Endangered Species Act Status Review Report: Black Teatfish (Holothuria nobilis)
This report is the status review for the black teatfish. This report summarizes the best available data and information on the species and presents an evaluation of its status and extinction risk.
This report was produced in response to a petition received from the Center for Biological Diversity on May 14, 2020, to list the black teatfish (Holothuria nobilis) as an endangered or threatened species under the Endangered Species Act (ESA). On August 10, 2020, the National Marine Fisheries Service (NMFS) announced in the Federal Register that the petition presented substantial information indicating the petitioned action may be warranted and that a status review for the species should be conducted (85 FR 48144). This report is the status review for the black teatfish (Holothuria nobilis) and summarizes the best available data and information on the species. The report also presents an evaluation of the status and extinction risk of the black teatfish.