Species Information

Species observations for selected counties


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


Scientific Name and Life HistoryCommon Name and PicturesClassCountyUS StatusKY StatusWAPReference
Accipiter striatus Sharp-shinned HawkAvesKnoxNS YesReference
Agelaius phoeniceus Red-winged BlackbirdAvesKnoxNN Reference
Agkistrodon contortrix CopperheadReptiliaKnoxNN Reference
Aix sponsa Wood DuckAvesKnoxNN Reference
Alasmidonta atropurpurea Cumberland ElktoeBivalviaKnoxEE YesReference
Alosa chrysochloris Skipjack HerringActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Amblema plicata ThreeridgeBivalviaKnoxNN Reference
Ambloplites rupestris Rock BassActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Ambystoma maculatum Spotted SalamanderAmphibiaKnoxNN Reference
Ambystoma opacum Marbled SalamanderAmphibiaKnoxNN Reference
Ameiurus natalis Yellow BullheadActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Ameiurus nebulosus Brown BullheadActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Anas platyrhynchos MallardAvesKnoxNN Reference
Anas rubripes American Black DuckAvesKnoxNN YesReference
Aneides aeneus Green SalamanderAmphibiaKnoxNN YesReference
Anodontoides denigrata Cumberland PapershellBivalviaKnoxNE YesReference
Archilochus colubris Ruby-throated HummingbirdAvesKnoxNN Reference
Aythya americana RedheadAvesKnoxNN Reference
Baeolophus bicolor Tufted TitmouseAvesKnoxNN Reference
Blarina brevicauda Northern Short-tailed ShrewMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Bombycilla cedrorum Cedar WaxwingAvesKnoxNN Reference
Bonasa umbellus Ruffed GrouseAvesKnoxNN YesReference
Branta canadensis Canada GooseAvesKnoxNN Reference
Bufo americanus American ToadAmphibiaKnoxNN Reference
Bufo fowleri Fowler's ToadAmphibiaKnoxNN Reference
Buteo jamaicensis Red-tailed HawkAvesKnoxNN Reference
Buteo lineatus Red-shouldered HawkAvesKnoxNN Reference
Buteo platypterus Broad-winged HawkAvesKnoxNN Reference
Butorides virescens Green HeronAvesKnoxNN Reference
Cambarus bartonii cavatus Appalachian Brook CrayfishMalacostracaKnoxNN Reference
Cambarus deweesae Valley Flame CrayfishMalacostracaKnoxNN Reference
Cambarus distans Boxclaw CrawfishMalacostracaKnoxNN Reference
Cambarus parvoculus Mountain Midget CrayfishMalacostracaKnoxNT YesReference
Cambarus robustus Big Water CrayfishMalacostracaKnoxNN Reference
Cambarus rusticiformis Depression CrayfishMalacostracaKnoxNN Reference
Cambarus sphenoides Triangleclaw CrayfishMalacostracaKnoxNN Reference
Campostoma anomalum Ohio StonerollerActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Canis latrans CoyoteMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Cardinalis cardinalis Northern CardinalAvesKnoxNN Reference
Carphophis amoenus Worm SnakeReptiliaKnoxNN Reference
Castor canadensis American BeaverMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Cathartes aura Turkey VultureAvesKnoxNN Reference
Catostomus commersonii White SuckerActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Cervus elaphus ElkMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Chaetura pelagica Chimney SwiftAvesKnoxNN Reference
Charadrius vociferus KilldeerAvesKnoxNN Reference
Chelydra serpentina serpentina Common Snapping TurtleReptiliaKnoxNN Reference
Chrosomus cumberlandensis Blackside DaceActinopterygiiKnoxTT YesReference
Chrosomus erythrogaster Southern Redbelly DaceActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Cistothorus platensis Sedge WrenAvesKnoxNS YesReference
Coccyzus americanus Yellow-billed CuckooAvesKnoxNN Reference
Coccyzus erythropthalmus Black-billed CuckooAvesKnoxNN Reference
Colaptes auratus Northern FlickerAvesKnoxNN Reference
Colinus virginianus Northern BobwhiteAvesKnoxNN YesReference
Coluber constrictor RacerReptiliaKnoxNN Reference
Columba livia Rock PigeonAvesKnoxNN Reference
Contopus virens Eastern Wood-PeweeAvesKnoxNN Reference
