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The Minister of the Environment's Response to Species at Risk Assessments Submitted by COSEWIC in 2010

Table 1: Terrestrial species recently assessed by COSEWIC eligible for addition to Schedule 1 or reclassification
StatusTaxonSpeciesScientific NameRangeConsultation Path
EndangeredArthropodsBert's Predaceous Diving BeetleSanfilippodytes bertaeABNormal
EndangeredArthropodsBogbean BuckmothHemileuca sp.ONNormal
EndangeredArthropodsLaura's ClubtailStylurus lauraeONNormal
EndangeredArthropodsNorthern Barrens Tiger BeetleCicindela patruelaON QCNormal
EndangeredArthropodsRusty-patched Bumble BeeBombus affinisON QCNormal
EndangeredArthropodsWallis' Dark Saltflat Tiger BeetleCicindela parowana wallisiBCNormal
EndangeredLichensPale-bellied Frost LichenPhysconia subpallidaONNormal
EndangeredLichensVole EarsErioderma mollissimumNB NS NLNormal
EndangeredVascular PlantsCoast ManrootMarah oreganusBCNormal
EndangeredVascular PlantsFour-leaved MilkweedAsclepias quadrifoliaONNormal
EndangeredVascular PlantsVictoria's Owl-cloverCastilleja victoriaeBCNormal
EndangeredVascular PlantsVirginia MallowSida hermaphroditaONNormal
EndangeredVascular PlantsWhitebark PinePinus albicaulisBC ABNormal
ThreatenedBirdsBicknell's ThrushCatharus bicknelliQC NB NSNormal
ThreatenedBirdsBobolinkDolichonyx oryzivorusBC AB SK MB ON QC NB PEI NS NLNormal
ThreatenedBirdsChestnut-collared LongspurCalcarius ornatusAB SK MBNormal
Special ConcernLichensOldgrowth Specklebelly LichenPseudocyphellaria rainierensisBCNormal
Special ConcernMolluscsThreaded VertigoNearctula sp.BCNormal
Up-list from Special Concern to ThreatenedBirdsLewis's WoodpeckerMelanerpes lewisBCNormal
Up-list from Threatened to EndangeredAmphibiansFowler’s ToadAnaxyrus fowleriONNormal
Up-list from Threatened to EndangeredReptilesQueensnakeRegina septemvittataONNormal
Down-list from Threatened to Special ConcernVascular PlantsRedrootLachnanthes carolinianaNSNormal
Down-list from Threatened to Special ConcernVascular PlantsTubercled Spike-rushEleocharis tuberculosaNSNormal
Down-list from Threatened to Special ConcernVascular PlantsWestern Blue FlagIris missouriensisABNormal
Down-list from Endangered to ThreatenedMammalsSwift FoxVulpes veloxAB SKNormal


Table 2: Terrestrial species recently reassessed by COSEWIC (species status confirmation)
StatusTaxonSpeciesScientific nameRangeConsultation Path
ExtirpatedArthropodsFrosted ElfinCallophrys irusONNone; status confirmation
ExtirpatedArthropodsIsland MarbleEuchloe ausonides insulanusBCNone; status confirmation
ExtirpatedArthropodsKarner BlueLycaeides melissa samuelisONNone; status confirmation
ExtirpatedBirdsGreater Prairie-ChickenTympanuchus cupidoAB SK MB ONNone; status confirmation
EndangeredBirdsAcadian FlycatcherEmpidonax virescensONNone; status confirmation
EndangeredBirdsEskimo CurlewNumenius borealisYK NT NU AB SK MB ON QC NB PEI NS NLNone; status confirmation
EndangeredBirdsMountain PloverCharadrius montanusAB SKNone; status confirmation
EndangeredBirdsWhooping CraneGrus americanaNT AB SK MBNone; status confirmation
EndangeredMossesRigid Apple MossBartramia strictaBCNone; status confirmation
EndangeredReptilesSharp-tailed SnakeContia tenuisBCNone; status confirmation
EndangeredVascular PlantsCucumber TreeMagnolia acuminataONNone; status confirmation
EndangeredVascular PlantsEastern Mountain AvensGeum peckiiNSNone; status confirmation
EndangeredVascular PlantsEastern Prickly Pear CactusOpuntia humifusaONNone; status confirmation
EndangeredVascular PlantsPink MilkwortPolygala incarnataONNone; status confirmation
EndangeredVascular PlantsVirginia Goat's-rueTephrosia virginianaONNone; status confirmation
ThreatenedBirdsSprague’s PipitAnthus spragueiiAB SK MBNone; status confirmation
ThreatenedVascular PlantsDense Blazing StarLiatris spicataONNone; status confirmation
Special ConcernAmphibiansGreat Plains ToadAnaxyrus cognatusAB SK MBNone; status confirmation
Special ConcernArthropodsMonarchDanaus plexippusBC AB SK MB ON QC NB PEI NSNone; status confirmation
Special ConcernBirdsFlammulated OwlOtus flammeolusBCNone; status confirmation
Special ConcernBirdsSavannah Sparrow princeps subspeciesPasserculus sandwichensis princepsNSNone; status confirmation
Special ConcernBirdsYellow RailCoturnicops noveboracensisNT BC AB SK MB ON QC NBNone; status confirmation


