Federal and State Species Status code

FEDERAL STATUS

LE = Listed endangered
LT = Listed threatened
LELT = Listed endangered in part of range, threatened in part of range
C = Candidate for federal listing, information indicates that listing is justified.
PE = Proposed endangered.
PT = Proposed threatened.

STATE STATUS

SE = State Endangered.
ST = State Threatened.

An endangered species is a species in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range (applied rangewide for federal status and statewide for state status)

A threatened species is a species likely to become endangered in the foreseeable future.

 

Global/State Rank Definition (applied rangewide for global rank and statewide for state rank)

  • G1, S1 = Critically imperiled because of extreme rarity (5 or fewer occurrences or very few remaining individuals or acres) or because of some factor (s) making it especially vulnerable to extinction.
  • G2, S2 = Imperiled because of rarity (6 to 20 occurrences or few remaining individuals or acres) or because of some factor(s) making it very vulnerable to extinction throughout its range.
  • G3, S3 = Either very rare and local throughout its range, or found locally (even abundantly at some of its locations) in a restricted range, or vulnerable to extinction throughout its range because of other factors; in the range of 21 of 100 occurrences.
  • G4, S4 = Apparently secure, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery with cause for long term concern.
  • G5, S5 = Demonstrably secure, though it may be quite rare in parts of its range, especially at the periphery.
  • GU, SU = Possibly in peril, but status uncertain, more information needed.
  • GH, SH = Historically known to occur, could be rediscovered.
  • GX, SX = Believed extinct, historical records only.
  • G?, S? = Not yet ranked
  • _?, _? = Inexact rank
  • _T = Rank of subspecies or variety
  • _Q = Taxonomic status is questionable, rank may change with taxonomy
  • SZ = No definable occurrences for conservation purposes, usually assigned to migrants
  • SP = Potential exists for occurrence in the state, but no occurrences
  • SR = Element reported for the state but no persuasive documentation
  • SA = Accidental or casual