Biscayne National Park Mammals

The following species are documented as being present in Biscayne National Park. Here they have been sorted alphabetically by common name. The list is not exhaustive, and documented sightings of species not on this list are welcome. Submit your sightings to

Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphin, Tursiops truncatus

Black Rat/Roof Rat, Rattus rattus

Bobcat, Lynx rufus

Brazilian free-tailed bat, Tadarida brasiliensis

Cotton Mouse, Peromyscus gossypinus

Finback Whale, Balaenoptera physalus

Gray Fox, Vulpes vulpes

Gray Squirrel, Sciurus carolinensis

Hispid Cotton Rat, Sigmodon hispidus

Humpback Whale, Megaptera novaengliae

Key Largo Cotton Mouse, Peromyscus gossypinus allpaticola

Key Largo Woodrat, Neotoma floridana smalli

Least Shrew, Cryptotis parva

Marsh Rabbit, Sylvilagus palustris

Mexican Red-bellied Squirrel, Sciurus aureogaster

Oppossum, Dideophis virginiana

Raccoon, Procyan lotor

Right Whale, Balaena glacialis

River Otter, Lutra canadensis

Sei Whale, Balaenoptera borealis

Seminole Bat, Lasiurus seminolus

Southern Flying Squirrel, Glaucomys volans

Sperm Whale, Physeter macrocephalus

Striped Skunk, Mephitis mephitis

Virginia Opossom, Didelphis virginiana

Wagner's mastiff-bat, Eumops glaucinus

West Indian Manatee, Trichechus manatus

White-tailed Deer, Odocoileus virginianus

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