Cantharellus noumeae is a naturally rare species of coral found in the New Caledonia area of the South Pacific with a restricted range size.
Under the Endangered Species Act, NOAA Fisheries must list threatened and endangered marine species regardless of where they are found. Cantharellus noumeae is listed as threatened throughout its range under the ESA.
NOAA Fisheries received a petition in 2013 to list 81 species, including Cantharellus noumeae coral, under the Endangered Species Act. In 2015, NOAA Fisheries released a final rule to list the species as endangered.
ESA Endangered - Foreign
- Throughout Its Range