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COSEWIC status report in preparation with anticipated assessment dates

Last updated September 1, 2020

This table lists the current stage of development for each status report. The table is sorted by expected date of species assessment. The assessment date for any wildlife species may change for a variety of reasons. Please check this list frequently if you use this information in your work.

Taxonomic group Common name Scientific name Last assessment Stage of current assessment Canadian range / known or potential jurisdictions 1

November 2020 (40) wildlife species

Arthropods Davis's Shield-backed Katydid Atlanticus davisi Not applicable Revision to initial report CMN, CWS, ON, Parks
Arthropods Aweme Borer Papaipema aweme Endangered April 2006 Revision to initial report CMN, CWS, MB, ON, Parks, SK
Birds Red Knot islandica subspecies Calidris canutus islandica Special concern April 2007 Revision to initial report CMN, CWS, NT, NU, Parks
Birds Red Knot roselaari type Calidris canutus roselaari type Threatened April 2007 Revision to initial report BC, CMN, CWS, Parks, YT
Birds Red Knot rufa subspecies (Northeastern South America wintering population) Calidris canutus rufa Not applicable Revision to initial report AB, CWS, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, Parks, PE, QC, SK
Birds Red Knot rufa subspecies (Southeastern USA / Gulf / Caribbean wintering population) Calidris canutus rufa Not applicable Revision to initial report AB, CWS, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, Parks, PE, QC, SK
Birds Red Knot rufa subspecies (Tierra del Fuego / Patagonia wintering population) Calidris canutus rufa Not applicable Revision to initial report AB, CWS, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, Parks, PE, QC, SK
Birds Canada Warbler Cardellina canadensis Threatened April 2008 Revision to final report AB, BC, CMN, CWS, EMRWB, HFTCC, MB, NB, NS, NT, ON, Parks, PE, QC, SK, YFWMB, YT
Birds Leach's Storm-Petrel (Atlantic population) Oceanodroma leucorhoa Not applicable Revision to initial report Atlantic Ocean, BC, CMN, CWS, NB, NL, NS, Parks, Pacific Ocean, PE, QC
Birds Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes Not applicable Revision to final report AB, ARRC, BC, CRRC, CTRRC, CWS, DDRRC, DKRRC, EMRWB, GRRB, HFTCC, IGC, LRRC, MB, MDRRC, NB, NL, NMRWB, NS, NT, NU, NWMB, NYRRC, ON, Parks, PCMB, QC, SK, SRRB, SRRC, TRRC, WMAC-NS, WMAC-NWT, WRRB, YFWMB, YSSC, YT
Freshwater fishes Northern Brook Lamprey (Great Lakes - Upper St. Lawrence populations) Ichthyomyzon fossor Special concern April 2007 Revision to final report CWS, DFO, MB, ON, Parks, QC
Freshwater fishes Northern Brook Lamprey (Saskatchewan-Nelson River populations) Ichthyomyzon fossor Data Deficient April 2007 Revision to final report CWS, DFO, MB, Parks
Freshwater fishes Silver Lamprey (Great Lakes - Upper St. Lawrence populations) Ichthyomyzon unicuspis Special concern May 2011 Revision to final report CWS, DFO, ON, Parks, QC
Freshwater fishes Silver Lamprey (Saskatchewan - Nelson River populations) Ichthyomyzon unicuspis Data Deficient May 2011 Revision to final report CWS, DFO, MB, ON, Parks
Freshwater fishes Silver Lamprey (Southern Hudson Bay - James Bay populations) Ichthyomyzon unicuspis Not applicable Revision to final report CWS, DFO, MB, Parks
Marine fishes Steelhead Trout (Chilcotin River population) Oncorhynchus mykiss Endangered January 2018 Revision to final report BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, Parks, Pacific Ocean
Marine fishes Steelhead Trout (Thompson River population) Oncorhynchus mykiss Endangered January 2018 Revision to final report BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, Parks, Pacific Ocean
Marine fishes Chinook Salmon (East Vancouver Island, Ocean, Fall (EVI + SFj) population) Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Not applicable Revision to final report BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, MNJFC, Parks, Pacific Ocean, TAJFC, TWJFC
Marine fishes Chinook Salmon (East Vancouver Island, Ocean, Fall population) Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Not applicable Revision to final report BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, MNJFC, Parks, Pacific Ocean, TAJFC, TWJFC
