The Minister of the Environment'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
TaxonSpeciesScientific NameRangeConsultation Path
Endangered (4)
Vascular PlantsHairy BrayaBraya pilosaNTNormal
ArthropodsMottled Duskywing (Boreal population)Erynnis martialisMBNormal
ArthropodsMottled Duskywing (Great Lakes Plains population)Erynnis martialisON QCNormal
ArthropodsRiverine Clubtail (Great Lakes Plains population)Stylurus amnicolaONNormal
Threatened (6)
Vascular PlantsSilky Beach PeaLathyrus littoralisBCNormal
Vascular PlantsSpiked SaxifrageMicranthes spicataYTNone required. COSEWIC plans to reassess in near future.
ArthropodsGibson’s Big Sand Tiger BeetleCicindela formosa gibsoniAB SKNormal
ArthropodsIsland Tiger MothGrammia complicataBCNormal
BirdsBank SwallowRiparia ripariaYT NT BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NLNormal
BirdsWood ThrushHylocichla mustelinaON QC NB NSNormal
Special Concern (6)
ArthropodsGeorgia Basin Bog SpiderGnaphosa snohomishBCNormal
ArthropodsGreenish-white GrasshopperHypochlora albaAB SK MBNormal
MolluscsHaida Gwaii SlugStaala gwaiiBCNormal
AmphibiansWestern Tiger Salamander (Prairie / Boreal population) 1Ambystoma mavortiumAB SK MBNormal
BirdsEastern Wood-peweeContopus virensSK MB ON QC NB NS PENormal
MammalsAmerican Badger taxus subspeciesTaxidea taxus taxusAB SK MB ONNormal
Up-lists From Threatened to Endangered (3)
Vascular PlantsFernald’s BrayaBraya fernaldiiNLNormal
Vascular PlantsPlymouth GentianSabatia kennedyanaNSNormal
ReptilesMassasauga (Carolinian population) 2Sistrurus catenatusONNormal
Down-lists From Threatened to Special Concern (2)
Vascular PlantsCrooked-stem AsterSymphyotrichum prenanthoidesONNormal
ReptilesEastern Musk TurtleSternotherus odoratusON QCNormal

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)
TaxonSpeciesScientific NameRangeConsultation Path
Extirpated (1)
MolluscsPuget OregonianCryptomastix deviaBCNone; status confirmation
Endangered (11)
Vascular PlantsPink CoreopsisCoreopsis roseaNSNone; status confirmation
Vascular PlantsSlender Bush-cloverLespedeza virginicaONNone; status confirmation
ArthropodsFive-spotted Bogus Yucca MothProdoxus quinquepunctellusABNone; status confirmation
ArthropodsNon-pollinating Yucca MothTegeticula corruptrixABNone; status confirmation
ArthropodsYucca MothTegeticula yuccasellaABNone; status confirmation
MolluscsOregon ForestsnailAllogona townsendianaBCNone; status confirmation
AmphibiansWestern Tiger Salamander (Southern Mountain population) 1Ambystoma mavortiumBCNone; status confirmation
BirdsNorthern BobwhiteColinus virginianusONNone; status confirmation
MammalsAmerican Badger jacksoni subspeciesTaxidea taxus jacksoniONNone; status confirmation
MammalsAmerican Badger jeffersonii subspecies (Eastern population) 2Taxidea taxus jeffersoniiBCNone; status confirmation
MammalsAmerican Badger jeffersonii subspecies (Western population) 2Taxidea taxus jeffersoniiBCNone; status confirmation
Threatened (6)
Vascular PlantsSoapweedYucca glaucaAB SKNone; status confirmation
ArthropodsDun Skipper vestris subspeciesEuphyes vestris vestrisBCNone; status confirmation
ReptilesEastern Ribbonsnake (Atlantic population)Thamnophis sauritusNSNone; status confirmation
ReptilesGreat Basin GophersnakePituophis catenifer deserticolaBCNone; status confirmation
ReptilesMassasauga (Great Lakes / St. Lawrence population) 3Sistrurus catenatusONNone; status confirmation
BirdsNorthern Goshawk laingi subspeciesAccipiter gentilis laingiBCNone; status confirmation
Special Concern (5)
MolluscsWarty Jumping-slugHemphillia glandulosaBCNone; status confirmation
AmphibiansWestern Toad (Calling population) 3Anaxyrus boreasBC ABNone; status confirmation
AmphibiansWestern Toad (Non-calling population) 3Anaxyrus boreasYT NT BC ABNone; status confirmation
ReptilesEastern Ribbonsnake (Great Lakes population)Thamnophis sauritusON QCNone; status confirmation
ReptilesNorthern Map TurtleGraptemys geographicaON QCNone; 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)

TaxonSpeciesScientific NameRangeConsultation Path
Endangered (4)
FishesCuskBrosme brosmeAtlantic OceanExtended
MolluscsLilliputToxolasma parvumONExtended
FishesStriped Bass (Bay of Fundy population)Morone saxatilisNB NS Atlantic OceanExtended
FishesWhite Sturgeon (Upper Fraser River population) 1Acipenser transmontanusBCExtended
Threatened (3)
FishesBull Trout (Saskatchewan - Nelson Rivers populations)Salvelinus confluentusABExtended
MolluscsThreehorn WartybackObliquaria reflexaONExtended
FishesWhite Sturgeon (Lower Fraser River population)Acipenser transmontanusBCExtended
Special Concern (4)
FishesBull Trout (South Coast British Columbia populations)Salvelinus confluentusBCExtended
FishesBull Trout (Western Arctic populations)Salvelinus confluentusYT NT BC ABExtended
FishesEulachon (Nass / Skeena Rivers population)Thaleichthys pacificusBC
Pacific Ocean
Extended
FishesStriped Bass (Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence population)Morone saxatilisQC NB PE NS Atlantic OceanExtended
Down-lists from Extirpated to Endangered (1)
FishesStriped Bass (St. Lawrence River population) 2Morone saxatilisQC Atlantic OceanNormal
Down-lists from Endangered to Threatened (2)
FishesPugnose ShinerNotropis anogenusONNormal
FishesSalish SuckerCatostomus sp. cf. catostomusBCExtended

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 NameRangeConsultation Path
Endangered (5)
MolluscsKidneyshellPtychobranchus fasciolarisONNone; status confirmation
MolluscsRound HickorynutObovaria subrotundaONNone; status confirmation
MammalsSei Whale (Pacific population)Balaenoptera borealisAtlantic OceanNone; status confirmation
FishesWhite Sturgeon (Upper Columbia River population)Acipenser transmontanusBCNone; status confirmation
FishesWhite Sturgeon (Upper Kootenay River population)Acipenser transmontanusBCNone; status confirmation
Threatened (2)
FishesNorthern WolffishAnarhichas denticulatusArctic Ocean, Atlantic OceanNone; status confirmation
FishesSpotted WolffishAnarhichas minorArctic Ocean Atlantic OceanNone; status confirmation
Special Concern (2)
FishesAtlantic WolffishAnarhichas lupusArctic Ocean, Atlantic OceanNone; status confirmation
FishesBridle ShinerNotropis bifrenatusON QCNone; status confirmation