Animals of Connecticut
- The state bird is the American Robin.
- The state insect is the European Mantis.
- The state animal is the Sperm Whale.
- The state shellfish is the Eastern Oyster.
- The state fish is the American Shad.
- The state fossil is the Eubrontes giganteus.
Biodiversity[change | change source]
There are 599 Connecticut species listed as endangered, threatened or of special concern. These are 11 species of mammals, 50 species of birds, 11 species of reptiles, 7 species of amphibians, 7 species of fish, and 170 species of invertebrates.
Ancient life[change | change source]
List of native species[change | change source]
Sources appear below.
Annelids[change | change source]
- Ampharete arctica
- Capitella capitata
- Eteone lactea
- Glycera dibranchiata
- Alitta (Nereis) succinea
- Ophelia sp.
- Phyllodoce sp.
- Polydora sp.
- Scoloplos robustus
- Spio setosa
- Streblospio benedicti
- Syllidae sp.
Arthropods[change | change source]
Mollusks[change | change source]
- Acteocina canaliculata
- Gemma gemma
- Nassarius obsoletus
- Mulinia lateralis
- Mya arenaria
- Nucula sp.
- Periploma papyratium
- Retusa canaliculata
- Tellina agillis
Related pages[change | change source]
References[change | change source]
- "Endangered and Threatened Species Fact Sheets". CT.gov. Retrieved 3 July 2013. Italic or bold markup not allowed in:
- * Age of Dinosaurs Field Trip Archived 2005-06-12 at the Wayback Machine
- * Aspects of Connecticut's Physical Geography
- University of New Haven Student Projects - "Potential Impacts of the Proposed Galleria at Long Wharf on the Biological, Chemical, and Socioeconomic Aspects of the Local New Haven Environment" - Slide 7: Species List, by Sara Ignudo and Farah Refai, Fall 2000
More reading[change | change source]
- Aspects of Connecticut's Physical Geography
- Connecticut Audubon Society
- Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection - Natural Diversity Data Base Archived 2006-12-09 at the Wayback Machine
- Fishes of the Connecticut River Archived 2007-03-16 at the Wayback Machine
- The Flora and Fauna of Branford Archived 2007-01-18 at the Wayback Machine