Endangered Species Act Status Review of Greenback parrotfish (Scarus trispinosus)
A 2015 status review report conducted on a petition to list 81 species of marine organisms as endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)
On July 15, 2013, NMFS received a petition from WildEarth Guardians to list 81 species of marine organisms as endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). The greenback parrotfish was one of the 81 species included in this petition. Under the ESA, if a petition is found to present substantial scientific or commercial information that the petitioned action may be warranted, a status review shall be promptly commenced (16 U.S.C. 1533(b)(3)(A)). NMFS determined that for 27 of the 81 species, including the greenback parrotfish, the petition had sufficient merit for consideration and that a status review was warranted (79 FR 10104, February 24, 2014; http://www.nmfs.noaa.gov/pr/species/petition81.htm for the Federal Register notices). This document is the ESA status review report for the greenback parrotfish, Scarus trispinosus.