Marine fishes Chinook Salmon (East Vancouver Island, Ocean, Summer population) Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Not applicable Revision to final report BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, MNJFC, Parks, Pacific Ocean, TAJFC, TWJFC
Marine fishes Chinook Salmon (Lower Fraser, Ocean, Summer population) Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Not applicable Revision to final report BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, MNJFC, Parks, Pacific Ocean, TAJFC, TWJFC
Marine fishes Chinook Salmon (Lower Thompson, Stream, Spring population) Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Not applicable Revision to final report BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, MNJFC, Parks, Pacific Ocean, TAJFC, TWJFC
Marine fishes Chinook Salmon (South Coast - Georgia Strait, Ocean, Fall population) Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Not applicable Revision to final report BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, MNJFC, Parks, Pacific Ocean, TAJFC, TWJFC
Marine fishes Chinook Salmon (South Coast - Southern Fjords, Ocean, Fall population) Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Not applicable Revision to final report BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, MNJFC, Parks, Pacific Ocean, TAJFC, TWJFC
Marine fishes Chinook Salmon (South Thompson, Stream, Summer 1.3 population) Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Not applicable Revision to final report BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, MNJFC, Parks, Pacific Ocean, TAJFC, TWJFC
Marine fishes Chinook Salmon (Southern Mainland Boundary Bay, Ocean, Fall population) Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Not applicable Revision to final report BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, MNJFC, Parks, Pacific Ocean, TAJFC, TWJFC
Marine fishes Chinook Salmon (West Vancouver Island, Ocean, Fall (Nootka and Kyuquot) population) Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Not applicable Revision to final report BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, MNJFC, Parks, Pacific Ocean, TAJFC, TWJFC
Marine fishes Chinook Salmon (West Vancouver Island, Ocean, Fall (South) population) Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Not applicable Revision to final report BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, MNJFC, Parks, Pacific Ocean, TAJFC, TWJFC
Marine fishes Chinook Salmon (West Vancouver Island, Ocean, Fall (WVI + WQCI) population) Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Not applicable Revision to final report BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, MNJFC, Parks, Pacific Ocean, TAJFC, TWJFC
Marine fishes Yelloweye Rockfish (Pacific Ocean inside waters population) Sebastes ruberrimus Special concern November 2008 Revision to initial report BC, CWS, DFO, MNJFC, NJFMC, Parks, Pacific Ocean, TAJFC, TWJFC
Marine fishes Yelloweye Rockfish (Pacific Ocean outside waters population) Sebastes ruberrimus Special concern November 2008 Revision to initial report BC, CWS, DFO, MNJFC, NJFMC, Parks, Pacific Ocean, TAJFC, TWJFC
Marine mammals Beluga Whale (Cumberland Sound population) Delphinapterus leucas Threatened May 2004 Revision to final report CWS, DFO, NU, NWMB, Parks
Marine mammals Beluga Whale (Eastern High Arctic - Baffin Bay population) Delphinapterus leucas Special concern May 2004 Revision to final report CWS, DFO, NU, NWMB, Parks
Marine mammals Beluga Whale (Eastern Hudson Bay population) Delphinapterus leucas Endangered May 2004 Revision to final report CWS, DFO, HFTCC, NL, NU, NWMB, Parks, QC
Marine mammals Beluga Whale (James Bay population) Delphinapterus leucas Not applicable Revision to final report Arctic Ocean, CWS, DFO, ON, Parks, QC
Marine mammals Beluga Whale (Ungava Bay population) Delphinapterus leucas Endangered May 2004 Revision to final report CWS, DFO, HFTCC, NU, NWMB, Parks, QC
Marine mammals Beluga Whale (Western Hudson Bay population) Delphinapterus leucas Special concern May 2004 Revision to final report CWS, DFO, MB, NU, NWMB, ON, Parks
Vascular plants Maleberry Lyonia ligustrina Not applicable Revision to final report CMN, CWS, NS, Parks
Vascular plants Green-scaled Willow Salix chlorolepsis Threatened April 2006 Revision to final report CWS, Parks, QC
Vascular plants Deerberry Vaccinium stamineum Threatened November 2000 Revision to final report CMN, CWS, ON, Parks

