Endemic Animals of Texas








Perna perna
Perna perna
Perna perna, the brown mussel, is an economically important mussel, a bivalve mollusc belonging to the family Mytilidae. It is harvested as a food source but is also known to harbor toxins and cause damage to marine structures. It is native to the waters of Africa, Europe, and South America and was introduced in the waters of North America.
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Perna perna
Agkistrodon contortrix pictigaster
Agkistrodon contortrix pictigaster
Common names: Trans-Pecos copperhead, western copperhead Agkistrodon contortrix pictigaster was formerly a venomous pit viper subspecies found in the Trans-Pecos region of the United States in western Texas, and northeastern Mexico. However, recent taxonomic changes do not recognizes the Trans-Pecos copperhead as a valid taxon.
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Agkistrodon contortrix pictigaster
Thamnophis proximus rubrilineatus
Thamnophis proximus rubrilineatus
Thamnophis proximus rubrilineatus, the redstripe ribbon snake, is a subspecies of the western ribbon snake, a garter snake endemic to the southern United States.
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Thamnophis proximus rubrilineatus
Texas map turtle
Texas map turtle
The Texas map turtle is a species of emydid turtle endemic to the southern United States. Texas map turtles are popular in the pet trade. However, they became more common because of captive breeding.
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Texas map turtle
Texas river cooter
Texas river cooter
The Texas river cooter is a species of freshwater turtle endemic to the U.S. state of Texas. It is found in the river basins of the Brazos, San Bernard, Colorado, Guadalupe, San Antonio, Nueces, and their tributaries. It is one of three species of cooters occurring in Texas, including the Rio Grande cooter and the river cooter .
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Texas river cooter
Cagle's map turtle
Cagle's map turtle
Cagle's map turtle is a species of turtle in the family Emydidae. The species is endemic to Texas. G. caglei is native to the Guadalupe, San Antonio, and San Marcos Rivers in Texas.
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Cagle's map turtle
Nerodia paucimaculata
Nerodia paucimaculata
Nerodia paucimaculata, commonly known as the Concho water snake, is a species of mostly aquatic, nonvenomous snake in the family Colubridae. The species is endemic to Texas in the United States.
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Nerodia paucimaculata
Texas lined snake
Texas lined snake
The Texas lined snake is a subspecies of nonvenomous snake in the subfamily Natricinae of the family Colubridae. The subspecies is endemic to the United States.
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Texas lined snake
Guadalupe spiny softshell turtle
Guadalupe spiny softshell turtle
The Guadalupe spiny softshell turtle is a subspecies of soft-shelled turtle native to the United States, in the state of Texas. Their range is limited only to the Nueces and Guadalupe rivers, and their immediate tributaries.
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Guadalupe spiny softshell turtle
Attwater's pocket gopher
Attwater's pocket gopher
Attwater's pocket gopher is a species of rodent in the family Geomyidae. It is endemic to the Texas Coastal Bend in the southcentral United States.
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Attwater's pocket gopher
Central Texas pocket gopher
Central Texas pocket gopher
The central Texas pocket gopher or Llano pocket gopher is a species of rodent in the family Geomyidae. It is endemic to central Texas in the United States.
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Central Texas pocket gopher
Amethyst gem clam
Amethyst gem clam
The amethyst gem clam is species of very small saltwater clam, a marine bivalve mollusk in the family Veneridae, the Venus clams.
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Amethyst gem clam
Rotundaria aurea
Rotundaria aurea
Rotundaria aurea, the golden orb, is a species of freshwater mussel. It is native to the United States, where it is found only in Texas.
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Rotundaria aurea
Cryoturris adamsii
Cryoturris adamsii
Cryoturris adamsii is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Mangeliidae.
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Cryoturris adamsii
Liamorpha decorata
Liamorpha decorata
Liamorpha decorata is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Pyramidellidae, the pyrams and their allies.
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Liamorpha decorata