5-Year Review of the Banggai Cardinalfish
In 2021, NOAA Fisheries announced the initiation of a 5-year review for the Banggai cardinalfish (Pterapogon kauderni).
NOAA Fisheries is required by the Endangered Species Act (ESA) to conduct 5-year reviews to ensure that the listing classifications of species are accurate. The 5-year review must be based on the best scientific and commercial data available at the time of the review.
We requested submission of any such information on the Banggai cardinalfish, particularly information on the status, threats, and recovery of the species that has become available since its listing, effective February 19, 2016.
We have now completed the 5-year review and conclude that no change to the listing status is warranted at this time.