April 2021 (32) wildlife species

Arthropods Cobblestone Tiger Beetle Cicindela marginipennis Endangered November 2008 Revision to final report CMN, CWS, NB, Parks
Arthropods Edwards' Beach Moth Anarta edwardsii Endangered April 2009 Revision to final report BC, CMN, CWS, Parks
Birds Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata Special concern November 2008 Revision to final report BC, CMN, CWS, Parks
Birds Ferruginous Hawk Buteo regalis Threatened April 2008 Revision to final report AB, CMN, CWS, MB, Parks, SK
Birds Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea Threatened April 2007 Revision to final report Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, CWS, MB, NL, NU, NWMB, Parks
Birds Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus Special concern April 2008 Revision to final report AB, ARRC, BC, CMN, CRRC, CTRRC, CWS, DDRRC, DKRRC, EMRWB, GRRB, HFTCC, IGC, LRRC, MB, MDRRC, NB, NJFMC, NL, NMRWB, NS, NT, NU, NWC, NWMB, NYRRC, ON, Parks, PCMB, PE, QC, SK, SRRB, SRRC, TRRC, TWPCB, WMAC-NS, WMAC-NWT, WRRB, YFWMB, YSSC, YT
Freshwater fishes Lake Chubsucker Erimyzon sucetta Endangered November 2008 Revision to final report CWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Lichens Seaside Centipede Lichen Heterodermia sitchensis Endangered April 2006 Revision to final report BC, CWS, Parks
Lichens Vole Ears Lichen Erioderma mollissimum Endangered November 2009 Revision to final report ATK-SC, CMN, CWS, NB, NL, NS, Parks
Marine fishes Sockeye Salmon (Adams-ES population (original)) Oncorhynchus nerka Not applicable Revision to initial report BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, NWC, Parks, Pacific Ocean
Marine fishes Sockeye Salmon (Alouette-ES population (original)) Oncorhynchus nerka Not applicable Revision to final report BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, NWC, Parks, Pacific Ocean
Marine fishes Sockeye Salmon (Coquitlam-ES population (original)) Oncorhynchus nerka Not applicable Revision to final report BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, NWC, Parks, Pacific Ocean
Marine fishes Sockeye Salmon (Fraser-ES population (original)) Oncorhynchus nerka Not applicable Revision to final report BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, NWC, Parks, Pacific Ocean
Marine fishes Sockeye Salmon (Momich-ES population (orginal)) Oncorhynchus nerka Not applicable Revision to final report BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, NWC, Parks, Pacific Ocean
Marine fishes Sockeye Salmon (North Barriere-ES population (original)) Oncorhynchus nerka Not applicable Revision to final report BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, NWC, Parks, Pacific Ocean
Marine fishes Sockeye Salmon (Seton-S population (original)) Oncorhynchus nerka Not applicable Revision to final report BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, NWC, Parks, Pacific Ocean
Marine fishes Tope Galeorhinus galeus Special concern April 2007 Revision to final report BC, CWS, DFO, MNJFC, NJFMC, Parks, Pacific Ocean, TAJFC, TWJFC
Marine fishes White Shark (Atlantic population) Carcharodon carcharias Endangered April 2006 Revision to final report CWS, DFO, NB, NJFMC, NL, NS, Parks, PE, QC
Marine mammals Sea Otter Enhydra lutris Special concern April 2007 Revision to initial report BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, Parks
Molluscs Atlantic Mud-piddock Barnea truncata Threatened November 2009 Revision to final report CWS, DFO, NS, Parks
Molluscs Black Hills Mountainsnail Oreohelix cooperi Not applicable Revision to final report AB, CWS, Parks, SK
Molluscs Purple Wartyback Cyclonaias tuberculata Not applicable Revision to final report CWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Mosses Rigid Apple Moss Bartramia aprica Endangered November 2009 Revision to final report BC, CWS, Parks
Reptiles Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Heterodon platirhinos Threatened November 2007 Revision to final report CMN, CWS, ON, Parks
Reptiles Five-lined Skink (Carolinian population) Plestiodon fasciatus Endangered April 2007 Revision to final report CMN, CWS, ON, Parks
Reptiles Five-lined Skink (Great Lakes / St. Lawrence population) Plestiodon fasciatus Special concern April 2007 Revision to final report CMN, CWS, ON, Parks
Terrestrial mammals Swift Fox Vulpes velox Threatened November 2009 Revision to final report AB, CWS, Parks, SK
Vascular plants American Water-willow Justicia americana Threatened May 2000 Revision to initial report CMN, CWS, ON, Parks, QC
Vascular plants Coastal Wood Fern Dryopteris arguta Special concern November 2001 Revision to final report BC, CMN, CWS, Parks
Vascular plants Lakeside Daisy Tetraneuris herbacea Threatened May 2002 Revision to final report CMN, CWS, ON, Parks
Vascular plants Provancher's Fleabane Erigeron philadelphicus provancheri Special concern April 1992 Revision to final report CWS, ON, Parks, QC
Vascular plants Western Silvery Aster Symphyotrichum sericeum Threatened May 2000 Revision to final report CMN, CWS, MB, ON, Parks

