Status Review Report of 7 Giant Clam Species Petitioned Under the U.S. Endangered Species Act: Hippopus hippopus, H. porcellanus, Tridacna derasa, T. gigas, T. mbalavuana, T. squamosa, and T. squamosina. (ID382)

Description: The status review document for 7 giant clams will consist of a report explaining the best available information on the biology and status of the species as well as each species' risk of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of their respective ranges. The information in the review will be used to make a 12-month finding determination on whether listing each species is warranted or not warranted under the Endangered Species Act. After substantial revision to a previous version of this report, we will be seeking a second round of peer review.

ID: ID382                    Info. Type:  ISI

Estimated Initial Dissemination Date: 11/30/2022

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Contact Person: Carl Rhodes Get contact information

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Start date of Peer Review: 10/31/2022

Estimated Initial Dissemination Date:  11/30/2022

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Review Type:  Individual letters

Expected Number of Peer Reviewers: 3 or fewer

Peer Reviewers will be selected by: National Marine Fisheries Service

Will the public, including scientific or professional societies, be asked to nominate potential peer reviewers?  No.

Will there be opportunities for the public to comment on the work product to be peer reviewed? Potentially.

How: If NMFS determines that any species warrants listing under the ESA, NMFS will publish a proposed rule in the Federal Register and open a public comment period. An electronic copy of the status review report will be made available for public review and comment at during the comment period on the proposed rule. If NMFS determines that no species warrants listing under the ESA, such a decision will be announced in the Federal Register and is not subject to public comment. 

When: Public comments would likely be due within 60 days of publication of the proposed rule in the Federal Register.

Will the agency provide significant and relevant public comments to the peer reviewers before they conduct their review? No.

Primary disciplines or expertise needed in the review: Giant clam or marine bivalve biology, ecology, population dynamics

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