Proposed rule to remove Siderastrea glynni from the Federal List of Threatened and Endangered Species (ID423)

As recommended by a recent five-year review of Siderastrea glynni, NMFS is proposing to delist the species based on new genetic and morphological information that demonstrates that it does not meet the statutory definition of a species, and therefore does not qualify for listing under the ESA. The proposed rule summarizes the new information supporting this action.

ID: 423 Info. Type: ISI
Estimated Initial Dissemination Date: 12/14/2020
Actual Dissemination Date of Peer review report: 4/22/2021
Actual Dissemination Date Final Work Product: 5/4/2021
Contact Person: Tracy Miller Get contact information
Review Type: Individual Letters
Expected Number of Peer Reviewers: 4-10

Peer Reviewers will be selected by: The agency

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? The public will be able to comment on the proposed rule during the 60- day Federal Register notice public comment period, which will open immediately after of the proposed rule in 2021.

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: Coral biology, coral taxonomy, genetics, ecology

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