The Magazine Mountain Shagreen thrives, other species at risk 

The Magazine Mountain Shagreen, a tiny snail found only on Magazine Mountain, is speeding — relatively speaking — toward a historic achievement. It is about to become the first invertebrate ever removed from the federal list of endangered species.

The Shagreen was placed on the list in 1989. Now, according to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the shagreen population is stable, threats to its survival have been eliminated or reduced, and adequate regulatory protection is in place. In the matter of "regulatory protection," the shagreen chose its home wisely. The highest point in Arkansas, at a height of 2,753 feet, Magazine Mountain is owned by the U.S. Forest Service, which has designated the mountain as a Special Interest Area to protect the shagreen and its habitat. The Arkansas Parks and Tourism Department has a long-term lease for the state park atop the mountain.

But other species found in Arkansas, or once found in Arkansas, remain on the endangered list. These include, according to U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:


Ozark Hellbender


Interior Least Tern

Ivory Billed Woodpecker 

Red Cockaded Woodpecker

Whooping Crane


Benton County Cave Crayfish

Hell Creek Cave Crayfish


Arkansas darter

Yellowcheek darter


American Burying Beetle


Gray Bat

Florida Panther (presumed extinct in Arkansas)

Indiana Bat

Ozark Big-Eared Bat


Curtis Pearlymussel


Fat Pocketbook

Ouachita Rock Pocketbook

Pallid Sturgeon

Pink Mucket

Scaleshell Mussel


Speckled Pocketbook


Winged Mapleleaf




Running Buffalo Clover



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