbratilis Redfin ShinerActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Macrhybopsis storeriana Silver ChubActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Macrobrachium ohione Ohio ShrimpMalacostracaHancockNE YesReference
Mareca americana American WigeonAvesHancockNN Reference
Megaceryle alcyon Belted KingfisherAvesHancockNN Reference
Megalonaias nervosa WashboardBivalviaHancockNN Reference
Megascops asio Eastern Screech-OwlAvesHancockNN Reference
Melanerpes carolinus Red-bellied WoodpeckerAvesHancockNN Reference
Melanerpes erythrocephalus Red-headed WoodpeckerAvesHancockNN YesReference
Melanitta americana Black ScoterAvesHancockNN Reference
Meleagris gallopavo Wild TurkeyAvesHancockNN Reference
Melospiza melodia Song SparrowAvesHancockNN Reference
Mephitis mephitis Striped SkunkMammaliaHancockNN Reference
Mesodon thyroidus White-lip GlobeGastropodaHancockNN Reference
Micropterus dolomieu Smallmouth BassActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Micropterus punctulatus Spotted BassActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Micropterus salmoides Largemouth BassActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Microtus ochrogaster Prairie VoleMammaliaHancockNN Reference
Mimus polyglottos Northern MockingbirdAvesHancockNN Reference
Minytrema melanops Spotted SuckerActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Mniotilta varia Black-and-white WarblerAvesHancockNN Reference
Molothrus ater Brown-headed CowbirdAvesHancockNN Reference
Morone americana White PerchActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Morone chrysops White BassActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Morone saxatilis Striped BassActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Moxostoma anisurum Silver RedhorseActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Moxostoma breviceps Smallmouth RedhorseActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Moxostoma carinatum River RedhorseActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Moxostoma duquesnei Black RedhorseActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Moxostoma erythrurum Golden RedhorseActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Mustela vison American MinkMammaliaHancockNN Reference
Myiarchus crinitus Great Crested FlycatcherAvesHancockNN Reference
Necturus maculosus MudpuppyAmphibiaHancockNN Reference
Neotoma magister Allegheny WoodratMammaliaHancockNN YesReference
Nerodia erythrogaster neglecta Copperbelly Water SnakeReptiliaHancockNN YesReference
Nerodia sipedon Northern Water SnakeReptiliaHancockNN Reference
Nocomis micropogon River ChubActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Notemigonus crysoleucas Golden ShinerActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Nothonotus camurus Bluebreast DarterActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Notropis atherinoides Emerald ShinerActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Notropis blennius River ShinerActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Notropis buchanani Ghost ShinerActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Notropis hudsonius Spottail ShinerActinopterygiiHancockNS Reference
Notropis rubellus Rosyface ShinerActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Notropis stramineus Sand ShinerActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Notropis volucellus Mimic ShinerActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Notropis wickliffi Channel ShinerActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Noturus gyrinus Tadpole MadtomActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Obliquaria reflexa Threehorn WartybackBivalviaHancockNN Reference
Obovaria olivaria HickorynutBivalviaHancockNN Reference
Odocoileus virginianus White-tailed DeerMammaliaHancockNN Reference
Ondatra zibethicus MuskratMammaliaHancockNN Reference
Opheodrys aestivus Rough Green SnakeReptiliaHancockNN Reference
Opsopoeodus emiliae Pugnose MinnowActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Passer domesticus House SparrowAvesHancockNN Reference
Passerina caerulea Blue GrosbeakAvesHancockNN Reference
Passerina cyanea Indigo BuntingAvesHancockNN Reference
Patera appressa Flat BladetoothGastropodaHancockNN Reference
Perca flavescens Yellow PerchActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Percina caprodes LogperchActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Percina copelandi Channel DarterActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Percina maculata Blackside DarterActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Percina phoxocephala Slenderhead DarterActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Percina sciera Dusky DarterActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Percina shumardi River DarterActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Peromyscus leucopus White-footed MouseMammaliaHancockNN Reference
Phenacobius mirabilis Suckermouth MinnowActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Pimephales notatus Bluntnose MinnowActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Pimephales vigilax Bullhead MinnowActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Pipilo erythrophthalmus Eastern TowheeAvesHancockNN Reference
Piranga olivacea Scarlet TanagerAvesHancockNN Reference