Table 3: Aquatic species recently assessed or reassessed by COSEWIC with consultation conducted by Fisheries and Oceans Canada (eligible for addition to Schedule 1 or reclassification)
StatusTaxonSpeciesScientific NameRangeConsultation Path
EndangeredFishesAtlantic Cod
(Laurentian North population)
Gadus morhuaAtlantic OceanExtended
EndangeredFishesAtlantic Cod
(Newfoundland & Labrador population)
Gadus morhuaAtlantic OceanExtended
EndangeredFishesAtlantic Cod
(Laurentian South population)
Gadus morhuaAtlantic OceanExtended
EndangeredFishesAtlantic Cod
(Southern population)
Gadus morhuaAtlantic OceanExtended
EndangeredFishesDeepwater Redfish
(Gulf of St. Lawrence/ Laurentian Channel population)
Sebastes mentellaAtlantic OceanExtended
EndangeredReptilesLoggerhead Sea TurtleCaretta carettaAtlantic OceanExtended
ThreatenedFishesAcadian Redfish
(Atlantic population)
Sebastes fasciatusAtlantic OceanExtended
ThreatenedFishesDeepwater Redfish (Northern population)Sebastes mentellaAtlantic OceanExtended
ThreatenedFishesQuillback RockfishSebastes maligerPacific OceanExtended
ThreatenedFishesUmatilla DaceRhinichthys umatillaBCExtended
ThreatenedFishesYellowmouth RockfishSebastes reediPacific OceanExtended
ThreatenedMolluscsAtlantic Mud-piddockBarnea truncataAtlantic OceanNormal
Special ConcernFishesAcadian Redfish
(Bonne Bay population)
Sebastes fasciatusAtlantic OceanExtended
Special ConcernFishesAtlantic Cod
(Arctic Lakes population)
Gadus morhuaNUExtended
Special ConcernFishesBasking Shark
(Atlantic population)
Cetorhinus maximusAtlantic OceanExtended
Special ConcernFishesDarkblotched RockfishSebastes crameriPacific OceanExtended
Special ConcernFishesRocky Mountain Sculpin (Westslope populations)Cottus sp.BCExtended
Special ConcernFishesSpiny Dogfish
(Atlantic population)
Squalus acanthiasAtlantic OceanExtended
Down-list from Threatened to Special ConcernMolluscsWavy-rayed LampmusselLampsilis fasciolaONNormal


Table 4: Aquatic species recently reassessed by COSEWIC (species status confirmations)
StatusTaxonSpeciesScientific nameRangeConsultation Path
ExtirpatedMammalsGrey Whale
(Atlantic population)
Eschrichtius robustusAtlantic OceanNone; status confirmation
ExtirpatedMolluscsDwarf WedgemusselAlasmidonta heterodonNBNone; status confirmation
EndangeredFishesPaxton Lake Benthic Threespine SticklebackGasterosteus aculeatusBCNone; status confirmation
EndangeredFishesPaxton Lake Limnetic Threespine SticklebackGasterosteus aculeatusBCNone; status confirmation
EndangeredFishesVananda Creek Benthic Threespine SticklebackGasterosteus aculeatusBCNone; status confirmation
EndangeredFishesVananda Creek Limnetic Threespine SticklebackGasterosteus aculeatusBCNone; status confirmation
EndangeredFishesWestern Brook Lamprey (Morrison Creek population)Lampetra richardsoniBCNone; status confirmation
EndangeredMolluscsNorthern RiffleshellEpioblasma torulosa rangianaONNone; status confirmation
EndangeredMolluscsRayed BeanVillosa fabalisONNone; status confirmation
ThreatenedFishesCoastrange Sculpin (Cultus population)Cottus aleuticusBCNone; status confirmation
ThreatenedFishesEastern Sand Darter (Ontario populations)Ammocrypta pellucidaONNone; status confirmation
ThreatenedFishesEastern Sand Darter (Quebec populations)Ammocrypta pellucidaQCNone; status confirmation