ENDANGERED SPECIES ACT PROFILE

PROTECTION STATUS: Endangered

PETITIONED: Candidate since 1985, petitioned 2004

YEAR LISTED: 2014

CRITICAL HABITAT: Proposed

RECOVERY PLAN: None

RANGE: Areas at elevations ranging from about 5.5�15.8 feet, exclusively along the Miami Rock Ridge in Miami-Dade County outside Everglades National Park

THREATS: Habitat loss, fragmentation due to development of habitat to agricultural and urban land uses, insufficient fire management, climate change, sea-level rise

POPULATION TREND: This species is in decline.

 

Photo by Roger L. Hammer