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Species information is provided in one of two formats: a PDF, or a user-friendly species profile with tabbed webpages designed to include photos, sounds, sign, range maps, comments on management and research, and much more. Over time, the department plans to convert content from all PDF sources into species profiles.

Have fun learning about Alaska’s wildlife and their habitats.

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Scientific Name Common Name Link
Abarenicola pacifica Lugworm View PDF of Lugworm
Accipiter gentilis Northern Goshawk View Northern Goshawk Profile
Accipiter striatus Sharp-shinned Hawk View PDF of Sharp-shinned Hawk
Aegolius funereus Boreal Owl View Boreal Owl Profile
Alces alces Moose View Moose Profile
Alopex lagopus Arctic Fox View Arctic Fox Profile
Ambystoma gracile Northwestern Salamander View PDF of Northwestern Salamander
Ambystoma macrodactylum Long-toed Salamander View PDF of Long-toed Salamander
Ammodytes hexapterus Pacific Sand Lance View PDF of Pacific Sand Lance
Anoplopoma fimbria Sablefish View Sablefish Profile
Anser albifrons Greater White-fronted Goose View PDF of Greater White-fronted Goose
Aquila chrysaetos Golden Eagle View Golden Eagle Profile
Balaena mysticetus Bowhead Whale View PDF of Bowhead Whale
Balaenoptera acutorostrata Minke Whale View PDF of Minke Whale
Balaenoptera borealis Sei Whale View PDF of Sei Whale
Balaenoptera musculus Blue Whale View PDF of Blue Whale
Balaenoptera physalus Fin Whale View PDF of Fin Whale
Berardius bairdii Baird’s Beaked Whale View PDF of Baird’s Beaked Whale
Bison bison athabascae Wood Bison View Wood Bison Profile
Bison bison bison Plains Bison View Plains Bison Profile
Bonasa umbellus Ruffed Grouse View Ruffed Grouse Profile
Brachyramphus brevirostris Kittlitz's Murrelet View Kittlitz's Murrelet Profile
Brachyramphus marmoratus Marbled Murrelet View Marbled Murrelet Profile
Branta canadensis Canada Goose View PDF of Canada Goose
Bufo boreas Western Toad View Western Toad Profile
Calidris alpina Dunlin View PDF of Dunlin
Calidris canutus Red Knot View Red Knot Profile
Calidris ptilocnemis Rock Sandpiper View PDF of Rock Sandpiper
Callorhinus ursinus Northern Fur Seal View Northern Fur Seal Profile
Cancer magister/ syn. Metacarcinus magister Dungeness Crab View Dungeness Crab Profile
Canis latrans Coyote View Coyote Profile
Canis lupus Wolf View Wolf Profile
Caretta caretta Loggerhead Sea Turtle View Loggerhead Sea Turtle Profile
Castor canadensis Beaver View Beaver Profile
Catostomus catostomus Longnose Sucker View PDF of Longnose Sucker
Cervus elaphus roosevelti Roosevelt Elk View Roosevelt Elk Profile
Charadrius semipalmatus Semipalmated Plover View PDF of Semipalmated Plover
Chelonia mydas Green Sea Turtle View Green Sea Turtle Profile
Chen canagica Emperor Goose View PDF of Emperor Goose
Chionoecetes bairdi and C. opilio Tanner Crab View Tanner Crab Profile
Cinclus mexicanus American Dipper View American Dipper Profile
Clethrionomys gapperi Southern Red-backed Vole View PDF of Southern Red-backed Vole
Clupea pallasii Pacific Herring View Pacific Herring Profile
Coregonus autumnalis Arctic Cisco View Arctic Cisco Profile
Coregonus laurettae Bering Cisco View Bering Cisco Profile