November 2021 (42) wildlife species

Amphibians Coeur d'Alene Salamander Plethodon idahoensis Special concern November 2007 Initial report in preparation BC, CMN, CWS, Parks
Amphibians Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus Not at risk May 2000 Initial report in preparation CMN, CWS, DFO, HFTCC, MB, ON, Parks, QC
Amphibians Northern Leopard Frog (Rocky Mountain population) Lithobates pipiens Endangered April 2009 Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, Parks
Amphibians Northern Leopard Frog (Western Boreal/Prairie populations) Lithobates pipiens Special concern April 2009 Initial report in preparation AB, CWS, MB, NT, Parks, SK
Arthropods Dusky Dune Moth Copablepharon longipenne Endangered November 2007 Initial report in preparation AB, CWS, MB, Parks, SK
Arthropods Giant Lacewing Polystoechotes punctata Not applicable Revision to initial report AB, BC, CMN, CWS, ON, Parks, QC, SK
Arthropods Grappletail Octogomphus specularis Not applicable Revision to final report BC, CMN, CWS, Parks
Arthropods Noisy Shield-backed Katydid Steiroxys strepens Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC, CMN, CWS, Parks
Arthropods Oak Hairstreak Satyrium favonius Not applicable Initial report in preparation CWS, ON, Parks
Birds Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Not applicable Revision to final report AB, ARRC, BC, CMN, CRRC, CTRRC, CWS, DDRRC, DKRRC, EMRWB, GRRB, HFTCC, IGC, LRRC, MB, MDRRC, NB, NL, NMRWB, NS, NT, NU, NWMB, NYRRC, ON, Parks, PE, QC, SK, SRRB, SRRC, TRRC, TWPCB, WMAC-NS, WMAC-NWT, WRRB, YFWMB, YSSC, YT
Birds Bobolink Dolichonyx oryzivorus Not applicable Revision to initial report AB, BC, CWS, HFTCC, MB, NB, NL, NS, ON, Parks, PE, QC, SK, TJFB, TWPCB
Birds Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera Threatened April 2006 Initial report in preparation CWS, MB, ON, Parks, QC, SK
Birds Great Blue Heron fannini subspecies Ardea herodias fannini Special concern April 2008 Revision to initial report BC, CWS, Parks
Birds Greater Prairie-Chicken Tympanuchus cupido Extirpated November 2009 Initial report in preparation AB, CWS, MB, ON, Parks, SK
Birds Greater Sage-grouse phaios subspecies Centrocercus urophasianus phaios Extirpated April 2008 Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, Parks
Birds Greater Sage-grouse urophasianus subspecies Centrocercus urophasianus urophasianus Endangered April 2008 Initial report in preparation AB, CWS, Parks, SK
Birds Mountain Plover Charadrius montanus Endangered November 2009 Initial report in preparation AB, CWS, Parks, SK
Birds Sage Thrasher Oreoscoptes montanus Endangered November 2010 Initial report in preparation AB, BC, CWS, Parks, SK
Freshwater fishes Brassy Minnow (Missouri populations) Hybognathus hankinsoni Not applicable Revision to final report AB, CWS, DFO, Parks, SK
Freshwater fishes Brassy Minnow (Pacific populations) Hybognathus hankinsoni Not applicable Revision to final report BC, CWS, DFO, Parks
Freshwater fishes Brassy Minnow (Western Arctic populations) Hybognathus hankinsoni Not applicable Revision to final report AB, BC, CWS, DFO, Parks
