Endangered Species Act Status review Report of 3 Species of Foreign Corals; Cantharellus noumeae, Siderastrea glynni and Tubastraea floreana
This report is the status review for Cantharellus noumeae, Siderastrea glynni and Tubastraea floreana. This report summarizes the best available data and information on these species and presents an evaluation of their status and extinction risk.
This status review report was conducted in response to a petition received from WildEarth Guardians on July 15, 2013 to list 81 marine species as endangered or threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). Twenty-three of the petitioned species were corals. NMFS evaluated the petition to determine whether the petitioner provided substantial information as required by the ESA to list these species. In A Federal Register notice on October 25, 2013 (78 FR 63941), NMFS determined that the petition did present substantial scientific and commercial information, or cited such information in other sources, that the petitioned action may be warranted for three species (Cantharellus noumeae, Siderastrea glynni, and Tubastraea floreana) and, subsequently, NMFS initiated a status review of those species. This status review report considers the status and extinction risk to those three species.