Minister's response to Species at Risk assessments submitted by COSEWIC in 2013

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Table 1: Terrestrial Species Recently Assessed by Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada Eligible for Addition to Schedule 1 or Reclassification
Taxon Species Scientific Name Range Consultation Path
Endangered (4)
Vascular Plants Hairy Braya Braya pilosa NT Normal
Arthropods Mottled Duskywing (Boreal population) Erynnis martialis MB Normal
Arthropods Mottled Duskywing (Great Lakes Plains population) Erynnis martialis ON QC Normal
Arthropods Riverine Clubtail (Great Lakes Plains population) Stylurus amnicola ON Normal
Threatened (6)
Vascular Plants Silky Beach Pea Lathyrus littoralis BC Normal
Vascular Plants Spiked Saxifrage Micranthes spicata YT None required. COSEWIC plans to reassess in near future.
Arthropods Gibson’s Big Sand Tiger Beetle Cicindela formosa gibsoni AB SK Normal
Arthropods Island Tiger Moth Grammia complicata BC Normal
Birds Bank Swallow Riparia riparia YT NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL Normal
Birds Wood Thrush Hylocichla mustelina ON QC NB NS Normal
Special Concern (6)
Arthropods Georgia Basin Bog Spider Gnaphosa snohomish BC Normal
Arthropods Greenish-white Grasshopper Hypochlora alba AB SK MB Normal
Molluscs Haida Gwaii Slug Staala gwaii BC Normal
Amphibians Western Tiger Salamander (Prairie / Boreal population) 1 Ambystoma mavortium AB SK MB Normal
Birds Eastern Wood-pewee Contopus virens SK MB ON QC NB NS PE Normal
Mammals American Badger taxus subspecies Taxidea taxus taxus AB SK MB ON Normal
Up-lists From Threatened to Endangered (3)
Vascular Plants Fernald’s Braya Braya fernaldii NL Normal
Vascular Plants Plymouth Gentian Sabatia kennedyana NS Normal
Reptiles Massasauga (Carolinian population) 2 Sistrurus catenatus ON Normal
Down-lists From Threatened to Special Concern (2)
Vascular Plants Crooked-stem Aster Symphyotrichum prenanthoides ON Normal
Reptiles Eastern Musk Turtle Sternotherus odoratus ON QC Normal

1 The Tiger Salamander was formerly considered by COSEWIC as three populations. In November 2012, COSEWIC split it into the Western Tiger Salamander and the Eastern Tiger Salamander, each with two populations. The two populations of the Western Tiger Salamander were assessed in November 2012. The assessment of one of the two populations of the Eastern Tiger Salamander was deferred; therefore, the report for the Eastern Tiger Salamander will be presented to the Minister at a later time.

2Currently listed on Schedule 1 as a single species. Re-assessed in November 2012 and split into two populations.


 

Table 2: Terrestrial Species Recently Reassessed by Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (No Consultations – Species Status Confirmation)
Taxon Species Scientific Name Range Consultation Path
Extirpated (1)
Molluscs Puget Oregonian Cryptomastix devia BC None; status confirmation
Endangered (11)
Vascular Plants Pink Coreopsis Coreopsis rosea NS None; status confirmation
Vascular Plants Slender Bush-clover Lespedeza virginica ON None; status confirmation
Arthropods Five-spotted Bogus Yucca Moth Prodoxus quinquepunctellus AB None; status confirmation
Arthropods Non-pollinating Yucca Moth Tegeticula corruptrix AB None; status confirmation
Arthropods Yucca Moth Tegeticula yuccasella AB None; status confirmation
Molluscs Oregon Forestsnail Allogona townsendiana BC None; status confirmation
Amphibians Western Tiger Salamander (Southern Mountain population) 1 Ambystoma mavortium BC None; status confirmation
Birds Northern Bobwhite Colinus virginianus ON None; status confirmation
Mammals American Badger jacksoni subspecies Taxidea taxus jacksoni ON None; status confirmation
Mammals American Badger jeffersonii subspecies (Eastern population) 2 Taxidea taxus jeffersonii BC None; status confirmation
Mammals American Badger jeffersonii subspecies (Western population) 2 Taxidea taxus jeffersonii BC None; status confirmation
Threatened (6)
Vascular Plants Soapweed Yucca glauca AB SK None; status confirmation
Arthropods Dun Skipper vestris subspecies Euphyes vestris vestris BC None; status confirmation
Reptiles Eastern Ribbonsnake (Atlantic population) Thamnophis sauritus NS None; status confirmation
Reptiles Great Basin Gophersnake Pituophis catenifer deserticola BC None; status confirmation
Reptiles Massasauga (Great Lakes / St. Lawrence population) 3 Sistrurus catenatus ON None; status confirmation
Birds Northern Goshawk laingi subspecies Accipiter gentilis laingi BC None; status confirmation
Special Concern (5)
Molluscs Warty Jumping-slug Hemphillia glandulosa BC None; status confirmation
Amphibians Western Toad (Calling population) 3 Anaxyrus boreas BC AB None; status confirmation
Amphibians Western Toad (Non-calling population) 3 Anaxyrus boreas YT NT BC AB None; status confirmation
Reptiles Eastern Ribbonsnake (Great Lakes population) Thamnophis sauritus ON QC None; status confirmation
Reptiles Northern Map Turtle Graptemys geographica ON QC None; status confirmation