Piranga rubra Summer TanagerAvesHancockNN Reference
Plectrophenax nivalis Snow BuntingAvesHancockNN Reference
Plethobasus cooperianus Orangefoot PimplebackBivalviaHancockEE YesReference
Plethobasus cyphyus SheepnoseBivalviaHancockEE YesReference
Plethodon dorsalis Northern Zigzag SalamanderAmphibiaHancockNN Reference
Plethodon glutinosus Slimy SalamanderAmphibiaHancockNN Reference
Pleurobema cordatum Ohio PigtoeBivalviaHancockNN Reference
Podiceps auritus Horned GrebeAvesHancockNN YesReference
Poecile carolinensis Carolina ChickadeeAvesHancockNN Reference
Polioptila caerulea Blue-gray GnatcatcherAvesHancockNN Reference
Polyodon spathula PaddlefishActinopterygiiHancockNN YesReference
Pomoxis annularis White CrappieActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Pomoxis nigromaculatus Black CrappieActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Potamilus alatus Pink HeelsplitterBivalviaHancockNN Reference
Procyon lotor Northern RaccoonMammaliaHancockNN Reference
Progne subis Purple MartinAvesHancockNN Reference
Pseudacris crucifer crucifer Northern Spring PeeperAmphibiaHancockNN Reference
Pseudacris triseriata Western Chorus FrogAmphibiaHancockNN Reference
Pseudotriton montanus diastictus Midland Mud SalamanderAmphibiaHancockNN Reference
Pylodictis olivaris Flathead CatfishActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Quadrula apiculata Southern MapleleafBivalviaHancockNN Reference
Quadrula quadrula MapleleafBivalviaHancockNN Reference
Quiscalus quiscula Common GrackleAvesHancockNN Reference
Rallus limicola Virginia RailAvesHancockNN YesReference
Rana catesbeiana BullfrogAmphibiaHancockNN Reference
Rana clamitans melanota Green FrogAmphibiaHancockNN Reference
Rana sphenocephala Southern Leopard FrogAmphibiaHancockNN YesReference
Rana sylvatica Wood FrogAmphibiaHancockNN YesReference
Reginaia ebenus EbonyshellBivalviaHancockNN Reference
Riparia riparia Bank SwallowAvesHancockNS YesReference
Sander canadensis SaugerActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Sander vitreus WalleyeActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Sayornis phoebe Eastern PhoebeAvesHancockNN Reference
Scalopus aquaticus Eastern MoleMammaliaHancockNN Reference
Scaphirhynchus platorynchus Shovelnose SturgeonActinopterygiiHancockT(S/A)N Reference
Sceloporus undulatus Fence LizardReptiliaHancockNN Reference
Scincella lateralis Ground SkinkReptiliaHancockNN Reference
Sciurus niger Eastern Fox SquirrelMammaliaHancockNN Reference
Semotilus atromaculatus Creek ChubActinopterygiiHancockNN Reference
Setophaga americana Northern ParulaAvesHancockNN Reference
Setophaga citrina Hooded WarblerAvesHancockNN Reference
Setophaga coronata Yellow-rumped WarblerAvesHancockNN Reference
Setophaga discolor Prairie WarblerAvesHancockNN YesReference
Setophaga dominica Yellow-throated WarblerAvesHancockNN Reference
Sialia sialis Eastern BluebirdAvesHancockNN Reference
Sitta carolinensis White-breasted NuthatchAvesHancockNN Reference
Sorex hoyi Pygmy ShrewMammaliaHancockNN Reference
Sorex longirostris Southeastern ShrewMammaliaHancockNN Reference
Spinus tristis American GoldfinchAvesHancockNN Reference
Spiza americana DickcisselAvesHancockNN YesReference
Spizella passerina Chipping SparrowAvesHancockNN Reference
Spizella pusilla Field SparrowAvesHancockNN Reference
Stelgidopteryx serripennis Northern Rough-winged SwallowAvesHancockNN Reference
Sternula antillarum athalassos Interior Least TernAvesHancockEE YesReference
Storeria dekayi Brown SnakeReptiliaHancockNN Reference
Strix varia Barred OwlAvesHancockNN Reference
Sturnella magna Eastern MeadowlarkAvesHancockNN Reference
Sturnus vulgaris European StarlingAvesHancockNN Reference
Sylvilagus floridanus Eastern CottontailMammaliaHancockNN Reference
Synaptomys cooperi Southern Bog LemmingMammaliaHancockNN Reference
Terrapene carolina carolina Eastern Box TurtleReptiliaHancockNN Reference
Thamnophis sauritus sauritus Eastern Ribbon SnakeReptiliaHancockNS YesReference
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis Eastern Garter SnakeReptiliaHancockNN Reference
Theliderma cylindrica RabbitsfootBivalviaHancockPST YesReference
Theliderma metanevra MonkeyfaceBivalviaHancockNN Reference
Thryothorus ludovicianus Carolina WrenAvesHancockNN Reference
Toxostoma rufum Brown ThrasherAvesHancockNN Reference
Trachemys scripta elegans Red-eared SliderReptiliaHancockNN Reference
Tritogonia verrucosa PistolgripBivalviaHancockNN Reference
Troglodytes aedon House WrenAvesHancockNN Reference
Truncilla donaciformis FawnsfootBivalviaHancockNN Reference
Truncilla truncata DeertoeBivalviaHancockNN Reference
Turdus migratorius American RobinAvesHancockNN Reference
Tyrannus tyrannus Eastern KingbirdAvesHancockNN Reference
Urocyon cinereoargenteus Gray FoxMammaliaHancockNN Reference
Vireo flavifrons Yellow-throated VireoAvesHancockNN Reference
Vireo gilvus Warbling VireoAvesHancockNN Reference
Vireo griseus White-eyed VireoAvesHancockNN Reference
Vireo olivaceus Red-eyed VireoAvesHancockNN Reference
Virginia valeriae Smooth Earth SnakeReptiliaHancockNN Reference
Vulpes vulpes Red FoxMammaliaHancockNN Reference
Zapus hudsonius Meadow Jumping MouseMammaliaHancockNN Reference
Zenaida macroura Mourning DoveAvesHancockNN Reference
Zonotrichia albicollis White-throated SparrowAvesHancockNN Reference

317 species are listed