Endemic Animals of North Carolina








Red wolf
Red wolf
The red wolf is a canine native to the southeastern United States. Morphologically it is intermediate between the coyote and gray wolf, and is very closely related to the eastern wolf of eastern Canada. The red wolf's proper taxonomic classification has been contentious for well over a century, and is still under debate. Because of this, it is sometimes excluded from endangered species lists, despite its critically low numbers. Under the ...
Endangered Species Act of 1973, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service currently recognizes the red wolf as an endangered species and grants protected status. Canis rufus is not listed in the CITES Appendices of endangered species. Since 1996 the IUCN has listed it as a Critically Endangered species.
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Red wolf
Lirophora latilirata
Lirophora latilirata
Lirophora latilirata, the imperial venus clam, is a bivalve mollusc in the family Veneridae.
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Lirophora latilirata
Rough scallop
Rough scallop
The rough scallop, Aequipecten muscosus, grows up to 1.75 in . It has a small, scallop-shaped shell with about 20 strong ribs which have many erect scales or small spines near the margin. The hinge line has ears.
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Rough scallop
Anadara brasiliana
Anadara brasiliana
Anadara brasiliana, common name the incongruous ark clam, is a saltwater clam in the family Arcidae, the ark shells. This species is found along the Atlantic coast of North America, from North Carolina to Brazil.
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Anadara brasiliana
Patera clarki nantahala
Patera clarki nantahala
Patera clarki nantahala, the noonday globe, is a subspecies of Patera clarki, a land snail in the family Polygyridae. It is endemic to North Carolina in the United States. The name nantahala is a Cherokee word which means noonday. This subspecies was given this name because the snail lives in a deep gorge where the sunshine does not reach the ground until the middle of the day.
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Patera clarki nantahala
Euvola raveneli
Euvola raveneli
Euvola raveneli, or Ravenel's scallop, is a species of bivalve mollusc in the family Pectinidae. It can be found along the Atlantic coast of North America, ranging from North Carolina to the West Indies.
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Euvola raveneli
Modiolus americanus
Modiolus americanus
Modiolus americanus, or the tulip mussel, is a species of bivalve mollusc in the family Mytilidae. It can be found along the Atlantic coast of North America, ranging from North Carolina to the West Indies.
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Modiolus americanus
Sediliopsis chowanensis
Sediliopsis chowanensis
Sediliopsis chowanensis is an extinct species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae, the turrids and allies.
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Sediliopsis chowanensis
Cryoturris citronella
Cryoturris citronella
Cryoturris citronella is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mangeliidae.
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Cryoturris citronella
Elliptio producta
Elliptio producta
Elliptio producta is a species of freshwater mussel, an aquatic bivalve mollusk in the family Unionidae, the river mussels.
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Elliptio producta
Compsodrillia drewi
Compsodrillia drewi
Compsodrillia drewi is an extinct species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pseudomelatomidae, the turrids and allies.
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Compsodrillia drewi
Mangelia ceroplasta
Mangelia ceroplasta
Mangelia ceroplasta is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mangeliidae.
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Mangelia ceroplasta
Oenopota subvitrea
Oenopota subvitrea
Oenopota subvitrea is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mangeliidae.
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Oenopota subvitrea
Homalopoma indutum
Homalopoma indutum
Homalopoma indutum, common name the two-faced dwarf turban, is a species of small sea snail with calcareous opercula, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Colloniidae.
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Homalopoma indutum
Cryoturris cerinella
Cryoturris cerinella
Cryoturris cerinella, common name the little waxy mangelia, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mangeliidae.
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Cryoturris cerinella
Ithycythara parkeri
Ithycythara parkeri
Ithycythara parkeri is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mangeliidae.
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Ithycythara parkeri
Mangelia leuca
Mangelia leuca
Mangelia leuca is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mangeliidae.
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Mangelia leuca
Rimosodaphnella morra
Rimosodaphnella morra
Rimosodaphnella morra, common name the Morra daphnella, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Raphitomidae.
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Rimosodaphnella morra
Gemophos auritulus
Gemophos auritulus
Gemophos auritulus, the common cantharus or gaudy cantharus, is a species of sea snail in the family Pisaniidae.
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Gemophos auritulus
Brachycythara barbarae
Brachycythara barbarae
Brachycythara barbarae, common name Barbara's top spindle, is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mangeliidae.
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Brachycythara barbarae
Polycera chilluna
Polycera chilluna
Polycera chilluna is a species of sea slug, a nudibranch, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Polyceridae.
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Polycera chilluna