Coregonus nasus Broad Whitefish View Broad Whitefish Profile
Corvus corax Common Raven View Common Raven Profile
Cottus cognatus Slimy Sculpin View PDF of Slimy Sculpin
Couesius plumbeus Lake Chub View PDF of Lake Chub
Cryptochiton stelleri Gumboot Chiton View PDF of Gumboot Chiton
Cygnus buccinator Trumpeter Swan View Trumpeter Swan Profile
Cygnus columbianus Tundra Swan View PDF of Tundra Swan
Dallia pectoralis Alaska Blackfish View PDF of Alaska Blackfish
Delphinapterus leucas Beluga Whale View Beluga Whale Profile
Dendragapus fuliginosus Sooty Grouse View Sooty Grouse Profile
Dermochelys coriacea Leatherback Sea Turtle View Leatherback Sea Turtle Profile
Dicrostonyx groenlandicus Northern Collared Lemming View Northern Collared Lemming Profile
Enhydra lutris kenyoni Northern Sea Otter View Northern Sea Otter Profile
Erethizon dorsatum North American Porcupine View North American Porcupine Profile
Erignathus barbatus Bearded Seal View Bearded Seal Profile
Eschrichtius robustus Gray Whale View Gray Whale Profile
Esox lucius Northern Pike View Northern Pike Profile
Eubalaena japonica North Pacific Right Whale View North Pacific Right Whale Profile
Eumetopias jubatus Steller Sea Lion View Steller Sea Lion Profile
Falcipennis canadensis Spruce Grouse View PDF of Spruce Grouse
Fratercula cirrhata Tufted Puffin View PDF of Tufted Puffin
Fratercula corniculata Horned Puffin View PDF of Horned Puffin
Gasterosteus aculeatus Threespine Stickleback View PDF of Threespine Stickleback
Gavia adamsii Yellow-billed Loon View Yellow-billed Loon Profile
Gavia pacifica Pacific Loon View PDF of Pacific Loon
Glaucomys sabrinus yukonensis Northern Flying Squirrel View Northern Flying Squirrel Profile
Grus canadensis Sandhill Crane View Sandhill Crane Profile
Gulo gulo Wolverine View Wolverine Profile
Haliaeetus leucocephalus Bald Eagle View Bald Eagle Profile
Haliotis kamtschatkana Pinto Abalone View Pinto Abalone Profile
Hippoglossus stenolepis Pacific Halibut View Pacific Halibut Profile
Histrionicus histrionicus Harlequin Duck View Harlequin Duck Profile
Katharina tunicata Black Katy Chiton View PDF of Black Katy Chiton
Lagenorhynchus obliquidens Pacific White-sided Dolphin View Pacific White-sided Dolphin Profile
Lagopus lagopus Willow Ptarmigan View Willow Ptarmigan Profile
Lagopus leucura White-tailed Ptarmigan View PDF of White-tailed Ptarmigan
Lagopus muta Rock Ptarmigan View Rock Ptarmigan Profile
Lamna ditropis Salmon Shark View Salmon Shark Profile
Lampetra ayresii River Lamprey View River Lamprey Profile
Lampetra camtschatica Arctic Lamprey View Arctic Lamprey Profile
Lampetra tridentata Pacific Lamprey View Pacific Lamprey Profile
Larus glaucescens Glaucous-winged Gull View PDF of Glaucous-winged Gull
Lasionycteris noctivagans Silver-haired Bat View Silver-haired Bat Profile
Lepidochelys olivacea Olive Ridley Sea Turtle View Olive Ridley Sea Turtle Profile
Lepus americanus Snowshoe Hare View Snowshoe Hare Profile
Lepus othus Alaska Hare View Alaska Hare Profile
Lithodes aequispinus Golden King Crab View Golden King Crab Profile
Littorina sitkana Sitka Periwinkle View PDF of Sitka Periwinkle
Lota lota Burbot View Burbot Profile
Lutra canadensis River Otter View River Otter Profile
Lynx Canadensis Lynx View Lynx Profile
Macoma balthica Baltic Macoma View PDF of Baltic Macoma
