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Revised taxonomy and nomenclature for Hawaiian Monk Seals


Endangered Species Act
Action Status
Final Rule
Affected Species


We, NOAA Fisheries, announce the revised taxonomy of Monachus schauinslandi (Hawaiian monk seal) under the Endangered Species Act of 1973, as amended (ESA). We are revising the Enumeration of endangered marine and anadromous species and Critical habitat for Hawaiian monk seals to reflect the scientifically accepted taxonomy and nomenclature of this species. We revise the scientific name of the species as follows: Neomonachus schauinsland i (= M. schauinslandi).

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Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 10/15/2020