Coragyps atratus Black VultureAvesKnoxNN Reference
Corbicula fluminea Asian ClamBivalviaKnoxNN Reference
Corvus brachyrhynchos American CrowAvesKnoxNN Reference
Crotalus horridus Timber RattlesnakeReptiliaKnoxNN YesReference
Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis Eastern HellbenderAmphibiaKnoxNE YesReference
Cryptotis parva Least ShrewMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Cyanocitta cristata Blue JayAvesKnoxNN Reference
Cyprinella spiloptera Spotfin ShinerActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Cyprinella whipplei Steelcolor ShinerActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Cyprinus carpio Common CarpActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Desmognathus fuscus Northern Dusky SalamanderAmphibiaKnoxNN YesReference
Desmognathus monticola Seal SalamanderAmphibiaKnoxNN Reference
Desmognathus welteri Black Mountain SalamanderAmphibiaKnoxNN YesReference
Diadophis punctatus Ringneck SnakeReptiliaKnoxNN Reference
Didelphis virginiana Virginia OpossumMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Discus patulus Domed DiscGastropodaKnoxNN Reference
Dorosoma cepedianum Gizzard ShadActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Dryobates pubescens Downy WoodpeckerAvesKnoxNN Reference
Dryobates villosus Hairy WoodpeckerAvesKnoxNN Reference
Dryocopus pileatus Pileated WoodpeckerAvesKnoxNN Reference
Dumetella carolinensis Gray CatbirdAvesKnoxNN Reference
Elaphe obsoleta obsoleta Black Rat SnakeReptiliaKnoxNN Reference
Elimia ebenum Ebony ElimiaGastropodaKnoxNN Reference
Empidonax traillii Willow FlycatcherAvesKnoxNN YesReference
Empidonax virescens Acadian FlycatcherAvesKnoxNN Reference
Eptesicus fuscus Big Brown BatMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Ericymba buccata Silverjaw MinnowActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Esox masquinongy MuskellungeActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Etheostoma baileyi Emerald DarterActinopterygiiKnoxNN YesReference
Etheostoma blennioides Greenside DarterActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Etheostoma caeruleum Rainbow DarterActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Etheostoma flabellare Fantail DarterActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Etheostoma kennicotti Stripetail DarterActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Etheostoma nigrum Johnny DarterActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Etheostoma sagitta Cumberland Arrow DarterActinopterygiiKnoxCS YesReference
Etheostoma spectabile Orangethroat DarterActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Etheostoma susanae Cumberland DarterActinopterygiiKnoxEE YesReference
Etheostoma zonale Banded DarterActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Eumeces anthracinus Coal SkinkReptiliaKnoxNT YesReference
Eumeces fasciatus Five-lined SkinkReptiliaKnoxNN Reference
Eumeces laticeps Broadhead SkinkReptiliaKnoxNN Reference
Eurycea cirrigera Southern Two-lined SalamanderAmphibiaKnoxNN Reference
Eurycea longicauda Longtail SalamanderAmphibiaKnoxNN Reference
Eurynia dilatata SpikeBivalviaKnoxNN Reference
Falco sparverius American KestrelAvesKnoxNN YesReference
Faxonius cristavarius Spiny Stream CrayfishMalacostracaKnoxNN Reference
Faxonius juvenilis Kentucky River CrayfishMalacostracaKnoxNN Reference
Fulica americana American CootAvesKnoxNE Reference
Gambusia affinis Western MosquitofishActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Gastrophryne carolinensis Eastern Narrowmouth ToadAmphibiaKnoxNN Reference
Geothlypis formosa Kentucky WarblerAvesKnoxNN YesReference
Geothlypis trichas Common YellowthroatAvesKnoxNN Reference
Gyrinophilus porphyriticus duryi Kentucky Spring SalamanderAmphibiaKnoxNN Reference
Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald EagleAvesKnoxNT YesReference
Haplotrema concavum Gray-foot LancetoothGastropodaKnoxNN Reference
