COSEWIC status report in preparation with anticipated assessment dates

Last updated February 14, 2024

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
Amphibians Blanchard's Cricket Frog Acris blanchardi Endangered May 2011 Revision to final report (Addendum) CMN, CWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Arthropods Pacific Lasiopogon Lasiopogon pacificus Not applicable Initial report in preparation BC, CMN, CWS, Parks, TWJFC
Birds Gray-headed Chickadee Poecile cinctus Not applicable Revision to final report (Unsolicited Report ) CMN, CWS, NT, Parks, YT
Birds Kirtland's Warbler Setophaga kirtlandii Endangered April 2008 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) CWS, ON, Parks, QC
Birds Least Bittern Ixobrychus exilis Threatened April 2009 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) CMN, CWS, MB, NB, NS, ON, Parks, PE, QC, SK
Birds Long-billed Curlew Numenius americanus Special Concern May 2011 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) AB, BC, CMN, CWS, Parks, SK
Freshwater fishes Salish Sucker Catostomus sp. cf. catostomus Threatened November 2012 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, Parks, TWJFC
Lichens Blue Felt Lichen Pectenia plumbea Special Concern November 2010 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) CMN, CWS, NB, NL, NS, Parks, PE
Lichens Pale-bellied Frost Lichen Scytinium polycarpum Endangered November 2009 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) CMN, CWS, NB, ON, Parks, QC
Marine mammals Narwhal Monodon monoceros Special Concern November 2004 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) Arctic Ocean, ATK-SC, Atlantic Ocean, CMN, CWS, DFO, HFTCC, NL, NMRWB, NU, NWMB, Parks, QC, TJFB, TWPCB
Molluscs Domed Disc Discus patulus Not applicable Revision to final report (New Report) CMN, CWS, ON, Parks
Vascular plants Pine Broomrape Aphyllon pinorum Not applicable Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) BC, CMN, CWS, Parks
Vascular plants Prairie-dock Silphium terebinthinaceum Not applicable Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) CMN, CWS, ON, Parks
Vascular plants Rough-leaved Aster Eurybia radulina Not applicable Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) BC, CMN, CWS, Parks, TWJFC
Vascular plants Willowleaf Aster Symphyotrichum praealtum Threatened May 2003 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) CMN, CWS, ON, Parks
Arthropods Macropis Cuckoo Bee Epeoloides pilosula Endangered May 2011 Initial report in preparation AB, CWS, MB, NS, ON, Parks, QC, SK
Arthropods Valley Grasshopper Oedaleontus enigma Not applicable Initial report in preparation (New Report) BC, CWS, Parks
Birds Lewis's Woodpecker Melanerpes lewis Threatened April 2010 Initial report in preparation BC, CMN, CWS, Parks
Birds Short-billed Dowitcher Limnodromus griseus Not applicable Revision to final report (New Report) AB, ARRC, BC, CMN, CRRC, CTRRC, CWS, DKRRC, EMRWB, HFTCC, LRRC, MB, MDRRC, NL, NMRWB, NT, NU, NWMB, ON, Parks, QC, SK, SRRC, TJFB, TRRC, TWPCB, WRRB, YFWMB, YT
Freshwater fishes Striped Bass (Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence population) Morone saxatilis Special Concern November 2012 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) CWS, DFO, NB, NS, Parks, PE, QC
Freshwater fishes Striped Bass (Bay of Fundy population) Morone saxatilis Endangered November 2012 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NB, NS, Parks
Freshwater fishes Striped Bass (St. Lawrence River population) Morone saxatilis Extinct November 2019 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) CWS, DFO, Parks, QC
Lichens Cupped Fringe Lichen Heterodermia hypoleuca Not applicable Revision to final report (New Report) CMN, CWS, NB, ON, Parks, QC
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Inner Bay of Fundy population) Salmo salar Endangered November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CMN, CWS, DFO, NB, NS, Parks
