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Removal of Johnson's Seagrass From the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Species

Overview

Description
Removal of Johnson's seagrass from the Endangered Species Act
Authority
Endangered Species Act
Action Status
Proposed Rule
Published
12/23/2021
Comments Close
02/22/2022 - Submit a Comment
Affected Species

Summary

We, NMFS, propose to remove Johnson's seagrass (Halophila johnsonii) from the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Species. To correspond with this action, we are also proposing to remove the critical habitat designation for Johnson's seagrass. We propose these actions based on newly obtained genetic data that demonstrate that Johnson's seagrass is not a unique taxon but rather a clone of an Indo-Pacific species, Halophila ovalis

Last updated on 12/28/2021