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COSEWIC status report in preparation with anticipated assessment dates

Last updated August 30, 2019

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 2019 (22) wildlife species

Amphibians Great Basin Spadefoot Spea intermontana Threatened April 2007 Revision to final report BC, CWS, Parks
Arthropods Cobblestone Tiger Beetle Cicindela marginipennis Endangered November 2008 Revision to final report CWS, NB, Parks
Arthropods Manitoba Oakworm Moth Anisota manitobensis Not applicable Revision to final report CWS, MB, Parks
Arthropods Reversed Haploa Haploa reversa Not applicable Revision to final report CWS, ON, Parks
Arthropods Suckley's Cuckoo Bumble Bee Bombus suckleyi Not applicable Revision to final report AB, ARRC, BC, CTRRC, CWS, GRRB, HFTCC, MB, MNJFC, NB, NL, NS, NT, ON, Parks, PE, QC, SK, SRRB, TAJFC, TRRC, TWJFC, WMAC-NS, WMAC-NWT, YFWMB, YT
Birds Chestnut-collared Longspur Calcarius ornatus Threatened November 2009 Revision to final report AB, CWS, MB, Parks, SK
Freshwater fishes Coastrange Sculpin (Cultus Lake population) Cottus aleuticus Threatened April 2010 Revision to final report BC, CWS, DFO, Parks
Freshwater fishes Columbia Sculpin Cottus hubbsi Special concern November 2010 Revision to final report BC, CWS, DFO, Parks
Freshwater fishes Rocky Mountain Sculpin (Missouri populations) Cottus sp. Threatened May 2005 Revision to initial report AB, CWS, DFO, Parks
Freshwater fishes Rocky Mountain Sculpin (Saskatchewan - Nelson River population) Cottus sp. Not applicable Revision to initial report AB, CWS, DFO, Parks
Freshwater fishes Rocky Mountain Sculpin (Pacific Populations) Cottus sp. Special concern April 2010 Revision to initial report BC, CWS, DFO, Parks
Freshwater fishes Striped Bass (St. Lawrence River population) Morone saxatilis Endangered November 2012 Revision to final report CWS, DFO, Parks, QC
Marine mammals Ringed Seal Pusa hispida hispida Not at risk April 1989 Revision to final report Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, CMN, CWS, DFO, EMRWB, FJMC, HFTCC, MB, NB, NL, NMRWB, NS, NT, NU, NWMB, ON, Parks, PE, QC, TJFB, TWPCB, WMAC-NS, WMAC-NWT, YFWMB, YT
Molluscs Carolina Mantleslug Philomycus carolinianus Not applicable Revision to initial report CWS, ON, Parks
Molluscs Shagreen Inflectarius inflectus Not applicable Revision to initial report CWS, ON, Parks
Molluscs Toothed Globe Mesodon zaletus Not applicable Revision to initial report CWS, ON, Parks
Mosses Slender Yoke-moss Zygodon gracilis Not applicable Revision to final report BC, CWS, Parks
Reptiles Plains Hog-nosed Snake Heterodon nasicus Not applicable Revision to final report AB, CWS, MB, Parks, SK
Terrestrial mammals Western Harvest Mouse megalotis subspecies Reithrodontomys megalotis megalotis Special concern April 2007 Revision to final report BC, CWS, Parks
Terrestrial mammals Western Harvest Mouse dychei subspecies Reithrodontomys megalotis dychei Endangered April 2007 Revision to final report AB, CWS, Parks
Vascular plants Gillman's Goldenrod Solidago gillmanii Not applicable Revision to final report CWS, ON, Parks
Vascular plants Puvirnituq Draba Draba puvirnituqii Not applicable Revision to final report CWS, Parks, QC

