COSEWIC assessment results with range of occurrence, November 2018

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Table displays the wildlife species assessed at the most recent meeting. The distribution of each wildlife species is shown.

Assessment results with range of occurrence (by province, territory, or ocean), November 2018. 1
Common name (population) Taxon Status YT NT NU BC AB SK MB ON QC NB NS PE NL Arctic Ocean Pacific Ocean Atlantic Ocean
Polar Bear Mammals Special concern Yes Yes Yes n/a n/a n/a Yes Yes Yes n/a n/a n/a Yes Yes n/a n/a
Pygmy Short-horned Lizard Reptiles Extirpated n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Wood Turtle Reptiles Threatened n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes Yes Yes Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Greater Short-horned Lizard Reptiles Special concern n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Chinook Salmon (South Thompson, Stream, Summer 1.2 population) Fishes Endangered n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
Chinook Salmon (North Thompson, Stream, Spring population) Fishes Endangered n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
Chinook Salmon (North Thompson, Stream, Summer population) Fishes Endangered n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
Chinook Salmon (East Vancouver Island, Stream, Spring population) Fishes Endangered n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
Chinook Salmon (Middle Fraser, Stream, Spring population) Fishes Endangered n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
Chinook Salmon (Middle Fraser, Stream, Fall population) Fishes Endangered n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
Chinook Salmon (Lower Fraser, Stream, Summer (Upper Pitt) population) Fishes Endangered n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
Chinook Salmon (Upper Fraser, Stream, Spring population) Fishes Endangered n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
Nooksack Dace Fishes Endangered n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Rainbow Smelt (Lake Utopia large-bodied population) Fishes Endangered n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Rainbow Smelt (Lake Utopia small-bodied population) Fishes Endangered n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Chinook Salmon (Lower Fraser, Ocean, Fall population) Fishes Threatened n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
Chinook Salmon (Lower Fraser, Stream, Summer population) Fishes Threatened n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
Chinook Salmon (Middle Fraser, Stream, Spring (MFR+GStr) population) Fishes Threatened n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
Chinook Salmon (Middle Fraser, Stream, Summer population) Fishes Threatened n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
Lake Chub (Liard Hot Springs populations) Fishes Threatened n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Lake Chub (Atlin Warm Springs populations) Fishes Threatened n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Chinook Salmon (Lower Fraser, Stream, Spring population) Fishes Special concern n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
Chinook Salmon (South Thompson, Ocean, Summer population) Fishes Not at risk n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
Roughhead Grenadier Fishes Not at risk n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes Yes n/a Yes Yes n/a Yes
Chinook Salmon (Southern Mainland, Ocean, Summer population) Fishes Data deficient n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
Chinook Salmon (Southern Mainland, Stream, Summer population) Fishes Data deficient n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a
Rapids Clubtail Arthropods Endangered n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
American Bumble Bee Arthropods Special concern n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pale Yellow Dune Moth Arthropods Special concern n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes Yes Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Pygmy Snaketail Arthropods Special concern n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Yellow Scarab Hunter Wasp Arthropods Special concern n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Brook Spike-primrose Vascular plants Endangered n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Hairy Valerian Vascular plants Endangered n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Ute Ladies’–tresses Vascular plants Endangered n/a n/a n/a Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a
Black Ash Vascular plants Threatened n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes n/a n/a n/a
Yukon Draba Vascular plants Special concern Yes n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a n/a

Meeting date: November 30, 2018


(1) The assessments of Cryptic Paw Lichen (Nephroma occultum), White–rimmed Shingle Lichen (Fuscopannaria leucosticta), and Cobblestone Tiger Beetle (Cicindela marginipennis) were deferred. These wildlife species will be re-considered by the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) at a later meeting.

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