following account covers only species that are known to occur in both North Korea and South Korea. For additional
Korean Peninsula endemics that are restricted to a single nation see
the individual country accounts.
Mammals unique to the peninsula include Kobayashi’s Serotine (IUCN Red List) and the Korean Red-backed Vole (Planet' Mammiferes).
amphibians include the Gold-spotted Pond Frog Pelophylax
the Korean Brown Frog Rana
and the Suwon Treefrog Hyla suweonensis (yangpakor).
Freshwater fish restricted to the Korean Peninsula include the Kumgang Fat Minnow Rhynchocypris kumgangensis (Korea Red List), the Korean Rose Bitterling Rhodeus uyekii (FishBase), the Korean Striped Bitterling Acheilognathus yamatsutae (Daemin Kim), the Korean Aucha Perch Coreoperca herzi (Daemin Kim), the Dark Sleeper Odontobutis interrupta (Daemin Kim), the Splendid Shiner Coreoleuciscus splendidus (FishBase), a gudgeon Gobiobotia macrocephala (FishBase), the Northern Loach Cobitis pacifica (NARIS), and the Korean Torrent Catfish Liobagrus andersoni (PlanetCatfish).
Insects known only from the Korean Peninsula include a dragonfly Asiagomphus coreanus (NARIS), the ground beetles Damaster constricticollis (NARIS) and Carabus semiopacus (Carabidae of the World), and a grasshopper Arcyptera coreana (Orthopteroids of Korea).
Vascular plants found nowhere else (DOAJ) include Iris koreana (SIGNA), the Korean Stewartia Stewartia koreana (NC State Univ.), a sedge Carex okamotoi (doopedia), and the Korean Necklace-pod Echinosophora koreensis (Flora of Korea). Endemic plant genera include the White Forsythia Abeliophyllum distichum (Asian Flora) and Hanabusaya asiatica (flickr).
Information on endemic Korean animals and plants can be found at (Species Korea). A book on the endemic species of Korea can be found at (me.go.kr pdf file).