Freshwater fishes Brassy Minnow Hybognathus hankinsoni Not applicable Revision to final report AB, BC, CWS, DFO, MB, ON, Parks, QC, SK
Freshwater fishes Cordilleran Sucker (Pacific populations) Pantosteus bondi Special concern November 2010 Revision to initial report BC, CWS, DFO, Parks
Freshwater fishes Eastern Sand Darter (Ontario populations) Ammocrypta pellucida Threatened November 2009 Revision to initial report CWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Freshwater fishes Eastern Sand Darter (Quebec populations) Ammocrypta pellucida Threatened November 2009 Revision to initial report CWS, DFO, Parks, QC
Freshwater fishes Plains Sucker Pantosteus jordani Not applicable Revision to initial report AB, CWS, DFO, Parks, SK
Lichens Scaly Fringe Lichen Heterodermia squamulosa Not applicable Initial report in preparation CWS, NB, NS, Parks
Lichens Seaside Bone Lichen Hypogymnia heterophylla Threatened April 2008 Revision to initial report BC, CWS, Parks
Marine fishes Bluntnose Sixgill Shark Hexanchus griseus Special concern April 2007 Initial report in preparation BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, MNJFC, NJFMC, Parks, Pacific Ocean, TAJFC, TWJFC
Marine mammals Grey Whale (Atlantic population) Eschrichtius robustus Extirpated November 2009 Initial report in preparation Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, HFTCC, NB, NL, NS, NU, NWMB, Parks, PE, QC, TJFB
Marine mammals Harbour porpoise (Northwest Atlantic population) Phocoena phocoena Special concern April 2006 Revision to initial report CWS, DFO, HFTCC, NB, NS, NU, NWMB, Parks, PE, QC
Marine mammals Narwhal Monodon monceros Special concern November 2004 Revision to initial report CWS, DFO, HFTCC, NU, NWMB, Parks, QC
Marine mammals Northern Fur Seal Callorhinus ursinus Threatened November 2010 Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, DFO, Parks
Molluscs Dwarf Wedgemussel Alasmidonta heterodon Extirpated November 2009 Initial report in preparation CWS, DFO, NB, Parks
Reptiles Eastern Foxsnake (Carolinian population) Pantherophis vulpinus Endangered April 2008 Initial report in preparation CMN, CWS, ON, Parks
Reptiles Eastern Foxsnake (Great Lakes/ St.Lawrence) Pantherophis vulpinus Endangered April 2008 Revision to initial report CMN, CWS, ON, Parks
Reptiles Sharp-tailed Snake (Coast Mountain Population) Contia tenuis Endangered November 2009 Revision to initial report BC, CMN, CWS, Parks
Reptiles Sharp-tailed Snake (Pacific Coast population) Contia tenuis Not applicable Revision to initial report BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, Parks
Vascular plants Dense Draba Draba pycnosperma Not applicable Initial report in preparation CWS, NL, Parks, QC
Vascular plants Kentucky Coffee-tree Gymnocladus dioicus Threatened November 2000 Revision to initial report CWS, ON, Parks
Vascular plants Meadow Thistle (Mingan Archepelago population) Cirsium scariosum Not applicable Initial report in preparation CWS, Parks
Vascular plants Meadow Thistle (Rocky Mountain population) Cirsium scariosum Not applicable Initial report in preparation AB, BC, CWS, Parks