Helisoma anceps Two-ridged Rams-hornGastropodaKnoxNN Reference
Helmitheros vermivorum Worm-eating WarblerAvesKnoxNN YesReference
Hemidactylium scutatum Four-toed SalamanderAmphibiaKnoxNN YesReference
Hirundo rustica Barn SwallowAvesKnoxNN Reference
Hyla chrysoscelis Cope's Gray TreefrogAmphibiaKnoxNN Reference
Hylocichla mustelina Wood ThrushAvesKnoxNN YesReference
Hypentelium nigricans Northern Hog SuckerActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Ictalurus punctatus Channel CatfishActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Icteria virens Yellow-breasted ChatAvesKnoxNN Reference
Icterus spurius Orchard OrioleAvesKnoxNN Reference
Inflectarius downieanus Dwarf GlobeletGastropodaKnoxNN Reference
Junco hyemalis Dark-eyed JuncoAvesKnoxNS Reference
Labidesthes sicculus Brook SilversideActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Lampetra aepyptera Least Brook LampreyCephalaspidomorphiKnoxNN Reference
Lampetra sp. 1 A brook lamprey - Obion River systemCephalaspidomorphiKnoxNE Reference
Lampropeltis getula nigra Black KingsnakeReptiliaKnoxNN Reference
Lampsilis cardium Plain PocketbookBivalviaKnoxNN Reference
Lampsilis fasciola Wavyrayed LampmusselBivalviaKnoxNN Reference
Lampsilis siliquoidea FatmucketBivalviaKnoxNN Reference
Larus delawarensis Ring-billed GullAvesKnoxNN Reference
Lasionycteris noctivagans Silver-haired BatMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Lasiurus borealis Eastern Red BatMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Lepomis auritus Redbreast SunfishActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Lepomis cyanellus Green SunfishActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Lepomis gibbosus PumpkinseedActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Lepomis gulosus WarmouthActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Lepomis humilis Orangespotted SunfishActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Lepomis macrochirus BluegillActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Lepomis megalotis Longear SunfishActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Lepomis microlophus Redear SunfishActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Leptoxis praerosa Onyx RocksnailGastropodaKnoxNS Reference
Lontra canadensis Northern River OtterMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Luxilus chrysocephalus Striped ShinerActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Lynx rufus BobcatMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Lythrurus fasciolaris Scarlet ShinerActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Lytrosis permagnaria A Geometrid MothInsectaKnoxNE Reference
Mareca strepera GadwallAvesKnoxNN Reference
Megaceryle alcyon Belted KingfisherAvesKnoxNN Reference
Megascops asio Eastern Screech-OwlAvesKnoxNN Reference
Melanerpes carolinus Red-bellied WoodpeckerAvesKnoxNN Reference
Meleagris gallopavo Wild TurkeyAvesKnoxNN Reference
Melospiza melodia Song SparrowAvesKnoxNN Reference
Mephitis mephitis Striped SkunkMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Mesodon clausus Yellow GlobeletGastropodaKnoxNN Reference
Mesodon thyroidus White-lip GlobeGastropodaKnoxNN Reference
Micropterus dolomieu Smallmouth BassActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Micropterus punctulatus Spotted BassActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Micropterus salmoides Largemouth BassActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Microtus ochrogaster Prairie VoleMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Mimus polyglottos Northern MockingbirdAvesKnoxNN Reference
Minytrema melanops Spotted SuckerActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Mniotilta varia Black-and-white WarblerAvesKnoxNN Reference
Molothrus ater Brown-headed CowbirdAvesKnoxNN Reference
