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Proposed Rule to List the Sunflower Sea Star as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act


Proposed listing of the Sunflower Sea Star
Endangered Species Act
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Affected Species


NOAA Fisheries announced today that, in response to a 2021 petition from the Center for Biological Diversity, it has completed a status review of the sunflower sea star (Pycnopodia helianthoides) and is proposing to list the species as threatened throughout its range under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

Last updated by West Coast Regional Office on 04/11/2023