April 2020 (44) wildlife species

Amphibians Mudpuppy Necturus maculosus Not at risk May 2000 Initial report in preparation CWS, HFTCC, MB, ON, Parks, QC
Arthropods Edwards' Beach Moth Anarta edwardsii Endangered April 2009 Revision to initial report BC, CWS, Parks
Birds Band-tailed Pigeon Patagioenas fasciata Special concern November 2008 Revision to initial report BC, CWS, Parks
Birds Canada Warbler Wilsonia canadensis Threatened April 2008 Revision to initial report AB, BC, CWS, HFTCC, MB, NB, NS, NT, ON, Parks, PE, QC, SK, YFWMB, YT
Birds Ferruginous Hawk Buteo regalis Threatened April 2008 Revision to initial report AB, CWS, MB, 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 Calidris canutus rufa Endangered April 2007 Revision to initial report AB, BC, CWS, GRRB, HFTCC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, NWMB, ON, Parks, PE, QC, SK, SRRB, WMAC-NWT
Birds Ross's Gull Rhodostethia rosea Threatened April 2007 Revision to initial report CWS, MB, NU, NWMB, Parks
Birds Short-eared Owl Asio flammeus Special concern April 2008 Revision to initial report AB, BC, CWS, GRRB, HFTCC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, NWMB, ON, Parks, PE, QC, SK, SRRB, TWPCB, WMAC-NS, WMAC-NWT, WRRB, YFWMB, YT
Freshwater fishes Northern Brook Lamprey (Saskatchewan-Nelson River populations) Ichthyomyzon fossor Data Deficient April 2007 Revision to initial report CWS, DFO, MB, Parks
Freshwater fishes Northern Brook Lamprey (Great Lakes - Upper St. Lawrence populations) Ichthyomyzon fossor Special concern April 2007 Revision to initial report CWS, DFO, MB, ON, Parks, QC
Freshwater fishes Silver Lamprey (Saskatchewan - Nelson River populations) Ichthyomyzon unicuspis Data Deficient May 2011 Revision to initial report CWS, DFO, MB, ON, Parks
Freshwater fishes Silver Lamprey (Great Lakes - Upper St. Lawrence populations) Ichthyomyzon unicuspis Special concern May 2011 Revision to initial report CWS, DFO, ON, Parks, QC
Lichens Seaside Centipede Lichen Heterodermia sitchensis Endangered April 2006 Revision to initial report BC, CWS, Parks
Lichens Vole Ears Lichen Erioderma mollissimum Endangered November 2009 Revision to initial report ATK-SC, CMN, CWS, NB, NL, NS, Parks
Marine fishes Chinook Salmon (Fraser River, Sunshine Coast, Vancouver Island) Oncorhynchus tshawytscha Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, DFO, NWC, Parks, Pacific Ocean
Marine fishes Sockeye Salmon (Adams-ES) Oncorhynchus nerka Not applicable Revision to initial report BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, NWC, Parks, Pacific Ocean
Marine fishes Sockeye Salmon (Alouette-ES) Oncorhynchus nerka Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, NWC, Parks, Pacific Ocean
Marine fishes Sockeye Salmon (Coquitlam-ES) Oncorhynchus nerka Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, NWC, Parks, Pacific Ocean
Marine fishes Sockeye Salmon (Fraser-ES) Oncorhynchus nerka Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, NWC, Parks, Pacific Ocean
Marine fishes Sockeye Salmon (Momich-ES) Oncorhynchus nerka Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, NWC, Parks, Pacific Ocean
Marine fishes Sockeye Salmon (North Barriere-ES_) Oncorhynchus nerka Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, NWC, Parks, Pacific Ocean
Marine fishes Sockeye Salmon (Seton-S) Oncorhynchus nerka Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, NWC, Parks, Pacific Ocean
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 Tope Galeorhinus galeus Special concern April 2007 Revision to initial report BC, CWS, DFO, Parks, Pacific Ocean
Marine fishes White Shark (Atlantic population) Carcharodon carcharias Endangered April 2006 Revision to initial report CWS, DFO, NB, NJFMC, NL, NS, Parks, PE, QC
Marine fishes Yelloweye Rockfish (Pacific Ocean outside waters population) Sebastes ruberrimus Special concern November 2008 Revision to initial report BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, Parks, Pacific Ocean
Marine fishes Yelloweye Rockfish (Pacific Ocean inside waters population) Sebastes ruberrimus Special concern November 2008 Revision to initial report BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, Parks, Pacific Ocean
Molluscs Atlantic Mud-piddock Barnea truncata Threatened November 2009 Revision to initial report CWS, DFO, NS, Parks
Molluscs Black Hills (formerly Cypress Hills) Mountainsnail Oreohelix cooperi Not applicable Revision to initial report AB, CWS, Parks, SK
Molluscs Domed Disc Discus patulus Not applicable Revision to initial report CWS, ON, Parks
Molluscs Purple Wartyback Cyclonaias tuberculata Not applicable Revision to initial report CWS, ON, Parks
Mosses Rigid Apple Moss Bartramia aprica Endangered November 2009 Revision to initial report BC, CWS, Parks
Reptiles Five-lined Skink (Great Lakes / St. Lawrence population) Plestiodon fasciatus Special concern April 2007 Revision to final report CWS, ON, Parks
Reptiles Five-lined Skink (Carolinian population) Plestiodon fasciatus Endangered April 2007 Revision to final report CWS, ON, Parks
Terrestrial mammals Swift Fox Vulpes velox Threatened November 2009 Revision to final report AB, CWS, Parks, SK
Vascular plants Coastal Wood Fern Dryopteris arguta Special concern November 2001 Revision to final report BC, CWS, Parks
Vascular plants Deerberry Vaccinium stamineum Threatened November 2000 Revision to initial report CMN, CWS, ON, Parks
Vascular plants Green-scaled Willow Salix chlorolepsis Threatened April 2006 Revision to initial report CWS, Parks, QC
Vascular plants Lakeside daisy Hymenoxis herbacea Threatened May 2002 Revision to initial report CWS, ON, Parks
Vascular plants Provancher's Fleabane Erigeron philadelphicus provancheri Special concern April 1992 Revision to initial report CWS, ON, Parks, QC
Vascular plants Western Silvery Aster Symphyotrichum sericeum Threatened May 2000 Revision to initial report CMN, CWS, MB, ON, Parks