April 2022 (37) wildlife species

Amphibians Great Plains Toad Anaxyrus cognatus Special concern April 2010 Initial report in preparation AB, CWS, DFO, MB, Parks, SK
Amphibians Western chorus frog Pseudacris triseriata Non-active April 2008 Initial report in preparation CWS, ON, Parks, QC
Arthropods American Burying Beetle Nicrophorus americanus Extirpated November 2011 Initial report in preparation CWS, MB, NS, ON, Parks, QC
Arthropods Duke's Skipper Euphyes dukesi Not applicable Initial report in preparation CWS, ON, Parks
Arthropods Half-moon Hairstreak Satyrium semiluna Endangered April 2006 Revision to initial report AB, BC, CMN, CWS, Parks
Arthropods Hornless Oakworm Moth Anisota finlaysoni Not applicable Initial report in preparation CWS, ON, Parks
Arthropods Island Marble Euchloe ausonides insulanus Extirpated April 2010 Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, NJFMC, NWC, Parks
Arthropods Rusty-patched Bumble Bee Bombus affinis Endangered April 2010 Initial report in preparation CWS, NB, ON, Parks, QC
Arthropods Skillet Clubtail Gomphus ventricosus Endangered November 2010 Initial report in preparation CWS, NB, NS, ON, Parks, QC
Birds Bicknell's Thrush Catharus bicknelli Threatened November 2009 Initial report in preparation CWS, NB, NS, Parks, QC
Birds Eastern Whip-poor-will Caprimulgus vociferus Threatened April 2009 Initial report in preparation CWS, MB, NB, NS, ON, Parks, QC, SK
Birds Horned Grebe (Magdalen Islands population) Podiceps auritus Endangered April 2009 Initial report in preparation CWS, DFO, Parks, QC
Birds Ivory Gull Pagophila eburnea Endangered April 2006 Initial report in preparation CWS, NL, NT, NU, NWMB, Parks, SRRB, WMAC-NWT, YT
Freshwater fishes Atlantic Sturgeon (Maritimes populations) Acipenser oxyrinchus Threatened May 2011 Initial report in preparation Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NB, NS, Parks
Freshwater fishes Striped Bass Morone saxatilis Not applicable Initial report in preparation Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NB, NS, Parks, PE, QC
Marine fishes American Plaice (Arctic population) Hippoglossoides platessoides Data Deficient April 2009 Initial report in preparation Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, HFTCC, NMRWB, NU, NWMB, Parks, QC
Marine fishes American Plaice (Newfoundland and Labrador population) Hippoglossoides platessoides Threatened April 2009 Initial report in preparation Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NL, Parks, TJFB
Marine fishes American Plaice (Maritime population) Hippoglossoides platessoides Threatened April 2009 Initial report in preparation Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NB, NL, NS, NWMB, Parks, PE, QC, TJFB
Marine mammals Beluga Whale (Eastern Beaufort Sea population) Delphinapterus leucas Not at risk May 2004 Revision to final report CWS, DFO, FJMC, NT, NU, NWMB, Parks, YT
Marine mammals Humpback Whale (North Pacific population) Megaptera novaeangliae Special concern May 2011 Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, Parks
Molluscs Brook Floater Alasmidonta varicosa Special concern April 2009 Initial report in preparation CWS, DFO, NB, NS, Parks
Molluscs Domed Disc Discus patulus Not applicable Revision to initial report CWS, ON, Parks
Molluscs Magnum Mantleslug Magnipelta mycophaga Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, DFO, Parks
Molluscs Northern Abalone Haliotis kamtschatkana Endangered April 2009 Revision to final report BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, Parks
Molluscs Threaded Vertigo Nearctula sp. Special concern April 2010 Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, Parks
Reptiles Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina Special concern November 2008 Initial report in preparation CWS, MB, NB, NS, ON, Parks, QC, SK
Terrestrial mammals Eastern Red Bat Lasiurus borealis Not applicable Initial report in preparation AB, BC, CWS, MB, NB, NS, NT, ON, Parks, QC, SK
Terrestrial mammals Hoary Bat Lasiurus cinereus Not applicable Initial report in preparation AB, BC, CWS, MB, NB, NS, NT, ON, Parks, QC, SK, YT
Terrestrial mammals Silver-haired Bat Lasionycteris noctivagans Not applicable Initial report in preparation AB, BC, CWS, MB, NB, NS, NT, ON, Parks, QC, SK, YT
Vascular plants Eastern False Rue-anemone Enemion biternatum Threatened May 2005 Initial report in preparation CWS, ON, Parks
Vascular plants Foothill sedge Carex tumulicola Endangered April 2008 Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, Parks
Vascular plants Gulf of St. Lawrence Aster Symphyotrichum laurentianum Threatened May 2004 Initial report in preparation CWS, NB, Parks, PE, QC
Vascular plants Pumpkin Ash Fraxinus profunda Not applicable Initial report in preparation CWS, ON, Parks
Vascular plants Small-flowered Sand-verbena Tripterocalyx micanthus Endangered November 2002 Initial report in preparation AB, CWS, Parks, SK
Vascular plants Twiggy Fissurewort Crucihimalaya virgata Threatened May 2000 Initial report in preparation CWS, Parks
Vascular plants Victorin's Gentian Gentianopsis procera macounii victorinii Threatened May 2004 Initial report in preparation CWS, Parks, QC
Vascular plants Victorin's Water-hemlock Cicuta maculata victorinii Special concern May 2004 Initial report in preparation CWS, Parks, QC