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Lake Ontario population) Salmo salar Extinct November 2010 Revision to final report CWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Nunavik population) Salmo salar Data Deficient November 2010 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) Atlantic Ocean, CMN, CWS, DFO, HFTCC, NL, NMRWB, Parks, QC, TJFB, TWPCB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Northern Labrador population) Salmo salar Not at Risk November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NL, Parks, QC, TJFB
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Northeast Newfoundland population) Salmo salar Not at Risk November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CMN, CWS, DFO, NL, Parks
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (South Newfoundland population) Salmo salar Threatened November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CMN, CWS, DFO, NL, Parks
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Southwest Newfoundland population) Salmo salar Not at Risk November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CMN, CWS, DFO, NL, Parks, QC
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Northwest Newfoundland population) Salmo salar Not at Risk November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CMN, CWS, DFO, NL, Parks
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Quebec Eastern North Shore population) Salmo salar Special Concern November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CMN, CWS, DFO, Parks, QC
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Quebec Western North Shore population) Salmo salar Special Concern November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CMN, CWS, DFO, Parks, QC
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Anticosti Island population) Salmo salar Endangered November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CMN, CWS, DFO, Parks, QC
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Inner St. Lawrence population) Salmo salar Special Concern November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CMN, CWS, DFO, Parks, QC
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Gaspe-Southern Gulf of St. Lawrence population) Salmo salar Special Concern November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CMN, CWS, DFO, NB, NS, Parks, PE, QC
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Eastern Cape Breton population) Salmo salar Endangered November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CMN, CWS, DFO, NS, Parks
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Nova Scotia Southern Upland East population) Salmo salar Endangered November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CMN, CWS, DFO, NS, Parks
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon (Outer Bay of Fundy population) Salmo salar Endangered November 2010 Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CMN, CWS, DFO, NB, Parks
Marine fishes Atlantic Salmon Salmo salar Not applicable Revision to final report Atlantic Ocean, CMN, CWS, DFO, HFTCC, NB, NL, NMRWB, NS, ON, Parks, PE, QC, TJFB, TWPCB
Marine mammals Northern Bottlenose Whale (Davis Strait population) Hyperoodon ampullatus Special Concern May 2011 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) ATK-SC, CMN, CWS, DFO, HFTCC, NL, NMRWB, NS, NU, NWMB, Parks, TJFB, TWPCB
Marine mammals Northern Bottlenose Whale (Scotian Shelf population) Hyperoodon ampullatus Endangered May 2011 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) ATK-SC, Atlantic Ocean, CMN, CWS, DFO, HFTCC, NL, NMRWB, NS, NU, NWMB, Parks, TJFB, TWPCB
Molluscs Big-tooth Whitelip Neohelix dentifera Not applicable Initial report in preparation (New Report) CMN, CWS, DFO, ON, Parks, QC
Molluscs Liard Hot Springs Snail Physella wrighti Not applicable Initial report in preparation (Fully Updated Report) BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, Parks