November 2020 (21) wildlife species

Arthropods Aweme Borer Papaipema aweme Endangered April 2006 Initial report in preparation CWS, ON, Parks
Arthropods Davis' Shieldback Atlanticus davisi Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, Parks
Arthropods Giant Lacewing Polystoechotes punctata Not applicable Revision to initial report AB, BC, CWS, ON, Parks, QC, SK
Arthropods Half-moon Hairstreak Satyrium semiluna Endangered April 2006 Revision to initial report AB, BC, CWS, Parks
Birds Lesser Yellowlegs Tringa flavipes Not applicable Revision to initial report AB, BC, CWS, MB, NT, NU, ON, Parks, QC, SK, YT
Freshwater fishes Lake Chubsucker Erimyzon sucetta Endangered November 2008 Revision to initial report CWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Lichens Seaside Bone Lichen Hypogymnia heterophylla Threatened April 2008 Revision to initial report BC, CWS, Parks
Marine mammals Beluga Whale (Cumberland Sound population) Delphinapterus leucas Threatened May 2004 Revision to initial report CWS, DFO, NU, NWMB, Parks
Marine mammals Beluga Whale (Eastern Hudson Bay population) Delphinapterus leucas Endangered May 2004 Revision to initial report CWS, DFO, HFTCC, NL, NU, NWMB, Parks, QC
Marine mammals Beluga Whale (Eastern High Arctic - Baffin Bay population) Delphinapterus leucas Special concern May 2004 Revision to initial report CWS, DFO, NU, NWMB, Parks
Marine mammals Beluga Whale (Ungava Bay population) Delphinapterus leucas Endangered May 2004 Revision to initial report CWS, DFO, HFTCC, NU, NWMB, Parks, QC
Marine mammals Beluga Whale (James Bay population) Delphinapterus leucas Not applicable Revision to initial report Arctic Ocean, CWS, DFO, ON, Parks, QC
Marine mammals Beluga Whale (Eastern Beaufort Sea population) Delphinapterus leucas Not at risk May 2004 Revision to initial report CWS, DFO, FJMC, NT, NU, NWMB, Parks, YT
Marine mammals Beluga Whale (Western Hudson Bay population) Delphinapterus leucas Special concern May 2004 Revision to initial report CWS, DFO, MB, NU, NWMB, ON, Parks
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
Reptiles Eastern Hog-nosed Snake Heterodon platirhinos Threatened November 2007 Initial report in preparation CWS, ON, Parks
Vascular plants American Water-willow Justicia americana Threatened May 2000 Revision to initial report CMN, CWS, ON, Parks, QC

