Map of Current Watch Species, Concentration by County

Last updated: July 2014

This map was created to provide a broad, county-level overview of the potential range of species currently under review for possible listing; species under review for changes to listing status or critical habitat designation; species that have been reviewed and determined not to be warranted for listing or for which no further action is expected at this time; and species that have been removed from the list at this time. A listing of species in each county can be found by selecting the relevant county in the map. Inclusion of potential range of species does not imply agreement with the information.

The map does not include the range of the queen conch, sperm whale, dwarf seahorse, great hammerhead shark or speckled hind as additional information is being gathered on the location of these species in Texas.

Note: Every effort is made to keep the information on this site as current as possible. This map will continue to evolve as new species can be petitioned or proposed for listing at any time. The map also is subject to change as more is learned about the range of species in Texas. Unfortunately, there is no single, definitive list of all species in Texas petitioned or proposed for Endangered Species Act listing.

Complete list of watch species.

List of species by county.

Top 10 counties for 2012 GDP, oil and gas, agriculture production, and construction overlaying current watch species (PDF)

Distribution of Species in the 2011 U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Multi-District Litigation Work Plan and Settlement Agreements


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Compiled by Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts and Texas A&M University Institute of Renewable Natural Resources based on information from Federal Register notices, National Marine Fisheries Service, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and other related sources.