Species


Click on a taxonomic group (above) or a status (below) to see the species currently featured in the Biodiversity Atlas.


Birds

Bald eagle, Haliaeetus leucocephalus
California condor, Gymnogyps californianus
California least tern, Sterna antillarum browni
California spotted owl, Strix occidentalis ssp. occidentalis
Coastal California gnatcatcher, Polioptila californica californica
Least Bell’s vireo, Vireo bellii pusillus
Red-crowned parrot, Amazona viridigenalis
San Clemente loggerhead shrike, Lanius ludovicianus mearnsi
Yellow-chevroned parakeet, Brotogeris chiriri
Yellow-headed parrotAmazona oratrix
Western snowy plover, Charadrius nivosus nivosus

Fishes

Santa Ana sucker, Catostomus santaanae
Steelhead, Oncorhynchus mykiss
Tidewater goby, Eucyclogobius newberryi
Unarmored threespine stickleback, Gasterosteus aculeatus williamsoni

Invertebrates

Black abalone, Haliotis cracherodii
El Segundo blue butterfly, Euphilotes battoides allyni
Invasive shot-hole borer, Euwallacea nr. fornicatus
Palos Verdes blue butterfly, Glaucopsyche lygdamus palosverdesensis
Vernal pool fairy shrimp, Branchinecta lynchi
White abalone, Haliotis sorenseni

Mammals

Black bear, Ursus americanus
Blue whale, Balaenoptera musculus
California ground squirrel, Otospermophilus beecheyi
Coyote, Canis latrans
Desert bighorn sheep, Ovis canadensis nelsoni
Dusky-footed woodrat, Neotoma fuscipes
Eastern fox squirrel, Sciurus niger
Fin whale, Balaenoptera physalus
Humpback whale, Megaptera novaeangliae
Mojave ground squirrel, Xerospermophilus mohavensis
Mountain lion, Puma concolor
North Pacific right whale, Eubalaena japonica
Santa Catalina Island fox, Urocyon littoralis catalinae
Sei whale, Balaenoptera borealis
Sperm whale, Physeter macrocephalus

Plants

Bigcone Douglas-firPseudotsuga macrocarpa
Black mustard, Brassica nigra
Braunton’s milk-vetch, Astragalus brauntonii
California black walnut, Juglans californica
California fan palm, Washingtonia filifera
California poppy, Eschscholzia californica
Engelmann oak, Quercus engelmannii
Fountain grassPennisetum setaceum
Giant reed, Arundo donax
Joshua tree, Yucca brevifolia
Kelp forest species
Lyon’s pentachaeta, Pentachaeta lyonii
Marcescent dudleya, Dudleya cymosa ssp. marcescens
Nevin’s barberry, Berberis nevinii
Thread-leaved brodiaea, Brodiaea filifolia
Valley oak, Quercus lobata

Reptiles and Amphibians

American bullfrog, Lithobates catesbeianus
Arroyo toad, Anaxyrus californicus
California red-legged frog, Rana draytonii
Desert tortoise, Gopherus agassizii
Green sea turtle, Chelonia mydas
Pacific leatherback sea turtle, Dermochelys coriacea
Southern mountain yellow-legged frog, Rana muscosa
Western rattlesnake, Crotalus oreganus