April 2021 (18) wildlife species

Amphibians Coeur d'Alene Salamander Plethodon idahoensis Special concern November 2007 Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, Parks
Arthropods Grappletail Octogomphus specularis Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, Parks
Birds Barn Swallow Hirundo rustica Not applicable Initial report in preparation AB, BC, CWS, HFTCC, MB, NB, NL, NS, NT, NU, NWMB, ON, Parks, PE, QC, SK, SRRB, WRRB, YFWMB, YT
Birds Great Blue Heron fannini subspecies Ardea herodias fannini Special concern April 2008 Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, Parks
Birds Test Test acutus Acroloxus Not applicable Initial report in preparation CMN, CWS, NT, Parks, WMAC-NS, YT
Freshwater fishes Brassy Minnow (Missouri populations) Hybognathus hankinsoni Not applicable Initial report in preparation AB, CWS, DFO, Parks, SK
Freshwater fishes Brassy Minnow (Pacific populations) Hybognathus hankinsoni Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, DFO, Parks
Freshwater fishes Brassy Minnow (Western Arctic populations) Hybognathus hankinsoni Not applicable Initial report in preparation AB, BC, CWS, DFO, Parks, SK
Freshwater fishes Cordilleran Sucker (Pacific populations) Pantosteus bondi Special concern November 2010 Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, DFO, Parks
Freshwater fishes Eastern Sand Darter (Ontario populations) Ammocrypta pellucida Not applicable Initial report in preparation CWS, DFO, Parks
Freshwater fishes Eastern Sand Darter (Quebec populations) Ammocrypta pellucida Not applicable Initial report in preparation CWS, DFO, Parks
Freshwater fishes Plains Sucker (Saskatchewan - Nelson River populations) Pantosteus jordani Not at risk November 2010 Initial report in preparation AB, CWS, DFO, Parks, SK
Freshwater fishes Plains Sucker (Missouri populations) Pantosteus jordani Threatened November 2010 Initial report in preparation AB, CWS, DFO, Parks, SK
Marine fishes Bluntnose Sixgill Shark Hexanchus griseus Special concern April 2007 Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, DFO, Parks
Marine mammals Sea Otter Enhydra lutris Special concern April 2007 Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, Parks
Reptiles Eastern Foxsnake (Carolinian population) Pantherophis gloydi Endangered April 2008 Initial report in preparation CWS, ON, Parks
Reptiles Sharp-tailed Snake Contia tenuis Endangered November 2009 Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, Parks
Vascular plants Kentucky Coffee-tree Gymnocladus dioicus Threatened November 2000 Initial report in preparation CWS, ON, Parks

November 2021 (13) wildlife species

Lichens Scaly Fringe Lichen Heterodermia squamulosa Not applicable Initial report in preparation CWS, NB, NS, Parks
Marine fishes American Plaice (Arctic population) Hippoglossoides platessoides Data Deficient April 2009 Initial report in preparation Arctic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NU, NWMB, Parks, TJFB
Marine fishes American Plaice (Newfoundland and Labrador population) Hippoglossoides platessoides Threatened April 2009 Initial report in preparation Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NL, NWMB, 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 Harbour porpoise (Northwest Atlantic population) Phocoena phocoena Special concern April 2006 Initial report in preparation CWS, DFO, HFTCC, NB, NS, NU, NWMB, Parks, PE, QC
Marine mammals Narwhal Monodon monceros Special concern November 2004 Initial report in preparation CWS, DFO, HFTCC, NU, NWMB, Parks, QC
Molluscs Northern Abalone Haliotis kamtschatkana Endangered April 2009 Revision to final report BC, CWS, DFO, NJFMC, Parks
Vascular plants Dense Draba Draba pycnosperma Not applicable Initial report in preparation CWS, NL, NS, Parks, QC
Vascular plants Gulf of St. Lawrence Aster Symphyotrichum laurentianum Threatened May 2004 Initial report in preparation CWS, NB, Parks, PE, QC
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
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

Report production stopped (8) wildlife species 2

Birds Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera Threatened April 2006 Revision to final report CWS, MB, ON, Parks, QC, SK
Freshwater fishes Upper Great Lakes Kiyi Coregonus kiyi kiyi Special Concern May 2005 Initial report in preparation CWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Marine fishes Longspine Thornyhead Sebastolobus altivelis Special Concern April 2007 Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, DFO, Parks, Pacific Ocean
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
  • 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
  • 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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