Molluscs Lilliput Toxolasma parvum Endangered May 2013 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) CMN, CWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Molluscs Northern Abalone Haliotis kamtschatkana Endangered April 2009 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) BC, CWS, DFO, MNJFC, NJFMC, Parks, Pacific Ocean, TAJFC, TWJFC
Molluscs Wavy-rayed Lampmussel Lampsilis fasciola Special Concern April 2010 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) CWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Molluscs Western Ridged Mussel Gonidea angulata Endangered November 2010 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) BC, CWS, DFO, Parks
Mosses Circular-leaved Peat Moss Sphagnum cyclophyllum Not applicable Revision to final report (New Report) CMN, CWS, NS, Parks
Mosses Fan Moss Forsstroemia trichomitria Not applicable Initial report in preparation (New Report) CWS, ON, Parks
Mosses Roell's Brotherella Moss Brotherella roellii Endangered November 2010 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) BC, CMN, CWS, Parks, TWJFC
Reptiles Butler's Gartersnake Thamnophis butleri Endangered November 2010 Revision to final report (Fully Updated Report) CWS, ON, Parks
Reptiles Eastern Musk Turtle Sternotherus odoratus Special Concern November 2012 Revision to final report (Status Appraisal Summary) CWS, ON, Parks, QC
Reptiles Loggerhead Sea Turtle Caretta caretta Endangered April 2010 Revision to final report (Status Appraisal Summary) Atlantic Ocean, CMN, CWS, DFO, NB, NL, NS, Parks, PE
Reptiles Northern Map Turtle Graptemys geographica Special Concern November 2012 Revision to final report (Status Appraisal Summary) CMN, CWS, ON, Parks, QC
Reptiles Snapping Turtle Chelydra serpentina Special Concern November 2008 Initial report in preparation (Addendum) CMN, CWS, MB, NB, NS, ON, Parks, QC, SK
Terrestrial mammals Black-tailed Prairie Dog Cynomys ludovicianus Threatened November 2011 Initial report in preparation (Fully Updated Report) CMN, CWS, Parks, SK
Terrestrial mammals Grizzly Bear (Western population) Ursus arctos Special Concern May 2012 Initial report in preparation (Fully Updated Report) AB, ARRC, BC, CMN, CRRC, CTRRC, CWS, DDRRC, DKRRC, FJMC, GRRB, HFTCC, IGC, LRRC, MB, MDRRC, NJFMC, NT, NU, NWC, NWMB, NYRRC, Parks, SRRB, SRRC, TAJFC, TJFB, TRRC, TWJFC, TWPCB, WMAC-NS, WMAC-NWT, WRRB, YFWMB, YT
Vascular plants Round-leaved Greenbrier (Great Lakes Plains Population) Smilax rotundifolia Threatened November 2007 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) CMN, CWS, ON, Parks
Vascular plants Short-fruited Rush Juncus brachycarpus Not applicable Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) CMN, CWS, ON, Parks
Birds Golden-winged Warbler Vermivora chrysoptera Threatened April 2006 Initial report in preparation (Fully Updated Report) CWS, MB, ON, Parks, QC, SK
Birds Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus Not at Risk April 1995 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) AB, ARRC, BC, CMN, CRRC, CTRRC, CWS, DDRRC, DKRRC, EMRWB, FJMC, GRRB, HFTCC, IGC, LRRC, MB, MDRRC, MNJFC, NB, NJFMC, NL, NMRWB, NS, NT, NU, NWC, NWMB, NYRRC, ON, Parks, PE, QC, SK, SRRB, SRRC, TAJFC, TJFB, TRRC, TWJFC, TWPCB, WMAC-NS, WMAC-NWT, WRRB, YFWMB, YT
Freshwater fishes Pugnose Minnow Opsopoeodus emiliae Threatened May 2012 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) CWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Lichens Crumpled Tarpaper Lichen Collema coniophilum Threatened November 2010 Initial report in preparation (Fully Updated Report) BC, CMN, CWS, Parks
Lichens Eastern Waterfan Peltigera hydrothyria Threatened November 2013 Initial report in preparation CMN, CWS, NB, NS, Parks, QC
Lichens Oldgrowth Specklebelly Pseudocyphellaria rainierensis Special Concern April 2010 Initial report in preparation (Fully Updated Report) BC, CMN, CWS, Parks
Lichens Western Waterfan Peltigera gowardii Special Concern November 2013 Initial report in preparation BC, CMN, CWS, Parks
Marine fishes Greenland Shark Somniosus microcephalus Not applicable Initial report in preparation (New Report) Arctic Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, CMN, CWS, DFO, HFTCC, NB, NL, NMRWB, NS, NU, NWMB, Parks, PE, QC, TJFB