Moxostoma duquesnei Black RedhorseActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Moxostoma erythrurum Golden RedhorseActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Mustela vison American MinkMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Myiarchus crinitus Great Crested FlycatcherAvesKnoxNN Reference
Myotis leibii Eastern Small-footed MyotisMammaliaKnoxNT YesReference
Myotis lucifugus Little Brown BatMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Myotis septentrionalis Northern MyotisMammaliaKnoxTE Reference
Napaeozapus insignis Woodland Jumping MouseMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Nerodia sipedon Northern Water SnakeReptiliaKnoxNN Reference
Nocomis micropogon River ChubActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Notemigonus crysoleucas Golden ShinerActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Notophthalmus viridescens Eastern NewtAmphibiaKnoxNN Reference
Notropis atherinoides Emerald ShinerActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Notropis photogenis Silver ShinerActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Notropis rubellus Rosyface ShinerActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Notropis volucellus Mimic ShinerActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Ochrotomys nuttalli Golden MouseMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Odocoileus virginianus White-tailed DeerMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Ondatra zibethicus MuskratMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Opheodrys aestivus Rough Green SnakeReptiliaKnoxNN Reference
Passer domesticus House SparrowAvesKnoxNN Reference
Passerina caerulea Blue GrosbeakAvesKnoxNN Reference
Passerina cyanea Indigo BuntingAvesKnoxNN Reference
Patera appressa Flat BladetoothGastropodaKnoxNN Reference
Perca flavescens Yellow PerchActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Percina caprodes LogperchActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Percina maculata Blackside DarterActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Percina stictogaster Frecklebelly DarterActinopterygiiKnoxNN YesReference
Perimyotis subflavus Eastern PipistrelleMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Peromyscus leucopus White-footed MouseMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Petrochelidon pyrrhonota Cliff SwallowAvesKnoxNN Reference
Pimephales notatus Bluntnose MinnowActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Pimephales promelas Fathead MinnowActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Pimephales vigilax Bullhead MinnowActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Pipilo erythrophthalmus Eastern TowheeAvesKnoxNN Reference
Piranga olivacea Scarlet TanagerAvesKnoxNN Reference
Piranga rubra Summer TanagerAvesKnoxNN Reference
Plethodon glutinosus Slimy SalamanderAmphibiaKnoxNN Reference
Plethodon richmondi Ravine SalamanderAmphibiaKnoxNN Reference
Podiceps grisegena Red-necked GrebeAvesKnoxNN Reference
Poecile carolinensis Carolina ChickadeeAvesKnoxNN Reference
Polioptila caerulea Blue-gray GnatcatcherAvesKnoxNN Reference
Polygonia faunus Green CommaInsectaKnoxNH Reference
Polygonia progne Gray CommaInsectaKnoxNH Reference
Procyon lotor Northern RaccoonMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Progne subis Purple MartinAvesKnoxNN Reference
Pseudacris brachyphona Mountain Chorus FrogAmphibiaKnoxNN Reference
Pseudacris crucifer crucifer Northern Spring PeeperAmphibiaKnoxNN Reference
Pseudacris feriarum Upland Chorus FrogAmphibiaKnoxNN Reference
Pseudotriton montanus diastictus Midland Mud SalamanderAmphibiaKnoxNN Reference
Pseudotriton ruber Red SalamanderAmphibiaKnoxNN Reference
Pylodictis olivaris Flathead CatfishActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Quiscalus quiscula Common GrackleAvesKnoxNN Reference
Rana catesbeiana BullfrogAmphibiaKnoxNN Reference
Rana clamitans melanota Green FrogAmphibiaKnoxNN Reference
