Minister's response to species at risk assessments submitted by COSEWIC in 2014

Table 1: Terrestrial species (25) assessed by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada and eligible for an amendment to Schedule 1 or reclassification
Taxon Species Scientific Name Range Consultation Path
Species eligible for addition to Schedule 1 (16)
Endangered (4)
Vascular Plants Tweedy's Lewisia Lewisiopsis tweedyi BC Normal
Arthropods Oregon Branded Skipper Hesperia colorado oregonia BC Normal
Arthropods Gypsy Cuckoo Bumble Bee Bombus bohemicus YT NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL Normal
Amphibians Eastern Tiger Salamander (Prairie population) Ambystoma tigrinum MB Normal
Threatened (5)
Lichens Eastern Waterfan Peltigera hydrothyria QC NB NS Normal
Arthropods Audouin’s Night-stalking Tiger Beetle Omus audouini BC Normal
Arthropods Western Bumble Bee occidentalis subspecies Bombus occidentalis occidentalis BC AB SK Normal
Mammals Plains Bison Bison bison bison BC AB SK Extended
Vascular Plants Hare-footed Locoweed Oxytropis lagopus AB Normal
Special Concern (7)
Lichens Western Waterfan Peltigera gowardii BC Normal
Vascular Plants Nahanni Aster Symphyotrichum nahanniense NT Normal
Arthropods Western Bumble Bee mckayi subspecies Bombus occidentalis mckayi YT NT BC Normal
Amphibians Wandering Salamander Aneides vagrans BC Normal
Birds Grasshopper Sparrow, pratensis subspecies Ammodramus savannarum pratensis ON QC Normal
Birds Western Grebe Aechmophorus occidentalis BC AB SK MB Normal
Mammals WolverineNote1of Table 1 Gulo gulo YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NL Extended
Reclassifications: Up-list (4)
From Threatened to Endangered (3)
Arthropods Dakota Skipper Hesperia dacotae SK MB Normal
Mammals Caribou (Central Mountain population) Note2of Table 1 Rangifer tarandus BC AB Extended
Mammals Caribou (Southern Mountain population) Note2of Table 1 Rangifer tarandus BC Extended
From Special Concern to Threatened (1)
Vascular Plants Sweet Pepperbush Clethra alnifolia NS Normal
Reclassifications: Down-list (5)
From Endangered to Threatened (1)
Amphibians Rocky Mountain Tailed Frog Ascaphus montanus BC Normal
From Threatened to Special Concern (4)
Vascular Plants Water Pennywort Hydrocotyle umbellata NS Normal
Arthropods Mormon Metalmark (Prairie population) Apodemia mormo SK Normal
Mammals Caribou (Northern Mountain population) Note2of Table 1 Rangifer tarandus YT NT BC Extended
Mammals Wood Bison Bison bison athabascae YT NT BC AB MB Extended

 

 


Table 2: Terrestrial species (16) recently reassessed by COSEWIC (no consultations – species status confirmation)

Taxon Species Scientific Name Range Consultation Path
Status Confirmations (16)
Extirpated (1)
Amphibians Eastern Tiger Salamander (Carolinian population) Ambystoma tigrinum ON None; status confirmation
Endangered (9)
Arthropods Mormon Metalmark (Southern Mountain population) Apodemia mormo BC None; status confirmation
Arthropods Sand-verbena Moth Copablepharon fuscum BC None; status confirmation
Amphibians Small-mouthed Salamander Ambystoma texanum ON None; status confirmation
Birds Loggerhead Shrike Eastern subspecies Lanius ludovicianus ssp. ON QC None; status confirmation
Birds Piping Plover circumcinctus subspecies Charadrius melodus circumcinctus AB SK MB ON None; status confirmation
Birds Piping Plover melodus subspecies Charadrius melodus melodus QC NB PE NS NL None; status confirmation
Mammals Little Brown Myotis Myotis lucifugus YT NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL None; status confirmation
Mammals Northern Myotis Myotis septentrionalis YT NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NB PE NS NL None; status confirmation
Mammals Tri-colored Bat Perimyotis subflavus ON QC NB NS None; status confirmation
Threatened (4)
Amphibians Coastal Giant Salamander Dicamptodon tenebrosus BC None; status confirmation
Birds Loggerhead Shrike Prairie subspecies Lanius ludovicianus excubitorides AB SK MB None; status confirmation
Birds Short-tailed Albatross Phoebastria albatrus BC Pacific Ocean None; status confirmation
Molluscs Dromedary Jumping-slug Hemphillia dromedarius BC None; status confirmation
Special Concern (2)
Birds Harlequin Duck (Eastern population) Histrionicus histrionicus NU QC NB NS NL None; status confirmation
Reptiles Eastern Milksnake Lampropeltis triangulum ON QC None; status confirmation

 

Table 3: Aquatic species (8) assessed by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada with consultation to be conducted by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (eligible for addition to Schedule 1)
Taxon Species Scientific Name Range Consultation Path
Species eligible for addition to Schedule 1  (8)
Endangered (4)
Fishes (marine) Bocaccio Sebastes paucispinis Pacific Ocean Extended
Fishes (marine) White Hake (Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence population) Urophycis tenuis Atlantic Ocean Extended
Fishes (marine) Porbeagle Lamna nasus Atlantic Ocean Extended
Fishes (freshwater) Rainbow Trout (Athabasca River populations) Oncorhynchus mykiss AB Extended
Threatened (1)
Fishes (marine) White Hake (Atlantic and Northern Gulf of St. Lawrence population) Urophycis tenuis Atlantic Ocean Extended
Special Concern (3)
Fishes (freshwater) Unarmoured Threespine Stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus BC Extended
Fishes (freshwater) Giant Threespine Stickleback Gasterosteus aculeatus BC Extended
Fishes (freshwater) Cutlip Minnow Exoglossum maxillingua ON QC Normal

 

Table 4: Aquatic species (7) recently reassessed by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (species status confirmation)
Taxon Species Scientific Name Range Consultation Path
Status Confirmations (7)
Endangered (3)
Mammals (marine) North Atlantic Right Whale Eubalaena glacialis Atlantic Ocean None; status confirmation
Fishes (freshwater) Copper Redhorse Moxostoma hubbsi QC None; status confirmation
Molluscs           Round Pigtoe Pleurobema sintoxia ON None; status confirmation
Special Concern (4)
Fishes (freshwater) Green Sturgeon Acipenser medirostris BC Pacific Ocean None; status confirmation
Mammals (marine) Steller Sea Lion Eumetopias jubatus BC Pacific Ocean None; status confirmation
Molluscs Yellow Lampmussel Lampsilis cariosa NB NS None; status confirmation
Fishes (freshwater) Banded Killifish (Newfoundland populations) Fundulus diaphanus NL None; status confirmation

 

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