Reclassification of Morro Shoulderband Snail (Helminthoglypta walkeriana) (Draft)
Jul. 24, 2020
USFWS proposes to reclassify the Morro shoulderband snail (Helminthoglypta walkeriana) from an endangered to a threatened species under the ESA, and they propose a special rule under section 4(d) of the Act. This proposed reclassification is based on our evaluation of the best available scientific and commercial information, which indicates that the species' status has improved such that it is not currently in danger of extinction throughout all or a significant portion of its range, but that it is still likely to become so in the foreseeable future. USFWS also propose to update the Federal List of Endangered and Threatened Wildlife to reflect the latest scientifically accepted taxonomy and nomenclature for the species, Morro shoulderband snail. USFWS seeks information, data, and comments from the public on this proposal. USFWS also announce the availability of an assessment of the status of the Chorro shoulderband snail (Helminthoglypta morroensis) in which we conclude that the species does not meet the definition of a threatened species or an endangered species. USFWS will accept comments received or postmarked on or before 22 September 2020. POC is Stephen P. Henry, Field Supervisor, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Ventura Fish and Wildlife Office, 2493 Portola Road, Suite B, Ventura, CA 93003; tel 805-644-1766.

(Federal Register: 24 July 2020 [Proposed Rule] pages 44821-44835).

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