Georgia Wildlife Resources Division
2070 U.S. Hwy. 278, SE, Social Circle, GA 30025
For other rare species data please see Introduction to rare species data .
The purpose of these profiles is to provide updated information on the identification, habitat use, distribution, ecology, and conservation of Georgia’s protected species and a selection of other rare species that are at risk but not legally protected. In addition to text, profiles may include photographs of organisms or habitats. Ultimately, we hope to include a range map or a link to a range map for all species. Click on a link below to view the accounts for each taxonomic group.
|Amphibians ||Birds ||Crayfishes |
|Dragonflies ||Fishes ||Mammals |
|Mussels and Snails ||Plants ||Reptiles |
Please note the log of editorial changes at the bottom of each profile, which will tell you when the information was last updated. While information on taxonomic characters and habitat requirements may be relatively static, information on conservation status may change often. It is our intent to update these accounts as new information becomes available. If you notice a significant error or omission in an account, please send a detailed email message here .
Jensen, J.B., and W.J. Humphries. 2007*. Species profile for Eastern Hellbender, Cryptobranchus alleganiensis alleganiensis. Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Accessed 25 March 2010. Available online at www.georgiawildlife.com/conservation.
* Use date of last update for publication year, which is listed at the bottom of each profile.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources. 2009. Rare species profiles. Available online at www.georgiawildlife.com/node/2223/. Accessed 7 October 2010.
Download Book: Protected Plants of Georgia (1995) 
Download Book: Protected Animals of Georgia (1999 text only) 
Chafin, L.G. 2007. Field guide to the rare plants of Georgia. The University of Georgia Press, Athens
Special thanks to all of the authors, reviewers, editors, and photographers for their contributions to this website. The images posted within the species profiles are for educational use and cannot be utilized for other purposes without permission of the photographer. The click on images posted above were contributed by J. Scott Altenbach (Rafinesque’s big-eared bat), Mark Dodd (loggerhead sea turtle), John Jensen (flatwoods salamander), Michel Elmore (Georgia Aster), Chris Lukhaup (Tallapoosa crayfish), David Neely (trispot darter), Brad Winn (American oystercatcher), and Jason Wisniewski (shinyrayed pocketbook).