Endangered Species Status Review Report for Thorny Skate (Amblyraja radiata)

January 01, 2017

The 2017 status review report conducted on a petition to list either the United States or North Atlantic populations of thorny skate (Amblyraja radiata) as Distinct Population Segments (DPSs) under the Endangered Species Act (ESA)

This report comprehensively reviews the best available scientific information on the status of thorny skate, evaluates the factors contributing to the species’ proposed threatened or endangered status according to the petitions and other available information and includes an assessment of the species’ risk of extinction, providing the information necessary for us to make a determination on the potential listing of this species (or its distinct population segments) under the ESA.

Last updated by Office of Protected Resources on 06/28/2018

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