Mallotus villosus Capelin View PDF of Capelin
Marmota broweri Alaska Marmot View Alaska Marmot Profile
Marmota caligata Hoary Marmot View Hoary Marmot Profile
Marmota monax Woodchuck View Woodchuck Profile
Martes americana American Marten View American Marten Profile
Martes caurina Pacific Marten View Pacific Marten Profile
Megaptera novaeangliae Humpback Whale View Humpback Whale Profile
Melospiza melodia Song Sparrow View PDF of Song Sparrow
Mesoplodon stejnegeri Stejneger’s Beaked Whale View PDF of Stejneger’s Beaked Whale
Microtus pennsylvanicus Meadow Vole View Meadow Vole Profile
Mustela erminea Ermine View Ermine Profile
Myodes rutilus Northern Red-backed Vole View Northern Red-backed Vole Profile
Myotis keenii Keen's Myotis View Keen's Myotis Profile
Myotis lucifugus Little Brown Bat View Little Brown Bat Profile
Neovison vison American Mink View American Mink Profile
Numenius borealis Eskimo Curlew View Eskimo Curlew Profile
Ochotona collaris Collared Pika View Collared Pika Profile
Odobenus rosmarus divergens Pacific Walrus View Pacific Walrus Profile
Odocoileus hemionus sitkensis Sitka Black-tailed Deer View Sitka Black-tailed Deer Profile
Oeneis alpina Eskimo Arctic View PDF of Eskimo Arctic
Oncorhynchus clarkii Cutthroat Trout View Cutthroat Trout Profile
Oncorhynchus gorbuscha Pink Salmon View Pink Salmon Profile
Oncorhynchus keta Chum Salmon View Chum Salmon Profile
Oncorhynchus kisutch Coho Salmon View Coho Salmon Profile
Oncorhynchus mykiss Steelhead / Rainbow Trout View Steelhead / Rainbow Trout Profile
Oncorhynchus nerka Sockeye Salmon View Sockeye Salmon Profile
Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Chinook Salmon View Chinook Salmon Profile
Ondatra zibethicus Muskrat View Muskrat Profile
Ophiodon elongatus Lingcod View Lingcod Profile
Orcinus orca Killer Whale View Killer Whale Profile
Oreamnos americanus Mountain Goat View Mountain Goat Profile
Osmerus mordax Rainbow Smelt View Rainbow Smelt Profile
Ovibos moschatus Muskox View Muskox Profile
Ovis dalli dalli Dall Sheep View Dall Sheep Profile
Pandalopsis dispar Sidestriped Shrimp View Sidestriped Shrimp Profile
Pandalus borealis Northern Shrimp View Northern Shrimp Profile
Pandalus hypsinotis Coonstripe Shrimp View Coonstripe Shrimp Profile
Pandalus platyceros Spot Shrimp View Spot Shrimp Profile
Pandion haliaetus Osprey View Osprey Profile
Panopea generosa Geoduck Clam View Geoduck Clam Profile
Paralithodes camtschaticus Red King Crab View Red King Crab Profile
Paralithodes platypus Blue King Crab View Blue King Crab Profile
Parastichopus californicus Red Sea Cucumber View Red Sea Cucumber Profile
Parus atricapillus Black-capped Chickadee View Black-capped Chickadee Profile
Parus hudsonicus Boreal Chickadee View Boreal Chickadee Profile
Parus rufescens Chestnut-backed Chickadee View Chestnut-backed Chickadee Profile
Patinopecten caurinus Weathervane Scallop View Weathervane Scallop Profile
Percopsis omiscomaycus Trout-perch View PDF of Trout-perch
Phalaropus lobatus Red-necked Phalarope View PDF of Red-necked Phalarope
Phoca fasciata Ribbon Seal View PDF of Ribbon Seal
Phoca hispida Ringed Seal View Ringed Seal Profile
Phoca largha Spotted Seal View PDF of Spotted Seal
Phoca vitulina Harbor Seal View Harbor Seal Profile
