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Endangered and Threatened Species

Which plants and animals in the United States are in danger of being lost? Find out below.

  Endangered1 Threatened2 Total
species
U.S. species with
recovery
plans
Group U.S. Foreign U.S. Foreign
Mammals 70 256 16 20 362 62
Birds 78 209 16 16 319 86
Reptiles 14 70 22 20 126 35
Amphibians 18 8 11 1 38 17
Fishes 85 11 71 1 168 102
Clams 75 2 13 0 90 71
Snails 33 1 12 0 46 29
Insects 59 4 10 0 73 41
Arachnids 12 0 0 0 12 12
Crustaceans 20 0 3 0 23 18
Corals 0 0 2 0 2 0
 Animal subtotal 464 561 176 44 1,259 473
Flowering plants 673 1 149 0 823 641
Conifers and cycads 2 0 1 2 5 3
Ferns and Allies 28 0 2 0 30 26
Lichens 2 0 0 0 2 2
 Plant subtotal 705 1 152 2 860 672
Total 1,169 562 328 46 2,119 1,145
NOTE: As of October 23, 2013.
1. Endangered species are those in danger of extinction.
2. Threatened species are those likely to become an endangered species within the foreseeable future.
Source: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Web: http://ecos.fws.gov/ .

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