Marine mammals Bowhead Whale (Bering-Chukchi-Beaufort population) Balaena mysticetus Special Concern April 2009 Initial report in preparation (Fully Updated Report) Arctic Ocean, CWS, DFO, FJMC, NT, NU, Parks, YT
Marine mammals Bowhead Whale (Eastern Canada-West Greenland population) Balaena mysticetus Special Concern April 2009 Initial report in preparation Arctic Ocean, CWS, DFO, HFTCC, NU, NWMB, Parks, QC, TJFB
Molluscs Boreal Awningclam Petrasma borealis Not applicable Revision to initial report (New Report) Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NB, NL, NS, Parks
Mosses (common name not available) Apotreubia hortoniae Not applicable Initial report in preparation (New Report) BC, CWS, Parks
Reptiles Massasauga (Carolinian population) Sistrurus catenatus Endangered November 2012 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) CMN, CWS, ON, Parks
Reptiles Massasauga (Great Lakes / St. Lawrence population) Sistrurus catenatus Threatened November 2012 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) CMN, CWS, ON, Parks
Arthropods [a darkling beetle] Ephalus latimanus Not applicable Initial report in preparation (New Report) CWS, Parks
Arthropods Large-lipped Sand Beetle Omophron labiatum Not applicable Initial report in preparation (New Report) CWS, NS, Parks
Arthropods Sable Island Bordered Apamea Apamea sordens sableana Not applicable Initial report in preparation (New Report) CMN, CWS, NS, Parks
Arthropods Sable Island Cutworm Moth Agrotis arenarius Not applicable Initial report in preparation (New Report) CWS, NS, Parks
Arthropods Sable Island Eucosma Eucosma sableana Not applicable Initial report in preparation (New Report) CWS, NS, Parks
Arthropods Sable Island Leaf Beetle Tricholochmaea sablensis Not applicable Initial report in preparation (New Report) CWS, NS, Parks
Arthropods White-marked Tussock Moth (Sable Island spp.) Orgyia leucostigma sablensis Not applicable Initial report in preparation (New Report) CWS, Parks
Molluscs Bronze Pinecone Strobilops aeneus Not applicable Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) CWS, ON, Parks
Molluscs Globose Dome Ventridens ligera Not applicable Initial report in preparation (New Report) CWS, ON, Parks
Molluscs Pyramid Dome Ventridens intertextus Not applicable Initial report in preparation (New Report) CWS, ON, Parks
Mosses Haller's Apple Moss Bartramia halleriana Threatened November 2011 Initial report in preparation (Fully Updated Report) AB, BC, CWS, Parks
Terrestrial mammals American Badger jacksoni subspecies Taxidea taxus jacksoni Endangered November 2012 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) CWS, ON, Parks
Terrestrial mammals American Badger jeffersonii subspecies (Eastern population) Taxidea taxus jeffersonii Endangered November 2012 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) BC, CWS, Parks
Terrestrial mammals American Badger jeffersonii subspecies (Western population) Taxidea taxus jeffersonii Endangered November 2012 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) BC, CWS, Parks
Terrestrial mammals American Badger taxus subspecies Taxidea taxus taxus Special Concern November 2012 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) AB, CMN, CWS, MB, ON, Parks, SK
Molluscs Ashy Pebblesnail Fluminicola fuscus Not applicable Initial report in preparation (New Report) BC, CWS, Parks
Arthropods Leadplant Flower Moth Schinia lucens Not applicable Revision to initial report CMN, CWS, MB, Parks
Freshwater fishes Atlantic Sturgeon (St. Lawrence populations) Acipenser oxyrinchus Threatened May 2011 Revision to initial report Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NL, Parks, PE, QC, TJFB
Freshwater fishes Atlantic Sturgeon (Maritimes populations) Acipenser oxyrinchus Threatened May 2011 Initial report in preparation (Fully Updated Report) Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NB, NS, Parks
Lichens Peacock Vinyl Lichen Leptogium polycarpum Special Concern May 2011 Revision to final report (Status Appraisal Summary) BC, CMN, CWS, Parks