1 The Tiger Salamander was formerly considered by COSEWIC as three populations. In November 2012, COSEWIC split it into the Western Tiger Salamander and the Eastern Tiger Salamander, each with two populations. The two populations of the Western Tiger Salamander were assessed in November 2012. The assessment of one of the two populations of the Eastern Tiger Salamander was deferred; therefore, the report for the Eastern Tiger Salamander will be presented to the Minister at a later time.
2Currently listed on Schedule 1 as a single subspecies. Subspecies re-assessed in November 2012 and split into two populations.
3Currently listed on Schedule 1 as a single species. Re-assessed in November 2012 and split into two populations.
 


Table 3: Aquatic species recently assessed or reassessed by Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada with consultation conducted by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (eligible for addition to Schedule 1 or reclassification)

Taxon Species Scientific Name Range Consultation Path
Endangered (4)
Fishes Cusk Brosme brosme Atlantic Ocean Extended
Molluscs Lilliput Toxolasma parvum ON Extended
Fishes Striped Bass (Bay of Fundy population) Morone saxatilis NB NS Atlantic Ocean Extended
Fishes White Sturgeon (Upper Fraser River population) 1 Acipenser transmontanus BC Extended
Threatened (3)
Fishes Bull Trout (Saskatchewan - Nelson Rivers populations) Salvelinus confluentus AB Extended
Molluscs Threehorn Wartyback Obliquaria reflexa ON Extended
Fishes White Sturgeon (Lower Fraser River population) Acipenser transmontanus BC Extended
Special Concern (4)
Fishes Bull Trout (South Coast British Columbia populations) Salvelinus confluentus BC Extended
Fishes Bull Trout (Western Arctic populations) Salvelinus confluentus YT NT BC AB Extended
Fishes Eulachon (Nass / Skeena Rivers population) Thaleichthys pacificus BC
Pacific Ocean
Extended
Fishes Striped Bass (Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence population) Morone saxatilis QC NB PE NS Atlantic Ocean Extended
Down-lists from Extirpated to Endangered (1)
Fishes Striped Bass (St. Lawrence River population) 2 Morone saxatilis QC Atlantic Ocean Normal
Down-lists from Endangered to Threatened (2)
Fishes Pugnose Shiner Notropis anogenus ON Normal
Fishes Salish Sucker Catostomus sp. cf. catostomus BC Extended

1 A wildlife species of this name is currently listed on Schedule 1. This newly-assessed unit now includes two population units that were not included in the earlier entity.
2 The wildlife species was reclassified to Endangered from Extirpated because of a successful reintroduction.


 

Table 4: Aquatic species recently reassessed by Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (species status confirmation)


Taxon
Common Name (population) Scientific Name Range Consultation Path
Endangered (5)
Molluscs Kidneyshell Ptychobranchus fasciolaris ON None; status confirmation
Molluscs Round Hickorynut Obovaria subrotunda ON None; status confirmation
Mammals Sei Whale (Pacific population) Balaenoptera borealis Atlantic Ocean None; status confirmation
Fishes White Sturgeon (Upper Columbia River population) Acipenser transmontanus BC None; status confirmation
Fishes White Sturgeon (Upper Kootenay River population) Acipenser transmontanus BC None; status confirmation
Threatened (2)
Fishes Northern Wolffish Anarhichas denticulatus Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean None; status confirmation
Fishes Spotted Wolffish Anarhichas minor Arctic Ocean Atlantic Ocean None; status confirmation
Special Concern (2)
Fishes Atlantic Wolffish Anarhichas lupus Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean None; status confirmation
Fishes Bridle Shiner Notropis bifrenatus ON QC None; status confirmation

 

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