Rana palustris Pickerel FrogAmphibiaKnoxNN Reference
Rana sphenocephala Southern Leopard FrogAmphibiaKnoxNN YesReference
Rana sylvatica Wood FrogAmphibiaKnoxNN YesReference
Regulus satrapa Golden-crowned KingletAvesKnoxNN Reference
Rhinichthys cataractae Longnose DaceActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Rhinichthys obtusus Western Blacknose DaceActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Sayornis phoebe Eastern PhoebeAvesKnoxNN Reference
Sceloporus undulatus Fence LizardReptiliaKnoxNN Reference
Scincella lateralis Ground SkinkReptiliaKnoxNN Reference
Seiurus aurocapilla OvenbirdAvesKnoxNN Reference
Selasphorus rufus Rufous HummingbirdAvesKnoxNN Reference
Semotilus atromaculatus Creek ChubActinopterygiiKnoxNN Reference
Setophaga cerulea Cerulean WarblerAvesKnoxNN YesReference
Setophaga citrina Hooded WarblerAvesKnoxNN Reference
Setophaga coronata Yellow-rumped WarblerAvesKnoxNN Reference
Setophaga discolor Prairie WarblerAvesKnoxNN YesReference
Setophaga dominica Yellow-throated WarblerAvesKnoxNN Reference
Setophaga petechia Yellow WarblerAvesKnoxNN Reference
Setophaga pinus Pine WarblerAvesKnoxNN Reference
Setophaga ruticilla American RedstartAvesKnoxNN Reference
Setophaga virens Black-throated Green WarblerAvesKnoxNN YesReference
Sialia sialis Eastern BluebirdAvesKnoxNN Reference
Sitta carolinensis White-breasted NuthatchAvesKnoxNN Reference
Sorex fumeus Smoky ShrewMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Sorex longirostris Southeastern ShrewMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Spatula clypeata Northern ShovelerAvesKnoxNE Reference
Speyeria idalia Regal FritillaryInsectaKnoxNH Reference
Sphyrapicus varius Yellow-bellied SapsuckerAvesKnoxNN Reference
Spinus tristis American GoldfinchAvesKnoxNN Reference
Spizella passerina Chipping SparrowAvesKnoxNN Reference
Spizella pusilla Field SparrowAvesKnoxNN Reference
Stelgidopteryx serripennis Northern Rough-winged SwallowAvesKnoxNN Reference
Stenotrema hirsutum Hairy SlitmouthGastropodaKnoxNN Reference
Sternotherus odoratus Common Musk TurtleReptiliaKnoxNN Reference
Storeria dekayi Brown SnakeReptiliaKnoxNN Reference
Strix varia Barred OwlAvesKnoxNN Reference
Sturnella magna Eastern MeadowlarkAvesKnoxNN Reference
Sturnus vulgaris European StarlingAvesKnoxNN Reference
Sylvilagus floridanus Eastern CottontailMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Tamias striatus Eastern ChipmunkMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Terrapene carolina carolina Eastern Box TurtleReptiliaKnoxNN Reference
Thamnophis sirtalis sirtalis Eastern Garter SnakeReptiliaKnoxNN Reference
Thryothorus ludovicianus Carolina WrenAvesKnoxNN Reference
Toxostoma rufum Brown ThrasherAvesKnoxNN Reference
Triodopsis rugosa Buttress ThreetoothGastropodaKnoxNN Reference
Triodopsis tridentata Northern ThreetoothGastropodaKnoxNN Reference
Turdus migratorius American RobinAvesKnoxNN Reference
Tyrannus tyrannus Eastern KingbirdAvesKnoxNN Reference
Urocyon cinereoargenteus Gray FoxMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Ursus americanus American Black BearMammaliaKnoxNS YesReference
Vaejovis carolinianus Southern Unstriped ScorpionArachnidaKnoxNN Reference
Vermivora chrysoptera Golden-winged WarblerAvesKnoxNT YesReference
Vermivora cyanoptera Blue-winged WarblerAvesKnoxNN YesReference
Vermivora lawrencii Lawrence's WarblerAvesKnoxNN Reference
Vermivora leucobranchialis Brewster's WarblerAvesKnoxNN Reference
Villosa lienosa Little SpectaclecaseBivalviaKnoxNS YesReference
Vireo flavifrons Yellow-throated VireoAvesKnoxNN Reference
Vireo griseus White-eyed VireoAvesKnoxNN Reference
Vireo olivaceus Red-eyed VireoAvesKnoxNN Reference
Vireo solitarius Blue-headed VireoAvesKnoxNN Reference
Vulpes vulpes Red FoxMammaliaKnoxNN Reference
Zenaida macroura Mourning DoveAvesKnoxNN Reference
Zonitoides arboreus Quick GlossGastropodaKnoxNN Reference

283 species are listed