November 2022 (19) wildlife species

Birds Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus Not applicable Initial report in preparation AB, BC, CWS, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, ON, Parks, PE, QC, SK, YT
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Inner Bay of Fundy population) Salmo salar Endangered November 2010 Initial report in preparation Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NB, NS, Parks, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Nunavik population) Salmo salar Data Deficient November 2010 Initial report in preparation Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NL, Parks, QC, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Labrador population) Salmo salar Not at risk November 2010 Initial report in preparation Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NL, Parks, QC, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Northeast Newfoundland population) Salmo salar Not at risk November 2010 Initial report in preparation Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NL, Parks, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (South Newfoundland population) Salmo salar Threatened November 2010 Initial report in preparation Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NL, Parks, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Southwest Newfoundland population) Salmo salar Not at risk November 2010 Initial report in preparation Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NL, Parks, QC, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Northwest Newfoundland population) Salmo salar Not at risk November 2010 Initial report in preparation Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NL, Parks, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Quebec Eastern North Shore population) Salmo salar Special concern November 2010 Initial report in preparation Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, Parks, QC, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Quebec Western North Shore population) Salmo salar Special concern November 2010 Initial report in preparation Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, Parks, QC, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Anticosti Island population) Salmo salar Endangered November 2010 Initial report in preparation Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, Parks, QC, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Inner St. Lawrence population) Salmo salar Special concern November 2010 Initial report in preparation Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, Parks, QC, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Gaspe-Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence population) Salmo salar Special concern November 2010 Initial report in preparation Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NB, NS, Parks, PE, QC, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Eastern Cape Breton population) Salmo salar Endangered November 2010 Initial report in preparation Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NS, Parks, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Nova Scotia Southern Upland population) Salmo salar Endangered November 2010 Initial report in preparation Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NS, Parks, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Outer Bay of Fundy population) Salmo salar Endangered November 2010 Initial report in preparation Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NB, Parks, TJFB
Marine fishes Longspine Thornyhead Sebastolobus altivelis Special concern April 2007 Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, DFO, Parks, Pacific Ocean
Molluscs Rocky Mountain Ridged Mussel Gonidea angulata Endangered November 2010 Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, DFO, Parks
Vascular plants Gulf of St. Lawrence Aster Symphyotrichum laurentianum Threatened May 2004 Initial report in preparation CWS, NB, Parks, PE, QC