Marine fishes American Plaice Hippoglossoides platessoides Not applicable Revision to final report CWS, DFO, Parks
Marine fishes American Plaice (Arctic population) Hippoglossoides platessoides Data Deficient April 2009 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) 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 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NL, Parks, TJFB
Marine fishes American Plaice (Maritime population) Hippoglossoides platessoides Threatened April 2009 Revision to initial report (Fully Updated Report) Atlantic Ocean, CWS, DFO, NB, NL, NS, NWMB, Parks, PE, QC, TJFB
Marine fishes Bluntnose Sixgill Shark Hexanchus griseus Special Concern April 2007 Initial report in preparation (Fully Updated Report) BC, CMN, CWS, DFO, MNJFC, NJFMC, Parks, Pacific Ocean, TAJFC, TWJFC
Marine fishes Longspine Thornyhead Sebastolobus altivelis Special Concern April 2007 Initial report in preparation BC, CWS, DFO, Parks, Pacific Ocean
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
Amphibians Northern Leopard Frog (Western Boreal/Prairie populations) Lithobates pipiens Special Concern April 2009 Revision to final report (Status Appraisal Summary) AB, CMN, CWS, MB, NT, Parks, SK
Amphibians Western Chorus Frog Pseudacris triseriata Non active April 2008 Initial report in preparation (Fully Updated Report) CWS, ON, Parks, QC
Amphibians Western Chorus Frog (Great Lakes / St. Lawrence - Canadian Shield) Pseudacris triseriata Threatened April 2008 Revision to initial report CWS, ON, Parks, QC
Amphibians Western Chorus Frog (Carolinian population) Pseudacris triseriata Not at Risk April 2008 Revision to initial report CWS, ON, Parks
Arthropods Giant Lacewing Polystoechotes punctata Not applicable Revision to initial report (New Report) AB, BC, CMN, CWS, ON, Parks, QC, SK
Freshwater fishes Silver Shiner Notropis photogenis Threatened May 2011 Initial report in preparation (Status Appraisal Summary) CWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Molluscs Fawnsfoot Truncilla donaciformis Endangered April 2008 Revision to initial report (Status Appraisal Summary) CWS, DFO, ON, Parks
Terrestrial mammals Eastern Mole Scalopus aquaticus Special Concern November 2010 Initial report in preparation (Rapid Review of Classification) CWS, ON, Parks
Terrestrial mammals Woodland Vole Microtus pinetorum Special Concern November 2010 Initial report in preparation (Rapid Review of Classification) CWS, ON, Parks, QC

(1) Initialisms for Wildlife Management Boards (WMBs)

  • ARRC : Alsek Renewable Resources Council
  • CTRRC : Carcross / Tagish Renewable Resources Council
  • CRRC : Carmacks Renewable Resources Council
  • DKRRC : Dän Keyi Renewable Resources Council
  • DDRRC : Dawson District 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
  • IGC : Inuvialuit Game Council
  • LRRC : Laberge Renewable Resources Council
  • MNJFC : Maa-Nulth Joint Fisheries Committee
  • MDRRC : Mayo District Renewable Resources Council
  • NJFMC: Nisga'a Joint Fisheries Management Committee
  • NWC: Nisga'a Wildlife Committee
  • NYRRC : North Yukon Renewable Resources Council
  • NMRWB : Nunavik Marine Region Wildlife Board
  • NWMB : Nunavut Wildlife Management Board
  • PCMB : Porcupine Caribou Management Board
  • SRRB : Sahtu Renewable Resources Board
  • SRRC : Selkirk Renewable Resources Council
  • TRRC : Teslin Renewable Resources Council
  • TAJFC : Tla'amin Joint Fisheries Committee
  • TJFB : Torngat Joint Fisheries Board
  • TWPCB : Torngat Wildlife and Plants Co-Management Board
  • TWJFC : Tsawwassen Joint Fisheries Committee
  • WRRB : Wek'eezhii Renewable Resources Board
  • WMAC-NS : Wildlife Management Advisory Council: North Slope
  • WMAC-NWT : Wildlife Management Advisory Council: Northwest Territories
  • YFWMB : Yukon Fish and Wildlife Management Board
  • YSSC : Yukon Salmon Sub-Committee

(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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