Phocoena phocoena Harbor Porpoise View Harbor Porpoise Profile
Phocoenoides dalli Dall's Porpoise View Dall's Porpoise Profile
Phoebastria albatrus Short-tailed Albatross View Short-tailed Albatross Profile
Phoebastria nigripes Black-footed Albatross View Black-footed Albatross Profile
Pholis laeta Crescent Gunnel View PDF of Crescent Gunnel
Physeter macrocephalus Sperm Whale View PDF of Sperm Whale
Picoides villosus Hairy Woodpecker View PDF of Hairy Woodpecker
Pleurogrammus monopterygius Atka Mackerel View Atka Mackerel Profile
Pluvialus dominica Lesser Golden Plover View PDF of Lesser Golden Plover
Pluvialus squatarola Black-bellied Plover View PDF of Black-bellied Plover
Poecile cinctus Gray-headed Chickadee View Gray-headed Chickadee Profile
Polysticta stelleri Steller's Eider View Steller's Eider Profile
Prosopium coulteri Pygmy Whitefish View PDF of Pygmy Whitefish
Protothaca stamineais Littleneck Clam View Littleneck Clam Profile
Pungitius pungitius Ninespine Stickleback View PDF of Ninespine Stickleback
R.t. saintnicolas magicalus Santa's Reindeer View Santa's Reindeer Profile
Rana luteiventris Columbia Spotted Frog View Columbia Spotted Frog Profile
Rana sylvatica Wood Frog View PDF of Wood Frog
Rangifer tarandus granti Caribou View Caribou Profile
Sagitta elegans Arrow Worm View PDF of Arrow Worm
Salvelinus alpinus Arctic Char View Arctic Char Profile
Salvelinus malma Dolly Varden View Dolly Varden Profile
Salvelinus namaycush Lake Trout View Lake Trout Profile
Sebastes melonops Black Rockfish View Black Rockfish Profile
Sebastes ruberrimus Yelloweye Rockfish View Yelloweye Rockfish Profile
Siliqua patula Razor Clam View Razor Clam Profile
Somateria fischeri Spectacled Eider View Spectacled Eider Profile
Somateria spectabilis King Eider View PDF of King Eider
Somatochlora sahlbergi Treeline Emerald View PDF of Treeline Emerald
Sorex alaskanus Glacier Bay Water Shrew View PDF of Glacier Bay Water Shrew
Spermophilus parryii Arctic Ground Squirrel View Arctic Ground Squirrel Profile
Sphyrapicus ruber Red-breasted Sapsucker View PDF of Red-breasted Sapsucker
Spirinchus thaleichthys Longfin Smelt View Longfin Smelt Profile
Stenodus leucichthys Sheefish View Sheefish Profile
Strix nebulosa Great Gray Owl View PDF of Great Gray Owl
Strongylocentrotus franciscanus Red Sea Urchin View Red Sea Urchin Profile
Stygobromus quatsinensis Cave-dwelling Amphipod View PDF of Cave-dwelling Amphipod
Surnia ulula Northern Hawk Owl View PDF of Northern Hawk Owl
Tamiasciurus hudsonicus Red Squirrel View Red Squirrel Profile
Taricha granulosa Roughskin Newt View Roughskin Newt Profile
Thaleichthys pacificus Eulachon View Eulachon Profile
Theragra chalcogramma Walleye Pollock View Walleye Pollock Profile
Thymallus arcticus Arctic Grayling View Arctic Grayling Profile
Tympanuchus phasianellus Sharp-tailed Grouse View Sharp-tailed Grouse Profile
Ursus americanus Black Bear View Black Bear Profile
Ursus arctos Brown Bear View Brown Bear Profile
Ursus maritimus Polar Bear View Polar Bear Profile
Vulpes vulpes Red Fox View Red Fox Profile
Zaprora silenus Prowfish View PDF of Prowfish
Ziphius cavirostris Cuvier’s Beaked Whale View PDF of Cuvier’s Beaked Whale
Zonotrichia leucophrys White-crowned Sparrow View PDF of White-crowned Sparrow
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