April 2023 (5) wildlife species

Lichens Blue Felt Lichen Pectenia plumbea Special concern November 2010 Initial report in preparation CWS, NB, NL, NS, Parks
Lichens Pale-bellied Frost Lichen Physconia subpallida Endangered November 2009 Initial report in preparation CWS, ON, Parks
Molluscs Big-tooth Whitelip Neohelix dentifera Not applicable Initial report in preparation CWS, ON, Parks, QC
Mosses (common name not available) Apotreubia hortoniae Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, Parks
Vascular plants California Sword Fern Polystichum californicum Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, Parks

November 2023 (1) wildlife species

Mosses Fan Moss Forsstroemia trichomitria Not applicable Initial report in preparation CWS, ON, Parks

Report production stopped (10) wildlife species 2

Marine mammals Killer Whale (Northwest Atlantic / Eastern Arctic populations) Orcinus orca Special Concern November 2008 Initial report in preparation CWS, DFO, HFTCC, NU, NWMB, Parks
Marine mammals Killer Whale (Northeast Pacific transient population) Orcinus orca Threatened November 2008 Initial report in preparation CWS, DFO, NJFMC, Parks
Marine mammals Killer Whale (Northeast Pacific northern resident population) Orcinus orca Threatened November 2008 Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, Parks
Marine mammals Killer Whale (Northeast Pacific southern resident population) Orcinus orca Endangered November 2008 Initial report in preparation BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, Parks
Marine mammals Killer Whale (Northeast Pacific offshore population) Orcinus orca Threatened November 2008 Initial report in preparation CWS, DFO, Parks
Terrestrial mammals American Marten (Newfoundland population) Martes americana atrata Threatened April 2007 Revision to initial report CWS, NL, Parks
Vascular plants Broad Beech Fern Phegopteris hexagonoptera Special Concern April 1983 Revision to final report CWS, ON, Parks, QC
Vascular plants Gaspé Bay Saxifrage Micranthes gaspensis Not applicable Revision to initial report CWS, Parks, QC
Vascular plants Green Dragon Arisaema dracontium Special Concern April 1984 Revision to initial report CWS, ON, Parks, QC
Vascular plants Shumard Oak Quercus shumardii Special Concern April 1999 Revision to final report CWS, ON, Parks

Date not determined (2) wildlife species

Molluscs Fawnsfoot Truncilla donaciformis Endangered April 2008 Revision to initial report CWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Molluscs Hotwater Physa Physella wrighti Endangered April 2008 Initial report in preparation BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, Parks

(1) Initialisms for Wildlife Management Boards (WMBs)

  • ARRC: Alsek Renewable Resources Council
  • CRRC: Carmacks Renewable Resources Council
  • CTRRC: Carcross/Tagish Renewable Resources Council
  • DDRRC: Dawson District Renewable Resources Council
  • DKRRC: Dän Keyi Renewable Resources Council
  • EMRWB: Eeyou Marine Region Wildlife Board
  • FJMC: Fisheries Joint Management Committee
  • GRRB: Gwich'in Renewable Resources Board
  • HFTCC: Hunting, Fishing and Trapping Coordinating Committee
  • LRRC: Laberge Renewable Resources Council
  • MDRRC: Mayo District Renewable Resources Council
  • MNJFC: Maa-Nulth Joint Fisheries Committee
  • NJFMC: Nisga'a Joint Fisheries Management Committee
  • NMRWB: Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board
  • NWC: Nisga'a Wildlife Committee
  • NWMB: Nunavut Wildlife Management Board
  • NYRRC: North Yukon Renewable Resources Council
  • PCMB: Porcupine Caribou Management Board
  • SRRB: Sahtu Renewable Resources Board
  • SRRC: Selkirk Renewable Resources Council
  • TJFB: Torngat Joint Fisheries Board
  • TRRC: Teslin Renewable Resources Council
  • TWJFC:Tsawwassen Joint Fisheries Committee
  • TWPCB: Torngat Wildlife and Plants Co-management Board
  • WMAC-NS: Wildlife Management Advisory Council - North Slope
  • WMAC-NWT: Wildlife Management Advisory Council - Northwest Territories
  • WRRB : Wekeezhii Renewable Resources Board
  • YFWMB: Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board

(2) To obtain more information about reports that are no longer in production, please contact the COSEWIC secretariat at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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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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