COSEWIC wildlife species assessments (short version), November 2019

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Wildlife species are sorted according to current status and then by taxonomic group. Previous status is shown when applicable.

Status November 2019 Taxonomic group Common name (population) Previous status and date of previous assessment Range of occurrence in Canada
Extinct Fishes Striped Bass (St. Lawrence River population) Endangered November 2012 QC
Endangered Mammals Western Harvest Mouse dychei subspecies Endangered April 2007 AB
Endangered Mammals Western Harvest Mouse megalotis subspecies Special Concern April 2007 BC
Endangered Birds Chestnut-collared Longspur Threatened November 2009 AB, SK, MB
Endangered Fishes Coastrange Sculpin (Cultus Lake population) Threatened April 2010 BC
Endangered Arthropods Reversed Haploa Moth Not applicable ON
Endangered Molluscs Shagreen Not applicable ON
Endangered Molluscs Toothed Globe Not applicable ON
Endangered Vascular Plants Gillman's Goldenrod Not applicable ON
Endangered Mosses Slender Yoke-moss Not applicable BC
Threatened Amphibians Great Basin Spadefoot Threatened April 2007 BC
Threatened Fishes Rocky Mountain Sculpin (Saskatchewan - Nelson River populations) Not applicable AB
Threatened Fishes Rocky Mountain Sculpin (Missouri River populations) Not applicable AB
Threatened Arthropods Suckley’s Cuckoo Bumble Bee Not applicable YT, NT, BC, AB, SK, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL
Threatened Molluscs Carolina Mantleslug Not applicable ON
Special Concern Mammals Ringed Seal Not at Risk April 1989 YT, NT, NU, MB, ON, QC, NB, PE, NS, NL, Pacific Ocean, Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean
Special Concern Reptiles Plains Hog-nosed Snake Not applicable AB, SK, MB
Special Concern Fishes Columbia Sculpin Special Concern November 2010 BC
Special Concern Fishes Rocky Mountain Sculpin (Pacific populations) Special Concern April 2010 BC
Special Concern Arthropods Manitoba Oakworm Moth Not applicable MB
Special Concern Vascular Plants Puvirnituq Mountain Draba Not applicable QC


Meeting date: November 29, 2019

About us

The Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada (COSEWIC) is an independent advisory panel to the Minister of Environment and Climate Change Canada that meets twice a year to assess the status of wildlife species at risk of extinction. Members are wildlife biology experts from academia, government, non-governmental organizations and the private sector responsible for designating wildlife species in danger of disappearing from Canada.

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Canadian Wildlife Service
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351 St. Joseph Blvd, 16th floor
Gatineau QC K1A 0H3

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