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This is a list of the species that inhabit the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Except for researchers and volunteers living on Midway Atoll, Kure Atoll, and Tern Island, the leeward islands are uninhabited by people but home to at least 7000 species ranging from marine mammals, fish, sea turtles, birds and invertebrates. Many of these species are rare or endangered and at least 25% are endemic to the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. This list identifies which islands the species lives on, and whether the species is endemic to the NWHI.

Animals

Birds

Nihoa Necker French Frigate Shoals Gardner Pinnacles Laysan Lisianski Pearl and Hermes Midway Kure Endemic?
Laysan albatross YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Nihoa finch YesY Endemic
Blue noddy YesY YesY YesY YesY
Nihoa millerbird YesY Endemic
Red-footed booby YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Laysan finch YesY YesY Endemic
Brown noddy YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Laysan duck YesY YesY Endemic
Bristle-thighed curlew YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Pacific golden plover YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Grey-backed tern YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Ruddy turnstone YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Black-footed albatross YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Great frigatebird YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
White tern YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Short-tailed albatross YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Black noddy YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Wedge-tailed shearwater YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Brown booby YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Christmas shearwater YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Masked booby YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Sooty tern YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Bonin petrel YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY

Plants

Nihoa Necker French Frigate Shoals Gardner Pinnacles Laysan Lisianski Pearl and Hermes Midway Kure Endemic?
Amaranthus brownii YesY Endemic
Boerhavia repens YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Chenopodium oahuense YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Cyperus pennatiformis YesY Endemic
Cyperus polystachyos YesY YesY YesY YesY
Eragrostis paupera YesY YesY YesY YesY
Eragrostis variabilis YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Fimbristylis cymosa YesY YesY YesY YesY
Ipomoea indica YesY YesY YesY YesY
Ipomoea pes-caprae YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Portulaca lutea YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Pritchardia remota YesY Endemic
Pseudognaphalium sandwicensium YesY YesY
Schiedea verticillata YesY Endemic
Sesbania tomentosa YesY YesY
Sesuvium portulacastrum YesY YesY YesY YesY
Sicyos pachycarpus YesY YesY YesY YesY
Solanum nelsonii YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
Tribulus cistoides YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY YesY
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